Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice

This Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice has been specifically designed for those who want to develop key foundation-level counselling skills. The certificate 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 contains one 10 ECTS Credit module from the first year of our degree programme. You will receive a College Certificate and a record of Credits on successful completion of the module.

This course will be offered at the following locations

Dublin: The next Dublin Certificate course will take place part-time starting Monday 19th October 2020, for 8 weeks (6.00pm to 10.00pm) in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin. Open for Registration

Closing Date for Applications: Thursday 15th October 2020

Timetable:
Monday 19th October 2020 Monday o2nd  November 2020 Monday 9th November 2020 Monday 16th November 2020
Monday 23rd November 2020 Monday 30th November 2020 Monday 7th December 2020 Monday 14th December 2020
Fees for this programme are €845

 

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

Limerick: The next Limerick Certificate course will take place part-time starting Thursday October 8th 2020, for 10 weeks (Evenings 6.00 pm to 10.00 pm) in Walton House, Lonsdale Road, Castletroy, Limerick Open for Registration

Timetable:
Thursday October 08th 2020 Thursday October  15th  2020 Thursday October 22nd 2020 Thursday October  29th 2020 Thursday November 05th 2020
Thursday November 12th 2020 Thursday November 19th 2020 Thursday November 26th 2020 Thursday December 03rd 2020 Thursday December 10th 2020
Fees for this programme are €800

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

Cork: The next Cork Certificate course will take place part-time starting TBC, for over 8 – 10 weeks in Griffith College, Wellington Road, Cork. Closed for Registration

Closing Date for Applications: TBC

Timetable:

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

Waterford: The next Waterford Certificate course will take place part-time commencing TBC. It will take place over 8 – 10 weeks in Wharton House, Catherine St, Waterford  Closed for Registration

Timetable:

Timetable:
Fees for this programme are €800
*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

Tralee: The next Tralee Certificate course will take place part-time starting (TBC). It will take place over 8 – 10 weeks  in The Rose Hotel, Dan Spring Road, Tralee, Co. Kerry V92 HKA4. Closed for Registration

Timetable

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

Ennis: The Certificate course will take place part-time starting (TBC). It will take place over 8 – 10 weeks  in The Clare Education Centre, Govermment Buildings, Kilrush Road, Ennis, Co. Clare  Closed for Registration

Timetable – Class as Scheduled Below:

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Courses are subject to viable cohort.

The Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice takes places over 10 weeks. This course is designed to give students a real insight into the area of counselling in addition to developing foundation level skills in the discipline.

Upon successful completion of the programme, you will obtain 10 ECTS credits on the National Framework of Qualifications. You will receive a College Certificate and a record of Credits on successful completion of the module.

This module is 10 credits from the first year of the BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy/Addiction/Youth Studies within ICHAS College and successful participants on the certificate programme have the option to progress on to the BA degree programmes at the College.   Should you wish to proceed with the ICHAS Degree Programme, tuition fees for this degree will be reduced, pro-rata (€500.00) by the course fee paid to obtain the Certificate in   Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practices 1. Students would also be exempt from class attendance for this module on the B.A. Programmes.

 Can I study this programme on a full or part-time basis?

This programme is available only on a part-time basis and will run 1 evening per week over 10 weeks from 6.00 to 10pm

Fees

A central tenet of ICHAS is the provision of flexible and affordable education for all.  Students can pay in installments if preferred.

Please refer to the location for details of the fees payable for this programme

Structure of Course The Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice is a 10 week programme. The subjects covered are designed to be both practical and theoretical leading to a broad understanding of counselling as a profession and providing participants with foundation level skills in:

Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice
Counselling and Psychotherapy its role and function within the caring professions
Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practices
Theoretical Perspectives in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Caring Practices – A Practical Approach
Active listening Skills in a Counselling and Psychotherapy Setting
Client Evaluation

 

How will I be assessed? The assessment for this programme involves a client interview and an evaluation.

What supports will I have? ICHAS is a college with a proven track record in delivering high quality education. At ICHAS, every lecturer and member of staff is committed to this ideal and to its implementation. We work on an individual basis with our students to bring this about, ensuring we meet your specific needs. We also have a proven track record of working with our students to overcome any barriers to progression that may occur your course.

Who Awards My Qualification and how well recognised is it? The course was revised in 2015 and is validated by Quality and Qualification Ireland (QQI). QQI is an Irish awarding body and set standards for awards they make on the NFQ. QQI have overall responsibility for the quality of 3rd level academic programmes in Ireland. See www.qqi.ie for further information.

Where can I progress to on completion of the course? Upon successful completion of the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice, students will be eligible to apply for a place on  the BA in Counselling and Psychotherapy.

What are the entry requirements for this course?

To join the Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Complete and submit the completed application form <Apply here> and provide any requested information.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM ABOVE.

If you have any difficulty in applying for this course, then please contact the college on 061 216288 where we will be only too pleased to assist you.

This Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapeutic Skills & Practice is intended to be an introductory course to the area of counselling and psychotherapy. You will benefit from enhanced communication skills including active listening, and come to better appreciate the role of empathy and understanding in many contexts.

The certificate will not entitle you to practice as a counsellor. For that, a longer and more intensive programme of study such as the BA (Hons)  in Counselling and Psychotherapy at Level 8  is necessary. However, for those who wish to enhance their empathy, communication and listening skills, and take advantage of the benefits this will afford in their personal and professional life; the certificate is an excellent choice.

This Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapeutic Skills and Practice has many unique features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland, these include;

  • It is on the National Framework of Qualifications
  • The certificate is derived from a programme that has recently been revalidated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring up to date teaching methods, programme content and quality.
  • It is delivered by lecturers who work in this field, who are passionate about your education and dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise.
  • It covers topic areas that are relevant to society.

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Available at our Dublin and Limerick Campuses

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