L2 Cert In Counselling Skills

Counselling Skills involve the ability to listen to another person and hear exactly what they are trying to say, from their point of view. This portfolio based course is designed for those who want to learn listening/counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity, or those who want to find out more about this field. The awarding body for this course is the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

  • Course Information

    Counselling Skills involve the ability to listen to another person and hear exactly what they are trying to say, from their point of view. This portfolio based course is designed for those who want to learn listening/counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity, or those who want to find out more about this field. The awarding body for this course is the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

    • Course Code
      XDC2CSK
    • Learner Aim Reference
      60010514
    • Price
      Funding available, please contact our adult team for further information
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 2
    • Study Mode
      In person
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Start Date
      12/09/2023
      14/09/2023
      04/09/2024
      10/09/2024
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      **17-34 weeks
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  • Overview

    What you will learn:

    • A range of counselling skills which will include practice with other students in the class. Including looking at the following theories; Psychodynamic Theory, Person-Centred Theory, and CBT.
    • Identifying own values and beliefs and how this can affect helping relationships.
    • How personal and professional support can be used to highlight issues arising from counselling skills practice.
    • How to establish boundaries when starting a counselling relationship.
    • Key aspects of ethical framework and anti-discriminatory practice.

    *The course is FREE if:

    • you are unemployed, looking for work and in receipt of an approved benefit.
    • if you are employed and earning less than £25,000 per year, before tax.

    There is also an option to set up a payment plan, to pay in 4 consecutive monthly payments. Please contact the adult education team today to find out more about the prices of the course.

    **Course Duration: 17 weeks (Wednesday class),  34 weeks (Tuesday class)

    Times: Wednesday 9.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.30 OR Tuesday 17.30-20.30.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants should hold English GCSE grade A*-C/9-4 or equivalent or a degree level qualification – this is to support the oral and written skills and requirements of this course. If an applicant does not hold this qualification a diagnostic assessment will be carried out to ascertain the level at which they are working – a minimum of Level 2 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be internal assessments and internal and external moderation involved.

  • Progression Pathway

    On successful completion of this course you will be awarded a Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate and may wish to apply to study the Counselling Studies Level 3 Certificate, also available at Runshaw College.

    Please be aware that if your long term goal is to work in an area with vulnerable adults or any person under the age of 18, it will be necessary to undergo a disclosure and barring services (DBS) check at your place of employment. If you have a criminal conviction this may exclude you from working in some job roles.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method - Classroom

    This course is delivered fully in the classroom.