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Counselling Skills - Level 2

Course code: XPZV018P

Subject area: Online Courses

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 2

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Flexible Start - 31st Jul 2025

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01235 555 585

This free online qualification will provide candidates with the foundational skills required for helping roles, focusing on basic counselling skills such as active listening and appropriate responses. It also serves as a way to explore the field of counselling and improve personal and professional relationships. The course is free subject to students meeting the government funding criteria detailed below.
This course is valuable for individuals looking to enhance their use of counselling skills in various settings, be it for professional development or personal growth. Learners will gain insights into the practical application of counselling skills in everyday life and work, along with an understanding of the underlying approaches. Moreover, the course encourages self-development.
Course units
Unit 01: Using counselling skills Knowledge
Unit 02: Introduction to counselling skills theories Knowledge
Unit 03: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills Knowledge
Unit 04: Counselling skills and personal development
What next?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:
• Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
• Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.
Entry criteria
Learners must be aged 19 or above and have not previously completed a similar qualification to qualify for funding. Some courses may have additional specific prerequisites. Funding requirements can be discussed in detail upon enquiry.
Fee information
This course is free to the learner if eligible for funding from the Adult Education Budget (AEB). The Adult Education Budget (AEB) is a fund that has been set up by the government to help support the delivery of education and training to people aged 19 and over. If you meet the eligibility criteria below, you can access this course for free.

To be eligible for the AEB funding, you must meet the following criteria:

- Must be aged 19 or over (if aged between 19-23, you must already have a minimum Full Level 2 or equivalent qualification)

- Must not have previously completed the course you are wanting to enrol on or another course where the content is similar

- Must not be currently enrolled on any other government funded education programme, either with The Skills Network or any other college/provider

- Must have been living in the UK, EU or EEA for the last 3 years

- Must live in England

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: £360.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £360.00

19+ Reduced Fee:

Tuition Fee: £0.00

Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £0.00

Qualifications received
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills 600/0728/X
Learning & method assessment
This course is taught online and can be accessed remotely.