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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This is usually an 18 or 20 week course and will introduce you to the concepts and skills used in counselling. You will enjoy a mix of learning some basic theory, undertaking some self awareness activities and developing some enhanced communication skills.


This is great as a stand alone qualification for those who are venturing back into education or who are looking to develop a new career path. It is also a useful add-on qualification for professionals such as teachers, teaching assistants, customer services staff, carers, nurses, doctors and anyone else who requires enhanced listening and communication skills.


At Chapters we really believe that learning should be fun and creative as well as challenging and just a little bit demanding!...so we mix up all the ingredients to create an enjoyable and valuable learning experience.


Please note that you must be 18 years of age to study for this qualification.


Learning Aims of this programme:


1. Use counselling skills ethically and safely

2. Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role

3. Work empathically as a helper

4. Focus on the helpee’s needs and concerns

5. Use self awareness in helping work

6. Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction

7. Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills


2016/2017 course start dates and times:


Tuesday 6th September 2016 - Tuesday 7th February 2017


5.00 - 9.30pm


Cost £650  (which includes Registration and Certification fees for the awarding body)


There are both internal and external assessments for this programme, we will help you to build a portfolio of your work throughout the duration of the course and you will also sit an external paper that is assessed by the awarding body. This is an important aspect of the learning process and we will provide lots of support and guidance to help you. If you have been out of education for a while this is an excellent course to get you 'back in the saddle' so to speak!


For those who complete this programme successfully and wish to continue training, there will be a Level 3 programme that follows on naturally from this course. We always aim to provide clear progression routes and opportunities.


CSK-L2 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

Qualification Number: 500/7938/4

Sector endorsement: Employment National Training Organisation (ENTO)

Sector subject area: 01.3 Health and Social Care

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