Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2

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    14 Weeks

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    Distance Learning

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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 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 courses can be studied from home, work, or any location you wish.

They are designed for independent study, and you do not have to attend any sessions, however your assigned tutor will provide you with support and guidance throughout your course. To ensure that you keep on track and meet the deadlines it is suggested that you undertake 5-10 hours study per week.

Distance Learning course are studied from home, work, or any location you wish via our fully online learning platform.

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. There will also be an observation of you demonstrating your counselling skills, which will be recorded via a witness testimony carried out by a staff member with the relevant experience and qualifications in the core skills.

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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