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Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

Course overview

This qualification will help students develop their knowledge and skills around counselling. Successfully completing this qualification will enable them to provide support and help to others.

Course duration

8 - 12 Weeks

Delivery method



Level 2




Funding is available subject to eligibility criteria, contact our team for details. Please contact our team for advice on finance and funding options.

Suitable for

This course is suitable for students aged 14 and over. It is ideal for anyone who would like to launch a career in counselling.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course, students will understand counselling theories, key elements of the main theoretical approaches and will develop self-understanding and reflect on their own values and beliefs.

Course content

  • Using counselling skills:
    • Identify core counselling skills alongside understanding how these are practised in a counselling relationship
    • How to establish an effective working relationship
    • Boundaries which need to be respected in this sensitive role
  • Introduction to counselling skills theories:
    • Theoretical approaches in counselling, psychodynamics, person-centred therapy and cognitive behavioural therapy
    • The key practical differences between these theories
    • Understanding the significant importance of counselling theory
  • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills:
    • Diversity and ethics
    • Anti-discriminatory practice
    • The key aspects of an ethical framework
    • Ways to address diversity in counselling skills practice
  • Counselling skills and personal development:
    • Develop self-understanding
    • Identifying your own values and beliefs
    • The ability to reflect on your personal qualities and skills

Course requirements

Candidates will require the following equipment for distance learning:

  • PC or laptop with a microphone and speakers (a webcam is preferred but not essential)
  • Access to the internet and web browser application (e.g. Google Chrome)
  • An email account for file sharing

For more information about this course please contact us.

Queens Court Regent Street Barnsley South Yorkshire S70 2EG
Tel: 01226 216760 | Email: |

These course details were downloaded on 20/04/2024

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