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Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate

Provide the support to improve personal well-being

This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

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UK Government funded online course. Qualification accredited by TQUK & NCFE CACHE

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6 Week Course

4-5 hours of weekly study

Free online counselling course with certificate

This qualification aims to:

  • Introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • Develop counselling skills
  • Understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • Appreciate the importance of self-development

Understanding, knowledge and skills

Many people find it helpful to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. 

People in any situation could benefit from counselling, those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

Who is it suitable for?

This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. 

These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg. health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

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Is it really free?

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Each member of staff you wish to enrol must meet the eligibility criteria below to qualify for the funding.

We connect you with training providers that use the UK Government’s Adult Education Budget to fund the free online courses. 

Eligibility criteria

Receive an accredited certificate

Nationally recognised qualification

Each employee receives an accredited certificate as a record of achievement and reward for for completing a nationally recognised qualification.

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The free online course is split into manageable units

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, staff are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units.

In this unit learners will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.

In this unit learners will be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling.

In this unit, learners will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills.

In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.

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Frequently Asked Questions

If you meet the eligibility criteria then YES!

We connect you with learning providers that use government funding, in the form of the Education & Skills Funding Agency (ESFA) and the Adult Educational Budget (AEB).

We hope to get you started within 24 hours of completing the full enrolment process but this can vary depending on the learning provider.

Register interest and a course advisor will be in touch to provide you with more specific details.

The courses are designed to allow learners to fit their learning around their employment obligations and can be completed in a number of weeks or months, depending on the level. Our shorter courses are often completed within 3 weeks, whilst our longer lasting courses can take up to 3 months.

Yes! All of our free courses are 100% online.

All of our courses are accredited by UK government-recognised awarding bodies. These include NCFE CACHE and TQUK, with whom we work closely to ensure our existing courses, and all new ones, meet approved standards of excellence and are certified as such. NCFE CACHE and TQUK are national awarding organisations that design, develops and certifies nationally recognised qualifications and awards.

All qualifications are regulated by Ofqual and are the perfect way to boost any CV.

You can only take one course at a time but you can take up to 7 in one academic year.

No, there are no exams, all courses require you to complete assessment questions based on the knowledge you have just gained from the units.

The courses we offer are all funded qualifications, meaning you need to be eligible for government funding in order to secure your a place. This information is a funding requirement and proves your eligibility.

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This is an excellent service, it's simple to make an application, and a great way for staff to learn such important skills.

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