Course description

This is an initial course to introduce and explore the subject of Counselling. This includes the role of the helping skills and active listening and some of the essential skills and knowledge that are essential to developing counselling and helping skills. 

What can this course lead to?

This course will introduce you to the subject of counselling and will support you to progress on to further short courses including Counselling Skills for Volunteers and gain qualifications such as the Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills. Our Student Support Services team will work with you to design a personalised learning journey based on your needs and aspirations.

Want to learn more?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Open Events.


Northern College, Yorkshire

Course session dates

Session dates for 17 November 2022 - 18 November 2022

  • Thursday 17 Nov 2022 to Friday 18 Nov 2022

Session dates for 15 September 2022 - 16 September 2022

  • Thursday 15 Sep 2022 to Friday 16 Sep 2022

Course fees and funding support


* This course is fully funded for eligible students.

If you are not eligible, there will be a cost of £25.00 plus an additional fee if you choose to stay over. The vast majority of students are eligible to study for free and we will confirm when you apply.