Certificate in Foundational Skills & Competence in Counselling & Psychotherapy

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Type
Professional / Short Course
Duration
10 Weeks & 4 Saturdays
Validated by
ICHAS-FSCP: Certificate in Foundational Skills & Competence in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Mode
Part-Time
Campus
Dublin / Cork
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Course Overview

Learn fundamental skills and competencies in counselling & psychotherapy practice.

The certificate is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is an ideal introduction to the world of counselling and psychotherapy, offering participants the opportunity to explore this growing profession in Ireland.

It serves as an excellent introduction to the area of counselling and teaches general counselling skills that will benefit people in both their personal and professional lives. This programme is suitable for those who wish to study both Counselling and Psychotherapy at a foundational level, either to support existing roles or as a point of initial discovery as to whether a Major Award might be something that they wish to pursue.

Why study Certificate in Foundational Skills & Competence in Counselling & Psychotherapy at Griffith College?

The certificate is designed for those who have little or no professional experience but wish to extend their knowledge of interpersonal and counselling skills prior to undertaking more advanced educational training in counselling at degree level. It is also relevant for healthcare professionals, teachers, social workers, managers, customer services, sports coaches and others.

  • Students gain practical experience as well as theoretical understanding of the area of counselling which they can later apply both personally and professionally.
  • Classes are conducted on a part-time basis, comprising of one evening a week for 12 weeks.
  • Small class sizes ensure that you get the one-on-one attention needed to perfect your counselling skills.
  • Graduates can apply for further higher-level studies in the field.
  • Successful Students will gain 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications

Course Highlights

  • Taught through Blended Learning
  • Benchmarked against European Association of Counselling Training Standards (2015)
  • Designed for learners who wish to develop their counselling and psychotherapy skills for both personal and professional development.
  • Successful completion of this programme means the participant will have completed 20 ECTS on the National Framework of Qualifications.

Intake Dates

We run two intakes for this course commencing in Spring and Autumn.

  • February *
  • October*

*subject to sufficient numbers

Please see the timetables section for the next course dates. 

Course Details

Participants take two modules to complete this programme

Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling & Psychotherapy (10 ECTS)

The aim of this module is to introduce a range of theories central to counselling and psychotherapy placing them in their social, cultural, philosophical, and historical contexts.

Essential Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills (10 ECTS)

The aim of this subject is to teach students the attributes and foundation skills necessary to work and understand their role in areas of practice such as Counselling & Psychotherapy.

Timetables

This course is scheduled to commence on Monday, the 27th of February 2023 at Griffith College Dublin Main Campus, and will run over 10 weeks (10 Mondays and 4 Saturdays). Please contact [email protected] for further information.

This course will run from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Mondays and 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays*, course dates outlined below.

Year 2023:

Feb: 27

Mar: 06, 11*, 13, 20, 25*, 27

Apr: 03, 15*, 17, 24

May: 08, 13*, 15

 

 

This course is scheduled to commence on Monday, the 27th of February 2023 at Griffith College Wellington Road, Cork  and will run over 10 weeks (10 Mondays and 4 Saturdays). Please contact [email protected] for further information.

This course will run from 6.00pm to 9.00pm on Mondays and 9:30am to 4:30pm on Saturdays*, course dates outlined below.

Year 2023:

Feb: 27

Mar: 06, 11*, 13, 20, 25*, 27

Apr: 03, 15*, 17, 24

May: 08, 13*, 15

How to Apply

Entry Requirements

The knowledge, skills, and competence required to successfully participate in and complete the Programme are outlined below:

  • All applicants must be over 18 years of age.
  • Applicants will be required to have basic IT literacy, skills, and competence,
  • For non-native speakers of English, a C score in the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFRL) or an equivalent IELTS score of 6.0 is required.

How to Apply

To apply, please complete the application form and upload copies of the relevant documentation.

Fees

Study mode: Part-time

EUR1,250

Progression

Graduates of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice course are eligible to advance to progress to any of the Level 8 BA (Hons) programmes in the field of:
 

  • Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies,
  • Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy with Addiction Studies 
  • Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy with Youth Studies.

 

Career Progression 

Graduates of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice will have a good basis for professional progression in the counselling sector while they will have developed key life skills that can be applied freely to other professions.