Holbeck College

Motivational Interviewing

Learn Motivational Interviewing and help people build motivation with the science of helping people change

Study time
6 hours

Level 2

Start date
19 June 2024


Are you a coach, counsellor, manager or seeking to enhance your ability to inspire positive change in others? If so, this course on Motivational Interviewing is your guide to unlocking the art of guiding individuals towards transformational shifts in their behaviours and perspectives.

Course Overview

In this meticulously crafted course, you will delve into the world of Motivational Interviewing (MI), a proven methodology designed to foster intrinsic motivation and resolve ambivalence in the process of change. Developed by renowned clinical psychologists William R. Miller and Stephen Rollnick, MI has evolved into a dynamic and powerful technique used across various fields to facilitate sustainable personal growth.

Why Choose This Course?

Our course provides an in-depth exploration of MI, covering its core principles, strategies, and real-world applications. Through engaging lessons, practical exercises, and insightful case studies, you'll gain a deep understanding of empathetic communication, effective questioning, and active listening. You'll acquire a profound understanding of the four key processes of MI – Engaging, Focusing, Evoking, and Planning – and learn to seamlessly incorporate these techniques into your professional interactions.

Course Highlights

Who Should Take This Course?

This course is suitable for seasoned professionals looking to enhance their therapeutic toolkit, as well as those new to the realm of behaviour change facilitation. Ideal for healthcare providers, counsellors, therapists, coaches, educators, and anyone seeking to empower others in their personal growth journey.

The course comes with a comprehensive handbook and is assessed by a series of multiple-choice quizzes.

About Level 2

Level 2 is an introductory level qualification suitable for all. They typically do not require prior experience and will take 6-12 weeks to complete based on studying one module per week. See the course description for information specific to this course.

Meet your instructor

Chris Worfolk

Chris is a psychologist and coach. He holds an MSc in Psychology (Conversion) from Leeds Beckett University and is a Graduate Member of the British Psychological Society. He holds coaching qualifications with British Triathlon, IRONMAN and British Athletics.

What you will achieve

Completing the course will earn you a Level 2 Award in Motivational Interviewing awarded by Holbeck College and accredited by the International Association of Therapists. You will receive a digital certificate.

Employers and other educational institutions will be able to validate your qualification using our online validation tool.

Here is an example certificate from our Level 1 Counselling Concepts course.

Example certificate


This course is available via our on-demand platform. You can learn at your own pace but you will have access to your tutor if you have any questions or need additional support. Have some questions before joining the course? Reach out via the contact us page.

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