At a time when wellbeing concerns are hitting headlines daily, the UK’s leading distance learning provider is shining hope on the future of mental health. Oxbridge has seen a spike in those signing up to study on its Counselling Skills courses, with more than double the number of applicants than in 2018.
Offering Counselling Skills levels 2 and 3, as well as Advance Counselling level 4, Oxbridge has seen significant growth across each course, showing that learners are keen to leaning in to fix the problem. Students on the courses are provided with the opportunity to gain a deeper understanding of key theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills, ethics, diversity, and the importance of self-development.
This rise in uptake will be welcome news across the board, particularly as a study by World Health Organisation has shown that one in four people worldwide will be affected by mental or neurological disorders at some point in their lives. Around 450 million people currently suffer from such conditions, placing mental disorders among the leading causes of ill-health and disability worldwide.
Matt Jones, Director of Oxbridge comments: “We’re incredibly excited to be the choice for so many embarking on their career path to counselling. At Oxbridge, we pride ourselves on providing people with the opportunity to study at their own pace, at their own time, with no setbacks. It gives our students the chance to begin a career, without jeopardising their current commitments and to see soaring numbers for such a vital course like Counselling Skills is fantastic to see.”
At such an essential time for mental health and wellbeing, the focus on the importance of counselling and the benefits it provides people cannot be overlooked. Quality here is key, and Oxbridge’s Counselling Skills courses are heads above the rest, having achieved online quality checked training recognition from the National Counselling Society (NCS). What’s more, recent counselling skills graduates have gone on to begin flourishing careers, putting their newly learned skills into place.
Priding itself on its innovative approach to education, Oxbridge recently picked up the award for ‘Best Use of Blended Learning – Commercial Sector’ from the prestigious Learning Technologies Awards, with competition from the likes of Jet2.com (Silver Award), Calex UK & PSA Group (Bronze Award), L’Oréal, MG, and Domino’s Pizza. Founder, Matt Jones, has also been recognised; crowned ‘Company Leader’ and ‘Overall Winner’ at the West Midlands Leadership Awards 2019 with Willard Wigan (MBE) as his special guest in attendance too.
“2019 was an exciting year for us all here at Oxbridge, seeing the growing statistics across an array of our courses makes us even more excited for the year ahead. In 2020, we hope to continue to push the boundaries of e-learning and support our students to elevate their capabilities which will get them on the path that they set out for,” concluded Matt.