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Counselling Intermediate Certificate at Elizabeth Woodville School

Course description

Students in both Year 12 and Year 13 are invited to take advantage of the opportunity to provide themselves with an extra qualification to add to their CV and a set of extra skills to offer in their future vocations, by undertaking the:

Course content

This is the only qualification in Counselling available to those under the age of 18, and Kingsbrook is one of very few schools across the country to offer our students this unique insight into an aspect of the world of caring.  Clearly, it is advantageous to be able to suggest that you have skills and understanding in this area as it reinforces your claim to being a mature and sensitive individual with emotional intelligence, something that is sought by universities and employers nowadays. Those who are undertaking mentoring will find the skills that are learnt useful in their relationships with their mentees, but the course is also open to all others. The course consists of a self-supported learning package, with no formal lessons, and is assessed through observation of an interaction and through a 1 hour multiple-choice type exam paper for which the pass mark is 60% (12/20). Attendance at a weekly session to present a ‘diary’ containing reflections on the work will be part of the course – the sessions will be held by Mrs Green in S5 (opposite 6th Form Study Room) on Thursday in Registration time, but formal marking of the work is not an aspect of this course.


The examinations are ‘on demand’ and can be sat and re-sat as often as is necessary, although we hope that this will not be necessary.  The first exam session will be 20 weeks after the first session, i.e. in early Spring, and accreditation follows very swiftly after this.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Elizabeth Woodville School directly.

Last updated date: 16 November 2015
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