Introduction To Counselling

This course is delivered at several locations. Please select your preferred location

About this course

If you are keen to develop your knowledge and skills of counselling, then our Introduction to Counselling programme is the perfect course for you! This taster course will introduce students to listening skills and the principles of counselling training, and is delivered through a range of teaching methods, including experimental learning in the classroom.

What you will study

On this course students will study:

  • Listening skills
  • Self awareness and reflective practice

Course fee per year

Part-time enrolment fee: £35.00

Course Fee: £95.00

Entry requirements

No formal requirements, but an ability to write a 500 word reflective journal each week. Applicants must be 18 or over.

Course times

Barry - 18:00 - 20:30 Tuesday

Cardiff - 12:30 - 15:00 - Wednesday

Teaching and assessment

  • Written assessment

Important points

  • The College welcomes contact with parents/guardians of students who are under 18.
  • Additional support is available for students with learning difficulties and disabilities.
  • Cardiff and Vale College is committed to inclusion and values diversity. We are determined to promote equality of opportunity and to treat everyone fairly and with respect.
  • Cardiff and Vale College reserves the right to make changes to this course without prior notice.
  • Course fees are subject to change. Your fee will be confirmed prior to enrolment.
  • All courses are accurate at the time of upload or print.
  • Courses can only run if there are sufficient numbers.
  • Please note, if you choose three or more course choices, then you may be referred for a careers appointment first. This does not apply to A Level or GCSE choices.
Key information
This course is presented in several different locations, please choose the one convenient for you above.



Career prospects & further study

After completing this course, successful candidates may progress onto the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

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City Centre Campus, Cardiff
City Centre Campus, Cardiff

City Centre Campus,

Dumballs Road,


CF10 5FE

Barry Campus
Barry Campus

Cardiff and Vale College,

Barry Campus,

Vale of Glamorgan,

CF62 8YJ