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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Do you want a rewarding career working directly with people, making a difference to their everyday lives? If you are warm, open and empathetic and can bring a patient, tolerant, non-judgemental attitude then a career in counselling could be for you.

Course Summary

Level: 2 Duration: 25 Weeks (Plymouth),
15 Weeks (Launceston)
Start Date: 03/10/2022 (Plymouth), 06/09/2022 (Launceston) Type: Blended
Location: Plymouth (25 Weeks), Launceston (15 Weeks) Code: L2DHSC
Price: £450 Age Range: 19+
Funding: Payment Plan Awarding Organisation: Aim Qualifications

 

Who is this course for?

Do you want a rewarding career working directly with people, making a difference to their everyday lives? If you are warm, open and empathetic and can bring a patient, tolerant, non-judgemental attitude then a career in counselling could be for you.

This course, Certificate in Counselling Skills, will provide you with an introduction to the skills required to work in the counselling profession – either in a voluntary or employed situation.

Entry Requirements

There are no formal qualifications required to undertake this course, just return the completed application form available above and to the right. We will assess your suitability and get back to you within 2 weeks.

Why should I do this qualification?

People seek counselling to aid them through difficult periods of their lives. They may face difficulties in their relationships, or feel isolated or alone. Some people may have deep rooted psychological issues or be struggling with bereavement.

Counselling involves a series of sessions with a qualified therapist, where the client has a safe space to talk openly about their experiences and the therapist will listen, empathise and encourage the client.

What will I learn?

A Certificate in Counselling Skills will give you the basics you will need to understand the role of a therapist. It will teach you the theory behind counselling and will be the first step to persuing a career in counselling.

The course includes 3 mandatory units covering all main areas relevant to the study of initial counselling skills:

  • The Fundamentals of Counselling
  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Introduction to Counselling Theory

Additionally you will study an introduction to working with trauma.

Our course will provide you with an introduction to counselling skills. You will learn about the counselling profession, the basic theories underpinning counselling skills as well as developing your practical counselling skills.

How will I be assessed?

This course will be assessed both internally and externally. There are 4 internal assessments marked by your tutor consisting of a written assignment of 1500 words, a role-play in which you will be assessed in three roles: counsellor, client & observer, and a professional discussion to demonstrate your understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding.

You will also be required to keep a weekly journal to develop your reflective practice skills. An external examination will take place in January or June. We further recommend that you undertake at least 5 hours of personal counselling.

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