ICHAS – Certificate in Group Facilitation Skills

QQI
5 ECTS
Duration
12 Weeks
Format
Part-Time
Start Date
See Below
Fees
€300
Introduction

Being able to facilitate groups within a counselling or psychotherapeutic environment is essential. Whether in an addiction setting or working with young people the skills of group facilitation allow for greater professional competency and wider range of approaches when working with end users. It also broadens the employment opportunities for those who complete the module successfully. This module is specifically designed to give students the skills, knowledge and
attitude to deal with the range of issues with regard to group facilitation within the counselling/psychotherapeutic fields.

This programme contains one 5 ECTS Credit module from the first year of our degree programme.

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This course will be presented at the following locations

Dublin: The next Dublin Certificate in Group Facilitation will take place part-time starting September 2018, for 12 weeks (6.00pm to 10.00pm) in Griffith College, South Circular Road, Dublin. Open for Registration

Timetable

September to December 2018 – Final dates TBC

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Classes are subject to viable cohort.

Limerick: The next Limerick Certificate in Group Facilitation will take place part-time starting September 2018, for 12 weeks (6.00pm to 10.00pm) in Walton House, Lonsdale Road, Castletroy, Limerick. Open for Registration

Timetable

September to December 2018 – Final dates TBC

*Please note that class dates/times may be subject to change. Classes are subject to viable cohort.

Cork: Not currently offered at this location

Waterford: Not currently offered at this location

Tralee: Not currently offered at this location

The Certificate in Group Facilitation takes place Part-time. This course is designed to to give students the skills, knowledge and attitude to deal with the range of issues with regard to group facilitation within the counselling/psychotherapeutic fields.

This module is 5 credits from the Second year of the BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy/Addiction/Youth Studies within ICHAS College. upon successful completion of this module you will receive an ICHAS College Certificate with a record of Credits for this module 5ECTS).

 Can I study this programme on a full or part-time basis?

This programme is available only on a part-time basis and will run as per above schedules.

Fees

A central tenet of ICHAS is the provision of flexible and affordable education for all. In line with the Universities and Institutes of Technology, the fees for the Certificate in Group Facilitation are €500. Students can pay in installments if preferred.

All fees are fully protected under our Protection of Enrolled Learners’ Policy in line with QQI requirements.

This Certificate in Group Facilitation module will provide an overview of the following topics: The role of the Facilitator in facilitation, What facilitation is
and is not. Ground rules of facilitation including confidentiality. Role and function of groups. Role of buy in within a group setting. Kolb’s theory how individuals and groups learn including activity, theory, reflection, pragmatism. Ethical and legal issues in group facilitation. Common mistakes in facilitation and how to overcome them. Yalom’s four key stages of group development forming, storming, norming, and performing. The role approach and requirements of the group and the facilitation in the forming stage of a group. The role approach and requirements of the group and the facilitation in the storming stage of a group. The role approach and requirements of the group and the facilitation in the norming stage of a group. The role approach and requirements of the group and the facilitation in the performing stage of a group. Personality types and their effects on groups. The need for structure in a facilitated session, setting goals within a group’s facilitation context. The role of timeframes within group facilitation. Energizers when and where they should be used. Dealing with conflict within a group setting. Using assertiveness to deal with disruptive participants. How to deal effectively with disruptive influences. Identifying and reviewing key learning points.

Structure of Course

On completion of this module students will be able to:-
1. Discuss the appropriateness of group facilitation within counselling and psychotherapy practice.
2. Explain theories of group learning/process and group development
3. Describe the key roles of facilitators in group work

How will I be assessed?  The assessment for this programme is a combination of conducting a 20 minute  in class group facilitation session,  a written report and class attendance and participation.

What supports will I have?  ICHAS is a college with a proven track record in delivering high quality education. At ICHAS, every lecturer and member of staff is committed to this ideal and to its implementation. We work on an individual basis with our students to bring this about, ensuring we meet your specific needs. We also have a proven track record of working with our students to overcome any barriers to progression that may occur your course.

