Start NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills course

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Support the well-being of others!

NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, which on average takes 8 weeks to complete, aims to introduce learners to the approaches and techniques that can be used in everyday life and work.  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). We may be able help you with a work experience placement to get some valuable experience as you learn, subject to availability. 

What you will learn:

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