The Awareness Centre’s Foundation Certificate in Counselling provides a training opportunity in which students can learn about, explore and experience first-hand the field of counselling.
The course provides a solid theoretical and practical introduction to counselling and further provides opportunities to put this knowledge and skills into practice. It focuses on the development of a range of interpersonal skills and relationship building to attend sensitively and appropriately to the needs of others, whilst establishing and maintaining clear professional and personal boundaries. Self-awareness and personal development are vital components of the training. The course aims to facilitate these through personal and professional development activities, counselling skills training and theoretical input.
COVID-19 UPDATE: We have moved all of our trainings to live, online sessions using Zoom as the delivery platform. All delegates will be sent an invite to attend an on-line Zoom session instead of attending the scheduled training on-site. The timings will remain the same with all training starting at 10am. Required training materials/handouts will be made available to delegates in advance of the training so that they can access these during the training and can save/print post training.
The Foundation Certificate is a one-year, part-time course that is open to those who are considering a career in counselling, or those who wish to develop their interpersonal and communication skills. The course fee is £2150.
Intake One runs from January 2020 to November 2020 *This intake is now full.
Intake Two runs from April 2020 to November 2020 *This intake is now full.
Intake Three runs from September 2020 to July 2021
Intake Four runs from January 2021 to July 2021
September 2020 to July 2021. Application deadline 26th June 2020.
September 2020 – July 2021
Application Deadline: 26th June 2020
Selection Day: Tuesday, 30th June 2020, 10.00am to 5.00pm
All training takes place on Wednesday evenings in room 3 at TAC Clapham from 6.30pm to 9.30pm unless otherwise stated.
|MODULE ONE||DAYS/DATES OF TRAINING|
|Day 1||9th September – Incl. Induction|
|Day 2||16th September|
|Day 3||23rd September|
|Day 4||30th September|
|Day 5||7th October|
|Day 6||14th October|
|Day 7||21st October|
|READING WEEK W/C 26 OCT|
|Day 8||4th November|
|Day 9||11th November|
|Day 10||18th November|
|Day 11||25th November|
|Day 12||2nd December|
|Day 13||9th December|
|Day 14||16th December|
|Day 15||6th January|
|Day 16||13th January|
|Day 17||20th January|
|Day 18||27th January|
|Day 19||3rd February|
|Day 20||10th February|
|READING WEEK W/C 15 FEB|
|Day 21||24th February|
|Day 22||3rd March|
|Day 24||17th March|
|Day 25||24th March|
|Day 26||14th April|
|Day 27||21st April|
|Day 28||28th April|
|Day 29||5th May|
|Day 30||Saturday, 9th May 10:00 – 16:00|
|READING WEEK W/C 10 MAY|
|Day 31||19th May|
|Day 32||26th May|
|Day 33||2nd June|
|Day 34||9th June|
|Day 35||16th June|
|Day 36||23rd June|
|Day 37||30th June|
|Day 38||Saturday 11th July 10:00 – 16:00|
January to July 2021. Application deadline 12th November 2020.
January – July 2021
Application Deadline: 12th November 2020
Selection Day: Saturday 14th November 2020, 10.00am to 5.00pm
All training takes place on the dates and times specified, in room 3 at TAC Clapham.
|MODULE ONE||DAYS/DATES OF TRAINING|
|Day 1||Sunday, 10 January: 10am to 4pm (Includes induction)|
|Day 2||Monday, 18 January: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 3||Monday, 18 January: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 4||Monday, 25 January: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 5||Sunday, 31 January: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 6||Monday, 8 February: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|READING WEEK w/c 15th February|
|Day 7||Saturday, 20 February: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 8||Saturday, 27 February: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 9||Monday, 8 March: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 10||Saturday, 13 March: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 11||Sunday, 14 March: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 12||Saturday, 20 March: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 13||Sunday, 21 March: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 14||Sunday, 21 March: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 15||Monday, 19 April: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 16||Saturday, 24 April: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 17||Monday, 10 May: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 18||Saturday, 15 May: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 19||Sunday, 16 May: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 20||Monday, 24 May: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|READING WEEK W/C 31st MAY|
|Day 21||Monday, 7 June: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 22||Monday, 14 June: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 23||Sunday, 20 June: 10am to 4pm|
|Day 24||Monday, 28 June: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 25||Monday, 5 July: 6.30pm to 9.30pm|
|Day 26||Saturday, 10 July: 10am to 4pm|
Selection Day: £75, a non-refundable fee.
The Foundation Certificate in Counselling: £2150. A non-refundable deposit of £400 to be paid once you are accepted onto the course.
You can pay for the course in one lump sum of £1935, offering a 10% discount of £215. Or you can pay 10 monthly direct debit payments of £175 between September 2020 – June 2021, after paying the £400 deposit.