Skip to main content

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Many people find it helpful and empowering to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling, and those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

Apply Now

Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: Distance Learning
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 2
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 12
Hours: 1.00
Start: Flexible
Days/Times:
Tuition: £724
Distance Learning

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/level-2-certificate-in-counselling-skills
QR Code

Course Information for Students

Many people find it helpful and empowering to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling, and those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

This qualification focusses on key counselling skills to enable you to provide support wherever it is required. The course provides you with an understanding of various theoretical approaches, as well as covering the importance of a counselling relationship and helpful interaction techniques. 

This course does not qualify you to practise as a counsellor, but is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling skills and techniques in order to engage in helpful interaction appropriately. You could use this knowledge to complement an existing role, or as a basis for

continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

There are no formal entry requirements for this course but a good understanding of both written and spoken English, as well as knowledge of using IT equipment, will be useful.

This course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1: Using counselling skills

Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories

Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development

This course will be delivered online.

There are no additional costs but access to IT equipment and the Internet is required.

You will complete workbooks using our online platform with 1:1 coach / tutor support.

You will be assessed through a portfolio of evidence which is put together during the course and demonstrates that you have met the required assessment criteria. On completion, the portfolio of evidence is submitted in an online format.

You could consider further qualifications such as:

  • Business Administration Principles
  • Team Leading
  • NVQ Customer Service
  • NVQ Business Administration

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

Career Information

Sorry - no lmi data
More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
QR Code

DCG Success Stories

Discover how our students have achieved success. Their hard work and dedication to learning has enabled them to succeed in rewarding careers or progress onto higher education.

role model

We encourage progress and aspirational outcomes by guiding people onto learning pathways that lead to positive destinations. Our students have gone on to achieve great things since leaving the College. We would like to share some of their inspiring success stories with you.

View Role Models

online application form

Get Started...

Use our online application form to apply for this course.

Apply Now

Course Information Last Updated On: October 26, 2021 1:51 pm