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Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills



Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills; ; ; ; The aim of this programme is to develop learners’ knowledge and skills in the area of counselling, mental health and wellness, and personal development at a foundational level, such that they will be able to perform more effectively as helpers in a variety of caring and pastoral roles, and will also be well placed to pursue further training in counselling and psychotherapy.; ; This programme addresses the learning needs of workers in the field in a flexible and accessible manner. It will enhance the provision of care through the development of practitioner skills and knowledge in the area of counselling and mental health, and through deepening practitioner self-awareness and reflectiveness. The programme is delivered through a blended programme of face to face and online learning which suits part time participants.; ; Graduates will serve as a resource in the community and the professional care field both regionally and nationally as participants are supported in their current work, volunteer, community or life situations (eg care, community, education, medical, pastoral, sports, youth work &c).; ; This Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills is not a professional qualification in Counselling and graduates are not qualified to practice as professional counsellors.; ; For those who wish to progress in this field, IT Sligo has a cooperation agreement in place with the Institute of Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy (IICP). “Specifically, graduates of the Certificate in Introductory Counselling Skills at IT Sligo are eligible to apply for a place in 2nd year of the IICP Honours Degree under Recognition of Prior Learning, subject to the successful completion of IT Sligo full award and a successful interview with IICP.; ; ; ; POTENTIAL FUNDING OPPORTUNITY; ; Sligo Chamber Skillnet may be able to partially fund programme fees for you or your employees – for further details please contactgcourtenay@sligochamber.ie

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