Throughout the course, students will explore various theoretical models and frameworks, enabling them to enhance their empathetic communication skills and develop a deeper understanding of human behavior and emotions. They will acquire the necessary tools to build effective relationships and support others in a compassionate and non-judgmental manner.
The course curriculum covers a wide range of topics, including active listening, empathy, rapport building, self-awareness, and ethical considerations in counselling. Students will also learn about the importance of maintaining professional boundaries and confidentiality, ensuring the safety and well-being of clients.
Through a combination of theoretical study, practical exercises, case studies, and role-playing scenarios, students will develop their counselling skills and gain valuable insights into the therapeutic process. They will learn how to establish goals, facilitate effective communication, and employ appropriate questioning techniques to help clients explore their thoughts, feelings, and behaviours.
The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) places a strong emphasis on personal development and self-reflection. Students will have the opportunity to enhance their self-awareness, explore their own values and beliefs, and understand how these factors influence their interactions with others. They will develop the ability to critically evaluate their own practice and receive constructive feedback to support their growth as counsellors.
By the end of the course, students will have gained a solid understanding of fundamental counselling concepts and techniques. They will be equipped with the necessary skills to provide support, guidance, and empathy to individuals facing challenging life situations or seeking personal development. Successful completion of the course will enable students to progress to further counselling qualifications or embark on a career in fields such as social work, mental health support, or pastoral care.
Overall, the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) offers a comprehensive introduction to the field of counselling, providing students with essential knowledge, practical skills, and a strong foundation for further personal and professional development in this rewarding area.
Please note that dependent on the college/provider that you are assigned to, you may need to have a qualified counsellor as a witness and may need to film yourself role-playing a counselling session.
If you have any queries about this, please get in touch with a member of the team to discuss further.
Who is a Counselling Course For?
This course is designed for individuals who have a genuine interest in supporting others and wish to develop their counselling skills. It is suitable for those who may be considering a career in counselling or related fields such as social work, mental health support, or pastoral care.
The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) is also beneficial for individuals who work in roles that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, healthcare professionals, and customer service representatives, as it provides valuable communication and interpersonal skills. Whether you are looking to enhance your personal development or explore a new professional path, this course welcomes individuals from various backgrounds and is a stepping stone towards a fulfilling and impactful role in supporting others.
Careers in Counselling
The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) is also beneficial for individuals who work in roles that involve regular interaction with people, such as teachers, healthcare, and customer service, as it provides valuable interpersonal skills.
Careers This Qualification Supports:
- Counsellor (£23,654 to £45,838)
- Youth Worker (£18,000 to £33,000)
- Psychotherapist (£40,056 to £53,218)
1 - Describe how core counselling skills can be used in a counselling relationship and in other helping activities
2 - Describe how counselling theory underpins the use of counselling skills
3 - Describe how the ethical framework informs own use of counselling skills.
4 - Describe how to develop skills and qualities in the future
This course is nationally accredited!
We are partnered with the nation's leading colleges and training providers across the United Kingdom. This means many of our qualifications, including this one, are nationally recognised.
This course is nationally accredited! It has been quality checked by an external awarding body to ensure you get the best possible results.
• Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
• Evidence your competency to employers
• Improve your understanding of how counselling skills works
• Further your personal and professional development
• Learn at a time that suits you without the need to attend college
Is this course for me?
This course is fully funded and available to anyone who falls within the eligibility requirements below:
• Age 19+
• EU / UK Resident for 3+ years
* Not enrolled on another government funded course
Please call 02039003091 if you have any questions about our courses!