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Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2

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    Part Time

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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    Anytime

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This Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate is beneficial for anyone with an interest in developing their counselling/listening skills for either work or personal interest. It will develop your knowledge and understanding, whilst introducing you to the competencies required to prepare for further learning or training.

This course will not qualify you to practice as a counsellor, but will help you with the techniques needed in order to engage in helpful interactions appropriately. You could use this knowledge to complement your existing career, to assist in daily interactions, or as a starting point for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

This qualification can be used to update and continue your professional development (CPD) and to develop knowledge/skills relevant to the occupational specialisation.

What will I do?

During the Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate you will study:

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

As this is an adult learning course, you will need to be aged 19 or over. You will also need to have at least a Level 1 qualification in English/Literacy or equivalent, as the course requires you write your answers for assessment purposes. We can provide the opportunity to complete your Level 1 English course by following the link below:

English and Maths

We can also assess your English/Literacy level before you enrol for the Distance Learning course to see if you are currently working to this level. Please contact distancelearning@boston.ac.uk to request further information.

To assist in completion of this qualification, it may help to be working in, or have access to, the chosen sector. If you already have a higher-level qualification in this specialism, it may impact on your eligibility.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

This course can be studied via any of the below methods:

  • Paper-based learning with handwritten assessment
  • Paper-based learning with online assessment

This course is currently being subsidised by Boston College and is therefore FREE* of charge.

We do accept that sometimes there are exceptional circumstances that prohibit you from completing these courses. If you find yourself struggling with the qualification, our support staff will always try to help you find a workable resolution. However, if you are studying a free course and choose to withdraw, you may have to pay a non-completion fee of £85 to cover the administration costs, materials and registration fees.

*subject to eligibility.

You will be allocated your own study pack, (online or paper-based), and will be supported by a personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will work through a series of tasks and activities to assist in gaining the qualification.

There will be written assessments covering the content.

If you choose to study this course online you will be required to upload a short 5 minute video recording demonstrating your counselling skills. If you do not have anyone available to do this it can be undertaken via a Microsoft Teams call with one of the Distance Learning Admin Team. Once it has been uploaded their assigned tutor will be able to access it to mark and provide feedback.

If you have chosen to submit paper based assessments they will need to ensure that you have access to someone who has relevant experience and qualifications in the core skills of Counselling.

Successful completion of the course will lead to a better understanding of the subject, which may improve your career prospects. You could also progress onto other qualifications in this field, or further Distance Learning courses to continue your CPD.

Other Distance Learning courses that may be of interest are:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Health and Social Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in the Principles of Dementia Care
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Nutrition and Health
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Autism

Other options for further study are:

  • Higher Education Qualifications
  • Apprenticeships
  • Adult Learning Courses

How to Apply.

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Alternatively for more information on this course, please call our Information Line on 01205 313218

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