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Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills

Course Overview

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.

*The witness must hold a qualification in counselling skills and The Skills Network may contact the witness to validate their qualifications and experience.

Key Information

Course Length
8 to 12 weeks on average

Course Level
Level 2

Awarding Body
TQUK
(E-certificates upon achievement)

Learning Method(s)
Online materials
Paper materials
Online assessment
Paper assessment

For Individuals

Benefits

  • Study from anywhere, at any time
  • Gain an accredited level 2 qualification
  • Nationally recognised
  • Access to an award-winning e-learning platform
  • Perfect for beginners
  • Unlimited support from qualified tutors
  • Receive a digital e-certificate upon completion

Cost and Funding Information

Course Price
£225.00

Direct Debit
Yes

Funded Course
England and Scotland Only

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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.

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