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Counselling

Available across a range of levels, Macclesfield College’s counselling courses will provide you with the most current and effective counselling knowledge and techniques to enhance your skills or develop a rewarding career.

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Academic year: 18/19


This qualification is concerned with the training of counsellors to a professional level of competency.

As a pre-requisite for admission to the Diploma course learners must possess a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or the equivalent obtained elsewhere, as you will further develop the knowledge, skills and self-development from their Level 3 experience.

It is anticipated that learners will be involved in placement with rigorous and qualified casework supervision and this should enable an interchange of experiences between the placements and the classroom work on a constant basis.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts aims to:
* Enhance and improve verbal communication skills, especially empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
* Enhance and improve written communication skills
* Provide a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
* Develop an understanding of what counselling training entails and assist learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
* Introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem

Please note that this course does not qualify you to be a counsellor but it does give you effective counselling communication skills to use in your work life/home life etc.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: 3rd September 2018 to 28th June 2019


The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts aims to:
* Enhance and improve verbal communication skills, especially empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
* Enhance and improve written communication skills
* Provide a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
* Develop an understanding of what counselling training entails and assist learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
* Introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem

Please note that this course does not qualify you to be a counsellor but it does give you effective counselling communication skills to use in your work life/home life etc.

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Academic year: 18/19

Duration: Multiple start dates available.


The ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to:
* Develop a repertoire of counselling skills at a consistent level
* Underpin these skills with an understanding of one major therapeutic model
* Increase the self-awareness of the person and their awareness of the impact that they have on people.

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Apprenticeship vacancies

There are currently no apprenticeships at this point in time, but please call us on 01625 410 000 and we can advise you on any future availabilities.