Course Code
Course Title
Level 2
20 weeks
Entry Requirements
4 A-C GCSE grades (including English)
Start Date
Days and Times
16-18 £362.00
24+ £362.00

Entrance requirements

4 A-C GCSE grades (including English)

Course Description

This quali?cation aims to introduce learners to their use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. The objectives of this qualification are to learners to, develop counselling skills, understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills and appreciate the importance of self-development.

How will I learn?

• Through classroom based learning • Using practical skills and link theory to practice • Case Studies • Journal entries • Assignments/projects/reports

Who is the course suitable for?

This quali?cation is intended as a useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role. The qualification does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor.

Course content

This qualification consists of 4 mandatory units • unit 01 Using counselling skills • unit 02 Introduction to counselling skills theories • unit 03 Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills • unit 04 Counselling skills and personal development

Development of Maths and English

This will be embedded throughout your course.

Employability Skills Development

Again this is embedded throughout your programme.

How will the course be taught?

You will be taught by highly qualified and experienced Counselling professional who will use a wide variety of teaching methods to help you to learn and progress to the next level. Lectures, discussions, independent research and practical tasks.

You must provide evidence to show you can assess using all of the methods listed in the unit. As a minimum, there must be performance evidence for the following assessment methods (simulations are not allowed): • observation of performance in the work environment • examining products of work • questioning the learner

Other forms of evidence will be acceptable for the remaining assessment methods: • discussing with the learner • use of others (witness testimony) • looking at learner statements • recognising prior learning

They must also carry out at least two assessments of two learners’ occupational competence - four assessments in total. Holistic assessment is encouraged and one piece of evidence may be used to meet the requirements of more than one learning outcome or assessment criterion. The qualification will be pass or refer and all the assessment criteria of the units must be achieved in order to obtain a pass.

How will I know how well I am doing?

Every student has a personal tutor who will meet with their tutees on a regular basis to ensure they are making good progress. Tutors make sure that you receive regular feedback, manage your workload and meet college expectations.

Are there any additional costs?

Coming to college is a full time commitment and you will need to ensure that you have factored in the cost of travelling to college and potentially to a local work placement. We do recommend a few good resources that you can choose to purchase if you wish. We may request contributions are made to trips and outings.

What course can I do next?

Level 3 Counselling skills

Where can I get further support / advice?

Contact the college on 01582 477 776 or go to our website:

How do I join the course?

Fill in an application form and you will be invited for a presentation and interview with one of the tutors.

Course Fees

If you are aged 19 or over on the 31st August of the year you begin your course or if you are actively seeking employment and can provide evidence that you’re in receipt of a state benefit e.g. job seekers, housing benefit- this course may be free!

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