Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

For anyone who wants to extend their skills with people. Counselling skills have proved to be effective in many work roles where interactions between people occur. For those who are looking for a change of career to take them into one of the helping professions, this is an excellent starting point. It is particularly relevant for those in education, health, social services, a voluntary organisation, personnel or management. This course will cover: • The nature of counselling and other helping roles where counselling skills may be used. • The importance to the counselling process of maintaining appropriate moral and ethical standards • Counselling theory • Introduction to counselling skills • Working with grief and loss

Assessment Methods

The course is assessed through a range of internal and external assessments. A short essay, a role play and a professional discussion, a journal and an external exam held in June each year.

Progression Options

On successful completion of the Level 2 Counselling Skills learners can progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling. BTC provides a range of professional qualifications which can be achieved at different stages throughout your career, and at varying levels, providing clear progression routes. See the progression routes available:

Course Summary

Course Title Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2
Entry Requirements

No previous experience required. Applicants will be invited to interview to explore their motivations and aspirations with the course tutor as well as a complete a short questionnaire as part of the application process

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I found the entire experience of studying my Level 2 course really rewarding, that I decided to further my knowledge by completing a Level 3 course. I’m continually learning new skills and it’s really helping my professional development in the workplace.

Amanda, ILM Leadership & Management Level 3

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