Course Code: SC1FE374 Helping Skills - Level 2 Next course dates Start dateLocationDuration / Fees 14 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks / £336 Apply now 14 Sep 2023 Bispham Campus 6 Weeks / £336 Apply now Overview Is this course for me? What will I learn? How will I be assessed? Key information Where could this course take me? Course Summary This qualification is designed for anyone who is either in a role that provides an element of support to others or would like to be. This could be either in employment or in a volunteer capacity. It is particularly relevant for those offering support in social care working with families, in mental health, or in addiction or recovery services. It will provide the opportunity to understand the skills needed to communicate effectively and engage appropriately in one-to-one helping relationships. This 6 week course is one of a suite of short 6 week CPD courses available over the academic year. Others available include: Level 2 Certificate in Understanding the Safe Handling of Medication Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding Level 2 Award in Awareness of Dementia Level 2 Award in Prevention and Control of Infection Level 2 Award in Nutrition and Health Entry Requirements No previous training or experience is required for this programme but you must be over 19 on the 31 August before the course start date Qualification Obtained Level 2 Award in Helping Skills Modules/Subjects Covered This course consists of the following 3 units and provides the knowledge and understanding of: Developing self-awareness for the helping relationship Developing listening and communication skills for the helping relationship Managing the helping relationship Industry Placement and Field Trips This is a knowledge-only qualification; there are no work placements required and no field trips planned as part of this qualification. Learning and Teaching Methods The course is delivered over 6 weeks from the course start date through once weekly 4 hour classroom based sessions with a specialist course tutor. The tutor will also be available for weekly support and will guide you from the beginning to the completion of your qualification. Within these sessions there will be tutor delivery, question and answer, discussion, group work tasks and individual tasks. It is expected that you will complete a minimum of 4 hours independent study, each week, outside of the class to complete the assessment tasks which take the form of electronic workbooks. You will also have access to a Virtual Learning Platform which will provide you with additional resources to support completion of the qualification. Expert Tutors All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice. Assessment Methods There are no exams or graded assessments in this qualification. For each unit, assessment will be made following the completion of a workbook in which you will demonstrate your knowledge through written responses. Throughout the course you will receive regular feedback on the work that you submit which will contain guidance as to how to further improve and to support you to ensure that all criteria are passed. You will be required to undertake a self-evaluation of your own communication skills and then at the end of the course, you will also be required to take part in a role play scenario in which you will be able to demonstrate different type of communication skills, reflecting on the progress that you have made. Tuition Fees Read our tuition fees guide. Other costs and equipment needed For completion of the assessment tasks, it is recommended that you either have access to devices at home such as a laptop or that you are able to attend college at additional times to access the IT facilities available. All other equipment/resources you require for this course are provided by B&FC at no extra cost. Regulation and Accreditation Accrediting Institution: N/A Awarding Body: NCFE Terms and Conditions Read our full terms and conditions. Career Options and Progression This Level 2 qualification in the Level 2 Award in Helping Skills provides a valuable CPD opportunity for those already working in the health and social care sector to further extend knowledge gained from the Care Certificate or core health and social care qualifications. It can also be used to enhance the CV and provide background knowledge for those looking to gain employment in the health and social care sector. It can also be used to aid preparation for higher level study in the health and social care sector by providing specialist knowledge.