19 Years and Over


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.

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, or wish to progress towards further qualifications. It may be used to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

Entry Requirements

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification, however, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification.


This qualification gives learners 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 learners to practise as a counsellor.


To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

• Unit 01 Using counselling skills
• 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

The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is internally assessed.

Awarding body



Fees: 40.00

Fees Advanced Learning Loan:


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to the following:

• Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Additional information

This is an online course only.

Further Information

For further information, advice and guidance call The Learner Experience Team on 01625 410062.

Duration and Times

Start date: 19/04/2022

End date: 31/05/2022

Time: 9:00am - 5:00pm

Timings: Group C

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