The NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) is designed to:
- Provide education and training for those who may use counselling skills when working
- Enable learners to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally-specific qualification to assist in entering employment in fields working with people.
- Provide an introduction to counselling skills and develop learners knowledge and understanding.
- Provide opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.
The units are:
Unit 1: Using Counselling Skills
Unit 2: Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories
Unit 3: Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills
Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Personal Development
All units within this qualification are internally assessed. The qualifications are criterion referenced, based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes.
Whilst there are no formal entry requirements, it would be valuable to be in an environment where you may use the skills you gain and have a strong interest in Counselling.
After Your Course
With this qualification you can progress to further vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Counselling Skills.
The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time & degree-level courses, and per course for part-time courses.
There may be other costs associated with this course e.g. kit, equipment, books, trips etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.
The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2022/23 academic year.
Entry Level, Level 1 & Level 2 Courses
You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a government-funded qualification if any of the below apply to you:
- Have an annual salary of less than £18,525
- Receive an eligible means-tested benefit e.g. JSA, ESA or Universal Credit
- Are aged 16-18 on 31/08/22 and are not studying at another school/college
- Are aged 19 or over on 31/08/22 and do not already have a Level 1, 2 or 3 qualification
- Have a household income under £35,000 and are in financial hardship
See the Student Money pages for more information.