Counselling Skills Distance Learning Level 2 - Bridgwater & Taunton College

Course Overview

The duration of this course is 16-20 weeks. Guided learning hours are 8-10 hours per week dependent upon knowledge of the subject.

This qualification covers the fundamental use and theories of counselling skills and personal development.

As part of this course you will study four mandatory units:

UNIT 1 – Using counselling skills

  • Section 1 Know what core counselling skills are
  • Section 2 Know how to establish a helping relationship
  • Section 3 Be able to use core counselling skills in a helping relationship (witness testimony required from an appropriate witness who has training, experience and knowledge in relation to counselling skills, such as a counsellor, manager or mentor) or case study (theoretical and self-evaluation of skills practice with examples and evaluating its effectiveness)
  • Section 4 Know how to conclude a helping interaction

UNIT 2 – Introduction to counselling skills theories

  • Section 1 Know elements of counselling theories
  • Section 2 Know the significance of counselling theories

UNIT 3 – Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

  • Section 1 Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
  • Section 2 Know what discrimination means
  • Section 3 Understand about anti-discriminatory practice

UNIT 4 – Counselling skills and personal development

  • Section 1 Know how to develop self-understanding
  • Section 2 Know personal qualities relevant to the helping roles
  • Section 3 Know how to meet own support needs
  • Section 4 Know how self-reflection contributes to personal development

Assessment Methods

Assessments are due at the end of each unit. Your tutor will assess your work and build up your portfolio of evidence of learning. A certificate will be awarded on satisfactory submission of evidence of learning for the units studied.

Course Summary

Course Title Counselling Skills Distance Learning Level 2
Entry Requirements

Eligibility criteria for a FREE Level 2 Distance Learning
course:



  • Learners must be aged 19 years or over as at 31/08/19

  • Must have lived in the EU for the last three years

  • Must currently reside in England, in a post code outside of
    Greater Manchester, Liverpool City, Cambridge & Peterborough, Tees Valley
    and the West Midlands.

  • If aged 19-24, must hold a full Level 2 qualification or above in any
    subject (i.e QCF Diploma Level 2, five GCSEs/O Levels grade A-C, two or three
    AS Levels, CSE grade 1 5 or more, one A Level, QCF Certificate, GNVQ
    Intermediate, First Diploma, NVQ Level 2, First Certificate or Principle of
    Learning Level 2).

An administration fee will be incurred if you withdraw from the
course.

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Spotlight

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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