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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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Summary

Price
Free
Funding options

If you are 19 years old or older living in England, the course will be free to you as it is funded ...

Study method
Online, self-paced
Duration
6 weeks
Access to content
Access until course completion
Qualification
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)
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Overview

Many people find it helpful to seek counselling at some point in their lives, and a counsellor can provide support for people in all sorts of situations.

If you're interested in supporting people to improve their personal well-being, this course will provide you with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills to do that.

You'll learn about core counselling skills and how to use them in a counselling relationship. You will also be taught about counselling theory and the ethical framework that informs how counsellors use their skills.

Qualification

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)

Awarded by CACHE.
Regulated by Ofqual

Description

People in any situation could benefit from counselling, those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

COURSE CONTENT

  • Describe how core counselling skills can be used in a counselling relationship and in other helping activities
  • Describe how counselling theory underpins the use of counselling skills
  • Describe how the ethical framework informs own use of counselling skills.
  • Describe how to develop skills and qualities in the future

Who is this course for?

This course if for anyone who is in the counselling industry or those looking to increase their skills in counselling.

Requirements

ELIGIBILITY

  • The learner must live in England and be over 19 years old. As this course is fully funded and won't cost you anything, we need certain information to comply with government funding regulations. To enrol you must have your National Insurance number, a form of Identification, employment documents and details of your previous qualifications. This process can take 10-20 minutes.

Career path

This course if for anyone who wants to start a career in counselling.

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FAQs

What does study method mean?

Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At reed.co.uk courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on reed.co.uk, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.