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Certificate in Counselling Skills – Level 2

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Courses Code
QD2HSCO
Study method
Part Time
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  • Is this course for you?

    This engaging and insightful course is for those who want to develop their understanding and use of counselling skills at work or in their personal life.

    It is the first step into counselling skills training and this course will give you a good understanding of what counselling is and how to use these skills to support others.

    You will develop your communication and listening skills and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

    This course is beneficial if you wish to work within a helping role in the future.

    This qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of situations and roles.

    It will not qualify you to practice as a professional counsellor, but will give you the foundation for training which is needed for this role.

  • Required qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications required for this qualification. But it is important to know that you will be putting together a portfolio and will be given weekly writing tasks to complete.

    Learners should be 18 to start the qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills, and learn how to use these skills effectively and safely to support others.

    You will learn to use feedback and self reflection to develop your counselling skills.

    Through counselling skills practice/role plays you will learn how to develop your core counselling skills to assist people who are working through life’s challenges.

    Learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

    • Unit 1: Using counselling skills
    • Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories
    • Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
    • Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development
  • Careers

    This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability in various careers such as health and social care work, education, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

    After achieving this qualification you could progress to Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

  • Work experience

    Your in class counselling skills role plays will be your ‘work’ experiences as you regularly practice counselling skills with your peers.

  • English and maths

    Learners will need to have a good level of English and maths basic skills as you will be writing weekly self reflective journals and completing written assignments.

  • Other important information

    You need to have an interest in supporting others and in human behaviour and be willing to take part in role-play exercises and group discussions.

    You will have Weekly tasks to complete to pass the course (this will include weekly journals, essay’s, research activities, short presentations, observer feedback and tutor assessments).

    You will need:

    • Pen and notebook
    • A4 Arch folder with dividers
    • Access to a computer
  • Is this course for you?

    This engaging and insightful course is for those who want to develop their understanding and use of counselling skills at work or in their personal life.

    It is the first step into counselling skills training and this course will give you a good understanding of what counselling is and how to use these skills to support others.

    You will develop your communication and listening skills and gain a deeper understanding of yourself.

    This course is beneficial if you wish to work within a helping role in the future.

    This qualification is designed to give you the knowledge and skills to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of situations and roles.

    It will not qualify you to practice as a professional counsellor, but will give you the foundation for training which is needed for this role.

  • Required qualifications

    There are no specific qualifications required for this qualification. But it is important to know that you will be putting together a portfolio and will be given weekly writing tasks to complete.

    Learners should be 18 to start the qualification.

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills, and learn how to use these skills effectively and safely to support others.

    You will learn to use feedback and self reflection to develop your counselling skills.

    Through counselling skills practice/role plays you will learn how to develop your core counselling skills to assist people who are working through life’s challenges.

    Learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

    • Unit 1: Using counselling skills
    • Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories
    • Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
    • Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development
  • Careers

    This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability in various careers such as health and social care work, education, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

    After achieving this qualification you could progress to Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

  • Work experience

    Your in class counselling skills role plays will be your ‘work’ experiences as you regularly practice counselling skills with your peers.

  • English and maths

    Learners will need to have a good level of English and maths basic skills as you will be writing weekly self reflective journals and completing written assignments.

  • Other important information

    You need to have an interest in supporting others and in human behaviour and be willing to take part in role-play exercises and group discussions.

    You will have Weekly tasks to complete to pass the course (this will include weekly journals, essay’s, research activities, short presentations, observer feedback and tutor assessments).

    You will need:

    • Pen and notebook
    • A4 Arch folder with dividers
    • Access to a computer

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