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Certificate, Level 2

Counselling Skills

This course focuses on the key counselling skills to enable you to provide support where it is required. Our course will provide you with an understanding of a range of theoretical approaches, while also covering the importance of a counselling relationship and helpful interaction techniques.

Completion within 11 weeks, although early completion is achievable

Benefits of Study:

  • No need to attend college, work from home at a pace that suits you
  • Achieve a nationally recognised Level 2 qualification
  • Further your personal and professional development
  • Available at no cost
  • Receive support and guidance from a dedicated team of qualified assessors/tutors
  • Study will enhance your personal and professional skills

The student will learn through the support of relevant materials for the course, with a knowledgeable tutor providing advice and guidance on the course content.


  • Counselling skills and personal development
  • Using counselling skills
  • Introduction to counselling skills theories
  • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

You may wish to complete further distance learning courses in Understanding Behaviour that Challenges, Understanding Distressed Behaviour in Children, Awareness of Mental Health Problems and Children and Young People's Mental Health.

No specific entry requirements, however good written English is desirable.

The course is delivered via distance learning, supported by online flipbooks. Work is assessed by the tutor throughout the programme from induction to completion.