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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

The use of counselling skills are a useful toolbox of skills and techniques that can be used in everyday life and work. This qualification, which on average takes 8 weeks to complete, aims to introduce learners to the approaches and techniques that underpin the use of these skills. Gaining a knowledge of the range of counselling skills can be helpful in all areas of your life, both personally and professionally.

This course is open to both employed and unemployed learners (subject to eligibility requirements).

Learning objectives:

The main objectives are to: learn and develop counselling skills that can be used in a helping relationship, understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills, learn the ethical framework of counselling and appreciate the importance of self-development.

This course also complements other courses we offer with the skills learnt such as the NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health First Aid & Mental Health Advocacy in the Workplace and NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Information, Advice & Guidance.

Course structure:

Unit 01 Using counselling skills (this involves a demonstration of your skills with the tutor)

Unit 02 Introduction to counselling skills theories

Unit 03 Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

Unit 04 Counselling skills and personal development


Unique approach: One to one training and individual support with a highly experienced tutor

Receive a nationally recognised and accredited Level 2 qualification

Improve your skills and knowledge in relation to counselling skills

Evidence your professional competency

Progress to a role in which counselling skills are used