Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills
Interested in studying one of our counselling courses? This qualification will help develop knowledge and skills around counselling by looking at counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will help develop self-understanding and reflect on values and beliefs. Successfully completing this qualification will help enable providing support and help to others.
An appropriate witness needs to be available to complete a witness statement as part of the Unit 4 assessment. Either a film demonstrating particular skills, or an appropriate witness will be needed to complete a witness statement as part of the Unit 4 assessment.
Free to study*
There are no specific entry requirements, however, learners should have a minimum of Level 1 in literacy and numeracy or equivalent.
Unit 1: Using Counselling Skills
Learn to identify core counselling skills alongside understanding how these are practised in a counselling relationship. Gain an understanding of how to establish an effective working relationship and will consider the boundaries which need to be respected in this sensitive role.
Unit 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories
This unit will introduce key elements of the main theoretical approaches in counselling, psychodynamics, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy. There are key practical differences between these theories and you will hone your skills in understanding the significant importance of counselling theory.
Unit 3: Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills
This unit covers the concepts of diversity and ethics. Gain an understanding of anti-discriminatory practice, discover the key aspects of an ethical framework, and discover ways to address diversity in counselling skills practice.
Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Personal Development
This unit encourages development of self-understanding, identifying values and beliefs and the ability to reflect on personal qualities and skills.
All materials are provided for you to complete the course. However, you will need access to a PC/laptop and suitable Wi-Fi to access teaching and learning.
Course length & timescale
8 to 12 weeks on average.
*Most students over the age of 19 will be able to study these courses for free, however, please contact us if you’re aged 19-23 and do not yet have a full Level 2 qualification (five GCSEs grade 9-4/A*-C, NVQ Level 2 or higher) as additional eligibility criteria may apply.
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Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills.