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The qualification would be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care; children's care, learning and development; voluntary and community work).


This qualification aims to: introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.


The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • develop counselling skills

  • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills

  • appreciate the importance of self-development.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete all 4 mandatory units:

  • Using counselling skills

  • Introduction to counselling skills theories

  • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills

  • Counselling skills and personal development

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.