Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate
This CPCAB qualification is for people who want to work in helping interactions or enhance their skills base for their current workplace, or for those to pursue further study as a counsellor. It will help to develop self-awareness and provide knowledge and understanding of the necessary counselling skills leading to additional theory and practice.By the end of the course, learners will have gained an understanding of the beginnings, middle stages and endings of a helping interaction. They will also learn how to apply a repertoire of skills and how to work with silence, have a basic knowledge of the counselling models and develop confidence that their newfound skills can be applied effectively.This is a 30-week course designed for those who work during the day and want to re-train at night. The course is longer than the 18-week day course to account for a shorter evening each week, i.e. 3 hours in the evening compared to the 5 hours in the day. The content of what each course is taught, however, is the same.
In the course, you will learn about:
- Various counselling skills and how to safely and ethically use them. We adhere to the principles of the BACP, and you will learn about these and how to apply them to your helping work.
- the different stages of a helping session and how to manage these, sustaining healthy boundaries that keep you and your helpee safe.
To enrol on this course, you will be expected to:
- Be able to cope with course content*
- Have the ability to translate intra-personal experience into language and written work
- Be able to benefit from self-development
- Be able to give and process feedback received in a constructive way
- Be able to form successful working relationships with peers
- Be motivated towards developing as a helper
- Have emotional stability*
- Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
- Work with difference and diversity within the
*Disclaimer – Please note that if an applicant has
experienced a significant life event in the last 6 months i.e. Bereavement or
recovery from a mental health issue, the college has the right to refuse the
application and will recommend deferring due to the demands of the course.
A learning review (500-750 words) must be completed after each session.
Longer assignments in this course include an essay, a taped assessment, a group presentation and a summary self-review.
All students will have the opportunity to discuss assessments with their tutor during scheduled tutorials.
Where does this course lead to
Progression to a Level 3 Counselling qualification.
How to Enrol
To enrol on this course, please email email@example.com with the course you are interested in to arrange an interview with the Course Lecturer and/or Course Director. Following a successful interview, you will then be provided with an enrolment code in order to complete your enrolment online.