Counselling Skills NCFE Certificate Level 2

Course Code: CNSS2
Learning Aim Code: 6000728X
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: One Year
Campus: Wellington Road Campus

Is this the right course for me?

This course is suitable for anybody who wishes to gain counselling skills, and is ideal for anyone who works in a helping capacity in a variety of contexts, such as support workers, teachers, social workers, youth workers and others.

It is also relevant to those who are intending to start training in counselling, either in this college or other institutions of further and higher education.

We accept students who may not have direct work experience but do have experience in a helping capacity, subject to satisfactory interview.

The course is highly valued by employers and the University of Wolverhampton advises students to undertake this course before applying to their postgraduate course in Counselling Psychology.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Identifying counselling skills
  • Theories that underpin counselling
  • Understand ethics and diversity
  • Personal development

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Develop your understanding of the issues that need to be considered when in a helping situation including developing self-awareness and an understanding of diversity issues
  • Learn how to communicate effectively within a health and social care environment through the investigation of different forms of communication, understanding barriers to communication and how to be able to communicate effectively
  • Gain knowledge of the theories that underpin counselling practice
  • Improve your time management and organisational skills
  • Gain valuable team working and communication skills by taking part in whole class and small group discussions and presentations

How will I be assessed?

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme by compiling evidence to include written evidence in the form of written questions, case studies, role plays, reflective accounts and group and individual presentations. The course is externally moderated by NCFE.

What can I do next?

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to progress on to the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory

What are the Entry Requirements?

To access this course you will need to have: Four or more GCSEs at Grade E or above, or successful completion of a full level 1 study programme. You will need to be working at Level 1 for Literacy. You will also need a reference from a previous tutor or employer.

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