Opening Doors | NCFE Counselling | Level 1

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Please see entry requirements tab Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?

A lady in a counselling session

Qualification: Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills

This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their listening and counselling skills. For those working in situations where communication and one-to-one interviews or interactions take place, or for anyone who is interested in progressing into further counselling training. Upon completion, you will achieve an NCFE Level 1 Award in Interpersonal Skills qualification.

Course aims:

● Improve your listening skills
● Learn effective responding skills
● Explore how counselling skills can help others
● Develop your self-awareness

This course is free for those who meet the eligibility criteria. Please see the Cost & Finance tab for more information. 

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
FE0729-1C 30 Apr 2021 Central Brighton Fridays - 9.30am-12.50pm 10 weeks £0.00

Entry requirements

If the following criteria apply, you qualify for one our free Opening Doors programmes.

  • 19+

  • Unemployed and claiming a means tested benefit (see Cost & Finance tab for more information)

  • Employed and earning less than £17,004.00 per annum

  • Currently seeking work

Entry requirements

Course fees

Our Opening Doors courses are free to those currently unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit. 

You will need to provide evidence of your benefit in order to receive a fee waiver for this course. 

We accept the following Means Tested benefits for this course: 

  • Universal Credit
  • JSA
  • ESA
  • Housing Benefit
  • Income Support
  • Council Tax Benefit (not reduction)
  • Pension Credit 

Please note we cannot accept DLA, Carers Allowance, PIP or Tax Credits. 


This course is also free to those who are currently employed and earning less than £17,0004 per annum. You will be required to provide evidence of this in order to receive a fee waiver for this course.

We accept the following evidence: 

  • P60
  • Last 3 months payslips
  • Tax Credit notice (for self employed)

Please note you will also need to bring photo ID to your enrolment. 

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