This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. You may wish to progress towards further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (e.g. health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work). This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
No formal requirements but an interview with a member of the Teacher Education team is required. A good level of written and spoken English must be demonstrated at interview.
This course is offered flexibly - either as a year-long evening course to fit in with your work commitments, or as a fast track daytime course lasting 18 weeks.
This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
Although you will be given the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately, this qualification does not qualify you to practise as a counsellor.
The course is portfolio based and all work will be submitted online. Units include:
• Introduction to counselling skills theories
• Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
• Counselling skills and personal development
The course costs £461.00 but concessions may apply.
Fast Track option - Tuesday full day, 9.30am-4pm, from Tuesday 2 February until Tuesday 29 June 2021.
Tuesday evening, 5pm-9pm, from September to June.
The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is internally assessed via an ongoing portfolio of work and individual tutorials.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:
• Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
• Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, offered by Sandwell College
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
• progress to similar qualifications at a higher level
• progress to a role in which counselling skills are used.
Success Rates on courses for 16-18 year-olds nearly 7% better than national average*