This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches underpinning the use of these skills. Who is it suitable for? Anyone who’d like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. It will also provide a pathway for those wishing to commence their counsellor training at HE level, or learners who wish to study this programme to complement other programmes. This qualification is suitable for learners aged 18 and above. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.