Online course details

UK/EU fee


International fee


Course level

Level 5

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

23 September 2019

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning



Online course description

In this specialist, stand-alone module you will explore and develop the interpersonal skills that form the foundation of counselling and psychotherapy. You will be given the opportunity to consider how these verbal and non-verbal skills can improve personal communication and enhance self-awareness.

On completion of this module you will be able to demonstrate the skills involved in listening, responding, questioning and engaging, and evaluate your own skill in a role play interaction. You will also gain an understanding of a range of approaches to learning including the ability to evaluate and reflect.

Topics covered may include:


Offset module credits towards Counselling Studies and Skills University Diploma

If you do not have a degree qualification, once you’ve completed this module, you have the option to offset the 20 credits through Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) towards our online Counselling Studies and Skills (Not a Licence to Practice) University Diploma. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

Course requirements

You will:

English language qualifications

IELTS 7.0 (or equivalent) if you have not completed a programme at an English-speaking institution.

When applying, it is essential that you submit the following:

  1. Qualification evidence awarded in your country
  2. Transcripts of all relevant education/training
  3. NARIC evidence
  4. International English Language Testing System (IELTS) with a score of 7.0* in all areas or equivalent qualification

If you have a minimum of IELTS level 4.5 you can study our Certificate of Credit in English for Academic Purposes which we will accept as evidence that you are able to perform at a suitable level of IELTS 7.0. We will also accept the Certificate of Credit as evidence that you can perform at GCSE level.

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Prices correct for 2019/20 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.