Course: Counselling Skills Level 1

Study Level

Level 1


Great Yarmouth Campus


15 Weeks



The Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is a 15-week course which will introduce you to the basic skills required to become a counsellor and how to use counselling skills to help others.

Whether you are interested in counselling adults or children, this course offers a good starting point to increase your knowledge and skills in the subject.

You will study two units and produce a portfolio of evidence, demonstrating your counselling skills. This can be used to assist your progression onto future study in courses such as Access to Counselling at East Coast College or other providers.

Please get in touch to inquire about the next start date for this course.

The cost of this course is £336. This course may be funded, subject to your personal circumstances. Please contact our Admissions team on 0800 854 695 or email for further details.




This course is available to students aged 19+ who hold at least 2 GCSEs at grade 2/E or above. These entry requirements are set as a guide and we encourage students who may be interested in studying counselling to submit an application and attend a discussion with the course leader.


A portfolio of evidence will be completed during the course which may contain short written assignments, presentations, group listening activities and discussions.


After completing the course, you may be able to progress onto Access to Counselling at Level 3. In order to progress to this course, you will require at least one GCSE at grade 4/C or above.