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Key Facts

Level:
Level 1
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
6
Qualification No:
601/3953/5
GLH:
51 hours
Total qualification time:
60 hours
Price:
£29.50 per learner
Age Range:
16-18 & 19+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is to give learners an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or training. The development of listening skills will also support learners to develop skills need in daily life and at work for example in the field of health and social care.

    The qualification supports progression to the Gateway Qualification Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

    The approved age range for these qualifications is 18+, 19+.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 2 mandatory units totally 6 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 2 mandatory units totalling 6 credits.

    Introducing Counselling Skills

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    27
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    D/506/4761
    Click here to view full unit details

    Using Counselling Skills to Help Others

    Level:
    Level 1
    Guided Learning Hours:
    24
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    Y/506/4760
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 1 Award in Counselling Skills is to give
    learners an introduction to Counselling Skills in preparation for further learning or
    training. The development of listening skills will also support learners to develop skills
    need in daily life and at work for example in the field of health and social care.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    Learners will undertake two units to complete the qualification and covers an introduction to counselling and development of skills associated to counselling.


    How is this qualification different from other, similar qualifications?

    N/A


    Which sector does this qualification support?

    This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning.


    Which job roles does this qualification support?

    N/A


    What are the progression options?

    This qualification is a small introduction to counselling and progression would be to the next level of learning.


    What are the higher education progression options?

    N/A


    What are the English and maths progression options?

    N/A


    What barriers will this qualification help the leaner overcome?

    N/A


    How will this qualification support the learner’s independence?

    N/A


    Progression & entry requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding. The qualification supports progression to the Gateway Qualification Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms