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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

At A Glance

  • Suitable for candidates who want to take the first steps in training to become a counsellor

  • No previous training or experience needed

  • Minimum age 18

  • Internet-enabled device required

  • 90 guided learning hours

  • 17 academic credits

  • Suitable for candidates who want to learn counselling skills in voluntary or employed positions

  • Evening class and fast track options are available

  • The Fast Track option can be started in September and completed in January, giving time to complete a Level 3 Fast Track course by the end of the academic year

  • The evening option begins in September and ends in May, allowing you to study while continuing with work or other commitments

  • Course fee - Total course fee is £994. A £250 deposit is required when accepted onto the course, the remainder due when the course commences. This can be paid off in full with a one-time payment of £744 or with six monthly payments of £124

This course will teach you a range of counselling skills that can be used in your existing job to enhance your communication skills as well as provide you with the necessary skills to move on to a Level 3 course. It is the entry point to training as a professional counsellor.

The counselling course is taught in an experiential way and you will be encouraged to participate in skills practice sessions with peers to develop the skills you will be learning. The theoretical basis for the course is primarily humanistic, drawing on concepts from the Person-Centred approach to counselling. 

The course will teach you how to:-

  • Work within professional limits

  • Maintain boundaries

  • Communicate empathic understanding

  • Work to the helpee’s agenda

  • Develop your self-awareness

  • Use listening and responding skills

  • Give and receive feedback to develop counselling skills


We look forward to welcoming you onto the course soon!


For details of funding for this course click here

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