An Introduction to Counselling

This course explores the use of counselling skills and the underlying theory and is designed for people who are considering a career as a counsellor. At the end of the course you will be able to apply to do the full level 2 qualification course.

Course Content

What is Counselling?
What is the role of the BACP?
What are verbal and non verbal skills?

Processing the day and Checking out;
Advice and guidance about progression.

Safety Information
We want to keep you safe while you are at RHACC and as such all on-site classes will have additional hygiene procedures in place, as per government guidelines. Please note that if guidance changes, we may need to make changes to your course, such as reducing numbers attending onsite, or in the event of lockdown, postponing or moving the course online. Please act responsibly and do not attend the class if you display any of the symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with someone who has. Please see government advice here.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

There are no entry requirements for this level, however you will need to have English at level 2 in order to progress to the qualification course.

First Class Requirements

you should bring a notebook and black pen to the first class.

Attendance Requirements

you must commit to attending all sessions, on time

Assessment Methods

You will be assessed by your tutor on your progress towards the learning outcomes for the course and your personal goals.

Further Study Options

Once you have completed this course, your tutor will advise you if you can progress to the Level 2

Additional Information

you are expected to attend all sessions and arrive on time.


Remote Learning:
Some of our courses are now delivered through remote learning, including video conferencing (using Microsoft Teams, Zoom, Skype) and email contact with your tutor.

If your course is indicated as an ONLINE COURSE, you will need either a PC (with a camera and microphone), laptop, tablet, smartphone and access to the internet to be able to join the lessons. Lessons will run at the published time – so be ready and set up to join in.

We hope you will enjoy this new approach to learning – many of our learners have commented on how they are enjoying the classes and have improved their IT and digital skills in the process.

Please don't worry if some of this is new to you - you are not alone! See here for guidance on how to use our simple software. If you are experiencing any problems with connection or installing software for your online class please contact our eLearning support team via the Student Intranet Portal: We are here to help you.