Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

When do I start studying for this qualification?

Wednesday 23rd September 2020.

 

For how long will I study?

30 weeks until 26th May 2021. Wednesday evenings 6.00-9.00pm.

Click here for term dates.

Exam date TBC

Saturday Workshop 14th November 2020 9.00am-3.00pm

 

How much will it cost?

£680* based on 2019/20 rate (current fee)*. To secure a place on the course a

£200 non-refundable deposit will be payable within two weeks of being offered

a place on the course.

 

What is this course about?

On this course, you will learn how to use listening and counselling skills for a variety of different contexts for example, in the workplace or in volunteering. You will learn practical skills and competencies to be able to use counselling skills ethically and safely to help others as part of the first stage in
professional counselling training. You will also learn a great deal about yourself.

 

What topics will I study?

The course is “experiential”. This means you will learn by “doing”. You will learn by working together with your peers, your tutors as well as in personal study. The 7 learning outcomes are:

- Using counselling skills ethically and safely
- Establishing and sustaining the boundaries of the helping role
- Working empathically as a helper
- Focusing on the helper's needs and concerns
- Using self-awareness in helping work
- Using a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
- Using feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills

 

How will my work be assessed?

You will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your evidence on the course. These include journal writing, taped assignments, personal reflections, practical skills assessments and an
externally marked examination paper.

 

What skills and interests do I need beforehand to be a successful applicant for this course?

There are no entry requirements or previous training. You must be at least 19 years of age to start the course.

 

What can you do next?

After completion of Level 2, students may progress to Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies.  See further details below.

 

How to apply

To apply for a place on this course applications must be received via our on-line portal by the closing date of Friday 26th June 2020.

 

Course Fees and Payments

You will be invited to a group interview and once you’ve been accepted onto the course you will be expected to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of £200.00, to secure your place on this course. The payment date for your deposit will be two weeks from the date of your invoice. This will be outlined in your individual offer email and failure to pay this by the required date will result in your place on the course being forfeited. Payments can be made by credit/debit card, cheque or cash.

 

No student loan is available on this course. Therefore you will then be expected to pay (based on the current fee*) the remaining balance of £480.00 on the day you enrol. Course fees are non-refundable once you have enrolled on the course.

Payments can be made by credit/debit card, cash cheque. Full details will be outlined in your offer letter.

 

Attending your Enrolment appointment

You will be expected to attend an enrolment appointment w/c 14 September 2020 TBC to formally be enrolled onto the course and your individual appointment will be advised to you in your offer letter.

What's Next?

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

 

What is this course about?

The CST-L3 Counselling studies course is for those students who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and wish to increase their knowledge and practice of counselling theory and skills. The certificate in Counselling studies is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge and skills required for progression to practitioner training as a professional counsellor. This course leads towards the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling however; you may want to use the skills and understanding you gain in a workplace or volunteering situation. 

 

What topics will I study?

The course is “experiential” and you will learn by working together with peers and the tutors as well as in personal reading and study.

 

The learning outcomes are:

  1. Prepare and work within an ethical framework for counselling relationships.

  2. Understand the counselling relationship.

  3. Understand the difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding.

  4. Work within a user-centred approach to counselling.

  5. Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice.

  6. Understand theories of counselling and mental health.

  7. Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.

 

How will my work be assessed?

Students will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your experience on the course. These include journal writing, presentations, essay writing, case study, personal reflection, practical skills assessment and an externally marked examination paper.

 

Are there any specific entry requirements?

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Application and individual interview 

 

What can you do next?

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Start Date:

Wednesday 23rd September 2020

Duration:

30 Weeks

Days/Hours:

Wednesday, 6-9pm

Fee:

£680.00 (£200 deposit non-refundable)

Qualification:

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Apply By:

Friday 26th June 2020

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