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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Subject Health and Social Care

Type Distance Learning

Qualification Level 2


This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.  It will be a useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role. The qualification does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor.

The course consists of 4 separate units

Unit 1: Using counselling skills

  • Know what core counselling skills are
  • Know how to establish a helping relationship
  • 3 Be able to use core counselling skills in a helping relationship (witness testimony required from an appropriate witness who has training, experience and knowledge in relation to counselling skills, such as a counsellor, manager or mentor)
  • Know how to conclude a helping interaction

Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories

  • Know elements of counselling theories
  • Know the significance of counselling theories

Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

  • Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
  • Know what discrimination means
  • Understand about anti-discriminatory practice

Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development

  • Know how to develop self-understanding
  • Know personal qualities relevant to the helping roles
  • Know how to meet own support needs
  • Know how self-reflection contributes to personal development

Course Delivery
Paper-based, 16 weeks

Teaching and Assessment
Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Entry Requirements
You will need to be over the age of 19 and been resident in the EU for at least 3 years.

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