Counselling skills

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.

Learners get the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.

counselling skills level 2
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In a nutshell

Fully-funded via the UK Government in the form of the Education and Skills Funding Agency. Endorsed by CIMPSA.

Overview of Counselling skills

Qualification aims and objectives

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.

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). 

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.

Course units

To be awarded the Level 2 certificate in Counselling skills, learners 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.

Get certified

Gain a nationally recognised level 2 accredited certificate.

Eligibility

Been in the UK or EU for three years for purposes other than study.

19+ at the start of the academic year.

  • Not on an apprenticeship.
  • Not completed any part of the course before.
  • 19-23-year-olds must have a level 2 or higher prior to attainment.

How to enrol

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Christine Nesbitt
Christine Nesbitt
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This is a great way to learn a new subject. You get great support and it's very clear what you have to do.
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Good course with good mentor help when needed.

Progression and related courses

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

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