Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Do you want a rewarding career working directly with people, making a difference to their everyday lives? If you are warm, open and empathetic and can bring a patient, tolerant, non-judgmental attitude then a career in counselling could be for you.
This course, Certificate in Counselling Skills, will provide you with an introduction to the skills required to work in the counselling profession – either in a voluntary or employed situation.
A Certificate in Counselling Skills will give you the basics you will need to understand the role of a therapist. It will teach you the theory behind counselling and will be the first step to pursuing a career in counselling.
Upcoming start dates
- Virtual Classroom
Suitability - Who should attend?
There are no formal qualifications required to undertake this course, just return the completed application form available from the course webpage on the Step Into Learning website. We will assess your suitability and get back to you within 2 weeks.
People seek counselling to aid them through difficult periods of their lives. They may face difficulties in their relationships, or feel isolated or alone. Some people may have deep rooted psychological issues or be struggling with bereavement.
Counselling involves a series of sessions with a qualified therapist, where the client has a safe space to talk openly about their experiences and the therapist will listen, empathise and encourage the client.
This qualification is recognised by BACP and NCS.
Age Range: 19+
Outcome / Qualification etc.
A Certificate in Counselling Skills will give you the basics you will need to understand the role of a therapist. It will teach you the theory behind counselling and will be the first step to persuing a career in counselling.
Awarding Organisation: AIM Qualifications
Training Course Content
The course includes 3 mandatory units covering all main areas relevant to the study of initial counselling skills:
- The Fundamentals of Counselling
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Theory
Additionally you will study an introduction to working with trauma.
Our course will provide you with an introduction to counselling skills. You will learn about the counselling profession, the basic theories underpinning counselling skills as well as developing your practical counselling skills.
This course will be assessed both internally and externally. There are 4 internal assessments marked by your tutor consisting of a written assignment of 1500 words, a role-play in which you will be assessed in three roles: counsellor, client & observer, and a professional discussion to demonstrate your understanding of confidentiality and safeguarding.
You will also be required to keep a weekly journal to develop your reflective practice skills. An external examination will take place in January or June. We further recommend that you undertake at least 5 hours of personal counselling.
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Course delivery details
This course is taught 100% online, in a 'live' classroom. There is an exam to attend at the end of the course in Launceston, Cornwall.
Why choose Step Into Learning
100% of learners on our Access to HE courses achieved merit or distinction in 2020/21
This course costs £450
You may choose to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills course
Step Into Learning
Step Into Learning specialise in training and courses with a vocational focus within the broad remit of health and wellbeing. We are an independent training provider with 20+ years experience based in Cornwall in the South West of England. Depending...