Who Awards My Qualification and how well recognised is it? On successful completion of this module you will receive an ICHAS College Certificate with a record of Credits for this module (10ECTS)

This module is a 5 credit module from second year of the BA in Counselling Skills programmes which the College offers at both the ICHAS Campus in Ireland. This is a QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) validated programme. QQI is an Irish awarding body and set standards for awards they make on the NFQ. QQI have overall responsibility for the quality of Third level academic programmes in Ireland. See www.qqi.ie for further information.

Where can I progress to on completion of the course? Successful participants on this Certificate programme have the option to progress on to the BA degree programmes at the College.

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What are the entry requirements for this course?

To join the Certificate in Group Facilitation, applicants must meet the following requirements:

  • Be over 18 years of age.
  • Complete and submit the completed application form <APPLY HERE> and provide any requested information.

APPLY DIRECTLY TO THE COLLEGE BY COMPLETING THE APPLICATION FORM.

If you have any difficulty in applying for this course, then please contact the college on 061 216288 where we will be only too pleased to assist you.

The Certificate in Group Facilitation has many unique features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland, these include;

  • It is delivered by lecturers who work in this field, who are passionate about your education and dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise.
  • It covers topic areas that are relevant to society today.
  • It is a 5 credit module  from the Second year of the BA in Counselling Skills programmes at ICHAS. All programmes at ICHAS are QQI (Quality and Qualifications Ireland) validated programmes. QQI is an Irish awarding body and set standards for awards they make on the NFQ. QQI have overall responsibility for the quality of third level academic programmes in Ireland. See www.qqi.ie for further information.

ICHAS Locations offering Certificate in Bereavement, Loss and Grief:

LIMERICK:  ICHAS Walton House,Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park, Castletroy, Limerick LOCATION MAP

DUBLIN:  Griffith College Dublin, South Circular Road, Dublin 8, Dublin LOCATION MAP

CORK : Not Currently Offered

WATERFORD: Not Currently Offered

TRALEE: Not Currently Offered

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JIM MEANEY
M.A. Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy – Graduate 2011

Joining ICHAS at diploma level, my aspiration was to discover what counselling was about. After the diploma and through the Level 8 and Level 9 programmes, it became more about discovering who I was and then becoming a reflective counsellor. Understanding my self was most important if I was to help others with their journey. An additional benefit from this course was meeting so many different people from different backgrounds and with different views which taught me more about working with people, as a client or otherwise.

The college, course, staff and peers enabled this journey for me, where I have become a more holistic person. Now that I have ended up with a Masters in Counselling & Psychotherapy through the various challenges along the way is a great achievement for me.

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Sinead MCGuinness
(Graduate of the MA in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy; BA (Hons) in Counselling and PsychotherapyBA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I began my voyage with ICHAS in Studying for the BA degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy studies was the beginning of my voyage with ICHAS. I never imaged what an amazing voyage this would be and all the amazing people I would meet along my way.  I am still on my voyage and still meeting amazing people and still learning every day. My studies with ICHAS went further than I could ever have believed with finding myself growing both on a personal and professional level. The college at all times (more…)

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Patrick Fitzgerald
(BA in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies)

I came into ICHAS knowing that I wanted to help and work with people. Currently in my third year and all I can say is that I am amazed by how much I have grown both as a person and as a student. I was out of education for two years before starting and had fears and reservations about my ability as an academic and still not fully sure what I wanted to do with my life. The environment here compared to University’s or Institutes is not focused on just delivering the content and getting you through your degree or masters. Here they are looking at the individual behind the books and making sure that each student receives the same quality engagement that I have not seen anywhere else. ICHAS has allowed me over the last three years to see my true potential and ability through the stimulating learning environment here. I recommend this college to anyone looking into the areas of Counselling and Psychotherapy due to the high level of engagement with peers and lecturers.

Phone: 061 216 288
Walton House, Lonsdale Rd., National Technology Park,
Castletroy, Limerick, Ireland
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