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Certificate in Counselling Skills NCFE CACHE Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview


What Does The Programme Include

You will learn through interactive lessons and assignments using innovative, up to date practices to enable you to gain an awareness of counselling skills and how to use them.

Entry Requirements

No formal qualifications are required, simply an interest in the subject.

How The Course Will Be Assessed

You will be assessed through classroom activities, assignments and personal journal/​diary.

Fees, Finance & Funding

The full fee for this course is £811.

However you may be eligible to pay a reduced fee if:

You already hold a Level 2 qualification already (5 GCSEs A*/9 to C/​4 or a qualification flagged as a full Level 2), then the course fee would be £362.

You already hold a Level 2 qualification already (5 GCSEs A*/9 to C/​4 or a qualification flagged as a full Level 2), and you are unemployed, the course fees are waived completely and there are no fees to pay. Evidence would need to be provided. £0.

If you do not know whether you have a Level 2 qualification, you maybe able to access your Personal Learning Record’ (PLR). More information about your PLR can be found here: https://​www​.gov​.uk/​g​u​i​d​a​n​c​e​/​h​o​w​-​t​o​-​a​c​c​e​s​s​-​y​o​u​r​-​p​e​r​s​o​n​a​l​-​l​e​a​r​n​i​n​g​-​r​ecord

Additional Information

The course will run 5.30pm‑8.30pm

This Level 2 course does not qualify you to practice as a Counsellor. However, people on this course have developed their careers in:

  • Customer Service Roles
  • Advice and Guidance
  • Mentoring
  • Health and Social Care
  • Team Leading

Potential Future Career

Successful completion of this course will allow you to progress to:

  • Level 3 Counselling Skills and Theory NCFE CACHE Award
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Course Content

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





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