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Counselling Skills NCFE Cache Certificate Level 2

What can this course lead to?

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to the Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

Who is it for?

This qualification is designed to provide you with the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

This qualification is for:

  • Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor
  • Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development

This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

Session Types:

  • Day Session (1.30pm to 4.30pm)
  • Evening Session (5.30PM to 8.30PM)

Start Date: Specific course dates are to be confirmed and are subject to sufficient numbers.

What is covered?

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Using Coun­selling Skills
  • Intro­duc­tion to coun­selling Skills Theories
  • Diver­si­ty and Ethics in the use of Coun­selling Skills
  • Coun­selling Skills and Per­son­al Development

Top­ics covered:

  • The impor­tance of being a skilled helper
  • Dif­fer­ent types of coun­selling skills and how to use them
  • Coun­selling theories
  • Estab­lish­ing a coun­selling contract
  • Struc­tur­ing a coun­selling skills session
  • Self-Aware­ness
  • Aware­ness of difference


Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

No formal qualifications are required, simply an interest in the subject. Minimum age entry requirement 19 years old as of 01/09/2024.

Course Code



Stamford College


3 hours per week for 28 weeks



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