Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate

Course length

108 hours - (36 weekly sessions of 3 hours)

Who is this course for?

This qualification is suitable for those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor or those who want to use counselling skills in other professional or helping roles.

What could these courses lead to?

Careers that would benefit from Counselling Skills include; Human Resources (HR) Nursing & Healthcare, Teaching, any Team Leaders and Managers. Your natural progression from this course is level 3 in counselling.

To become a practising counsellor, learners need to achieve a subject specialism at level 4/5. These courses are assessed through a portfolio of evidence and, in some cases, an external exam as well.

In 2021-2022 the average salary for a qualified counsellor was £26,582

Support if you are registered unemployed, looking for a job or a better job – Route to Work

As part of your learning programme, we will support you to develop the skills you need to get a job or a better job, such as CV writing, application forms, interviews and working in a team.  Your tutor will discuss your individual learning and development needs to agree with you which of our Route to Work short courses will best suit your needs and enrol you on these modules.

Entry requirements

Learners must be at least 18 years old. You must have English skills at level 2. You will need to be interviewed to ensure this course is suitable for you at this time.

Course content

You will learn about

  • Using counselling skills
  • Introduction to counselling skills theories
  • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
  • Counselling skills and personal development
  • Producing a candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements.

Will I gain any qualifications?

You will gain an NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

How will I learn?

You will be taught and supported by a tutor. You will be expected to attend your group once a week and participate in group and paired activities and discussions; this may be a mixture of face to face and online learning. You will build a portfolio of evidence and complete specific tasks with the guidance of your tutor. Independent study and research are required.

Your commitments as a learner

To achieve success on the course, you will need to attend regularly. If you need to miss a class, please let us know in advance. You will need to ensure that you allow sufficient time for self-study and complete any homework set. You will be expected to complete all assessments and complete the full course.

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