PET Short Course – Mental Health and Counselling

If you are thinking about making a start with distance learning and looking for useful tips to help you on the way, PET's short courses are a great place to start. With our short courses, there’s no pressure: you won’t need to submit assignments or sit an exam. Instead it’s an opportunity for you get a taste of distance learning, working at your own pace. By giving you the chance to experience studying with PET, you can prepare to embark on a full distance learning course and be confident you’ll hit the ground running.

This course aims to give you a taste of what it is like to study courses related to counselling or mental health at Level 2 and above. Increased knowledge of these areas are useful for everyday life, and can open the door to further study, as well as potentially finding volunteering or employment in this sector.

This is a FREE course which is printable via the Prison Staff Log-in page of our website. There is no need to apply for funding to PET.

The course contains five units:

  1. Time Management
  2. Reading and Noting
  3. Academic Writing: Clear Communication
  4. Essays and Exams
  5. Making the Most of Distance Learning

Entry Requirements: Level 1 English

Format of Course Materials: Paper-based (available for download)

Assignments: None – instead, the course contains a series of self-assessed exercises. (Answer sheets are also included).

Exams: None

Prison Support Requirements: Print the course and distribute to learner.

Tutor Support: No

What’s Next? Once you have achieved Level 2 English, you can apply for any PET course related to health and social care, or counselling.

Find Out More: On the Prison Staff log-in page of our website.

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