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Counselling Skills NCFE Cache Certificate Level 2

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is designed to pro­vide you with the under­pin­ning knowl­edge, skills and com­pe­ten­cies to use coun­selling skills eth­i­cal­ly and safe­ly in a vari­ety of con­texts and roles.

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion is for:

  • Those start­ing the first lev­el of train­ing as a pro­fes­sion­al counsellor 
  • Those who want to learn coun­selling skills in oth­er pro­fes­sion­al or help­ing roles 
  • Those who want to improve their pro­fes­sion­al and per­son­al rela­tion­ships as part of per­son­al development 

This qual­i­fi­ca­tion could lead to employ­ment or increase employ­a­bil­i­ty for those whose role is to sup­port oth­ers in e.g. health and social care work, teach­ing and learn­ing, advo­ca­cy and medi­a­tion, sup­port and project work, oth­er help­ing roles.

Start Date: 11th Jan­u­ary 2024

Day: Thursdays

Times: 5.30pm to 8.30pm


Entry Require­ments

No for­mal qual­i­fi­ca­tions are required, sim­ply an inter­est in the sub­ject. Min­i­mum age entry require­ment 19 years old as of 01/09/2023.

Fees, Finance & Funding

The full fee for this course is £811.

How­ev­er you may be eli­gi­ble to pay a reduced fee if:

You already hold a Lev­el 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tion already (5 GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 or a qual­i­fi­ca­tion flagged as a full Lev­el 2), then the course fee would be £362.

You already hold a Lev­el 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tion already (5 GCSEs A*/9 to C/4 or a qual­i­fi­ca­tion flagged as a full Lev­el 2), and you are unem­ployed, the course fees are waived com­plete­ly and there are no fees to pay. Evi­dence would need to be pro­vid­ed. £0.

If you do not know whether you have a Lev­el 2 qual­i­fi­ca­tion, you maybe able to access your Per­son­al Learn­ing Record’ (PLR). More infor­ma­tion about your PLR can be found here: https://​www​.gov​.uk/​g​u​i​d​a​n​c​e​/​h​o​w​-​t​o​-​a​c​c​e​s​s​-​y​o​u​r​-​p​e​r​s​o​n​a​l​-​l​e​a​r​n​i​n​g​-​r​ecord

Poten­tial Future Career

Suc­cess­ful com­ple­tion of this course will allow you to progress to:

Course Con­tent

You will study the fol­low­ing units:

  • Using Coun­selling Skills
  • Intro­duc­tion to coun­selling Skills Theories
  • Diver­si­ty and Ethics in the use of Coun­selling Skills
  • Coun­selling Skills and Per­son­al Development

Top­ics covered:

  • The impor­tance of being a skilled helper 
  • Dif­fer­ent types of coun­selling skills and how to use them
  • Coun­selling theories
  • Estab­lish­ing a coun­selling contract
  • Struc­tur­ing a coun­selling skills session
  • Self-Aware­­ness
  • Aware­ness of difference





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