Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate
Validated by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), this course is aimed at those who want to develop recognised counselling skills in the workplace or wish to develop their career as a counsellor.
NOTE: You will only be accepted on the course by an essential interview with a member(s) of the Counselling Team. You must also bring a copy of all certificates (from other training organisations and colleges) to the interview.
You need to be 19 years of age or over and hold:
- An Introductory Certificate in Counselling of a minimum of 25 hours
During the course you will cover topics including:
- Using counselling skills ethically and safely
- Managing and helping interaction
- Communicating empathic understanding
- Managing an active listening space
- Using self awareness to facilitate helping work
- Use counselling skills coherently
- Use study skills to help manage learning
You will need to complete a Learning Journal throughout the course. Assessment will involve self, peer and tutor assessments. There will also be a practical skills assessment. Towards the end of the course you will be externally examined on your ability to identify Level 2 Counselling Skills and you will need to complete a Candidate Learning Record.
Further study and career options
Successful completion of this course, along with our Counselling Studies Level 3 Certificate, enable you to progress onto our Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma.
You can expect additional study time of 3 or 6 hours respectively. Six hours of personal counselling is now a requirement.
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. Find out more at www.bedford.ac.uk/concessions