Counselling Skills – Level 2 Certificate – Communicating with Children and Young People

Adult Skills & Training

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Course introduction

This qualification aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to a range of counselling skills and an understanding of the importance of using counselling skills within published ethical frameworks.

Skills Acquisition and Practice (mandatory) 

An introduction to counselling, its ethos and methodology. It will support the development of fundamental counselling skills and provide candidates with skills, knowledge and understanding of practice within the boundaries of an ethical framework. Students will also consider strategies to ensure the safety of counsellor and client.

Communicating with Children and Young People (optional) 

The knowledge, understanding and skills needed for communicating with children and young people. It explores development across childhood and adolescence. This unit considers particular issues relevant to communicating with a range of ages of young people. Developing practical skills for working with this group will be central. This unit addresses ethical practice and specific challenges for practitioners working with children and young people.

Course structure

You will be taught using the following methods:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Role play

Minimum entry requirements

  • You will need to have achieved a Level 2 Award or equivalent.
  • We will assess candidates initial suitability for counselling as a vocation.
  • You should have achieved a minimum of Level 2 functional skills in English in order to undertake the academic rigour of the course.
  • You must be aware of the high degree of ethics required within environments where counselling training takes place.

How will I be assessed?

Externally marked exam, internally marked role play and journal.

Information & support

You will be required to bring an A4 file, paper and pen to each session.

Course fees & Duration

There is a tuition fee of £550.

What can I do with this qualification?

Upon successful completion, you could progress to the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.

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