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Counselling - NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Course code: CPAD302P

Subject area: Counselling

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

Course details

Course time:

18:00 - 21:00

Days of week:

Tuesday

Course date:

17th Sept 2024 - 29th Apr 2025

Course location:

Abingdon Campus

Contact details

Phone:

01235 555 585

This course helps to enhance personal or work-place skills, especially for those in customer focussed services including the caring profession and mental health workers. The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills is accredited by the NCFE. Students are introduced to the three main theoretical approaches to counselling: Person-centred, Psychodynamic and CBT, as well as the basics of Transactional Analysis. Students learn to identify and practice core counselling skills. Personal development and peer group work are essential course components. Learners enhance their understanding of ethical and diversity issues and identify appropriate codes of practice to adapt to their unique workplace setting. Level 2 is also the foundation level entry course into the counselling profession.

The course provides the opportunity to strengthen your use of counselling skills in the workplace and prepares you for progression to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.

The tutor team includes working counsellor practitioners who have a passion to maintain the standards of the profession and encourage the best qualities within their students. Students will develop supportive peer relationships, as group work is a key element of the training.

This qualification does not lead to counselling employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could also provide professional development or lead to employment for those working in a related field.

This course is validated by the NCFE (Northern Council for Further Education). NCFE is a well-known and reputable awarding body for level 2 qualifications. For more information, the NCFE website can be accessed on www.ncfe.org.uk

During the course you will study a range of units:

• Using Counselling Skills

• Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories

• Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills

• Counselling Skills and Personal Development

You should allow approximately three hours per week for the time spent completing homework tasks and independent study in addition to the scheduled class time. This is likely to fluctuate at key points during the course depending on assignment dates.

The course has one formal assessment element which candidates must pass in order to pass the course:

• Portfolio of evidence, which will involve a variety of documents including assignments, reviews of your learning and peer and tutor feedback

Course units
Using counselling skills, introduction to skills theory, diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills, counselling skills and personal development.
What next?
This qualification does not lead to counselling employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could also provide professional development or lead to employment for those working in a related field.

Students who successfully complete this course are able to apply for the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling studies (CPCAB accredited) course as the next step towards a full counselling qualification.

Entry criteria
• You must have completed the ""Introduction to College IT systems"" course to ensure that you have sufficient digital skills to build your online portfolio. • You must have a reasonable standard of written and spoken English in order to access the course materials and complete assessments. A reading and writing activity may be included in the interview process. • Minimum candidate age 19 years old at 31 August preceding the start of the course. • Ability to translate intra-personal experience into language • Able to benefit from self-development and evidence personal insightIf you are concerned about any of these requirements, please contact us for advice. Entry to the course may be subject to completion of an interview.
Fee information
Funding is available for this course however, there may be a shortfall which you will be required to pay. The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search ""Fees and Bursaries"" at the top of the page.As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips. Your course fee includes candidate registration with the NCFE.There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search ""Fees and Bursaries"" at the top of the page.

As part of your course we may organise trips to assist you with your learning. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course costs. Call 01235 216 212 for more information.

The rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. You can find more information on our Fees and Bursaries page - search "Fees and Bursaries" at the top of the page.

Course fees

19+ Fee:

Tuition Fee: £750.00

Exam Fee: £53.00

Total Cost: £803.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2
Learning & method assessment
Students will attend College for one evening a week during term times. Sessions will include taught material, skills practice and supervision, group work and tutor and peer feedback

Assessment is in accordance with NCFE guidelines and takes the form of a portfolio. Students are required to complete a weekly reflective journal. Portfolios typically include a range of evidence including journals, skills practice feedback from tutors and peers and course assignments.

User skills
Active listening and other counselling skills.