Humanities and Social Sciences
Course basket

Humanities and Social Sciences

Adults Part-Time

Introduction to Counselling Skills - Part-time

The aim of this course is to study the core conditions and practise the basic skills of person centred counselling and the philosophy and theory underpinning them.

  • Course Description

    The course, which we offer in the evening and during afternoon, is very person-centred, and experiential learning (using personal experience to learn from) is a large part of the sessions.

    Group discussions and skills practice will be combined with theoretical input by the tutor, and reinforced by modest homework assignments of reading and the keeping of a journal.

    You are encouraged to evaluate your own learning and progress so they can indicate your future training, educational and personal needs. You can expect challenge, support and encouragement.

    As a result of the course you should be able to:

    • Identify and name the core conditions of person centred counselling
    • Practise basic active listening skills based on the core conditions
    • Identify those situations where counselling is and is not appropriate
    • Relate the course learning to your personal and professional development and determine what further steps you might take in relation to your further education and development
  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements.

  • Course Length

    This course will run each Tuesday from 6pm - 9pm

  • Progression Opportunities

    What can I do after this course at CWA?

    The College of West Anglia offers many opportunities to continue studying from entry level through to degrees at University Centre West Anglia. Some of the courses available for those who have successfully completed this course include:


  • Course Fees
    Age Cost
    Course fee £120

    Fee information

    Please note the information on this page was correct at the time of publication but is subject to change due to factors beyond our control.
  • Additional Information

Starting 15/09/2020



Duration 12 weeks

Humanities and Social Sciences Careers

Get insights into where our courses can lead you. See example work tasks and find real job vacancies.

Social workers


Potential Salary

Social services managers and directors


Potential Salary

Social and humanities scientists


Potential Salary

Keep up with Humanities and Social Sciences at CWA

Get notified of the latest open days, events and course information we think you’ll be interested in

This field is required
This field is required.
CWA Logo

General Enquiries
01553 761 144

Student Services
01553 815 271

If you would like to ask a question, please complete the form below and we will get back to you as soon as we can.

Invalid Input
Please tell us your first name
Please tell us your surname
Please enter a valid email address
Invalid Input

Please select the types which best describe you
Please tell us what you are enquiring about
This field is required
Invalid Input
Invalid Input


Picking the right course can be difficult. Don’t leave any questions unanswered - our expert support team are waiting to help.

This field is required.
This field is required.
This field is required.

Please select the types which best describe you
This field is required.
This field is required.
Invalid Input
Invalid Input