Counselling Certificate L2 (Dudley Wood)

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Why study this course?

This course is designed for those people who wish to involve themselves in helping either in a professional or voluntary capacity. The course will offer the opportunity for participants to examine their own personal development and enhance their self- awareness. It will include various communication skills and methods and their application in various situations, including experimental learning, group work, taking into account ethical considerations.

If successful this course can lead to a Level 3 Diploma in Counselling

At least 5-7 hours of study at home per week will be required.

Note to applicants:

In this course you will be expected to talk about yourself in a classroom environment and have mandatory attendance of at least 90% for the duration of the course. As this is an introduction to the Counselling training you need to be aware that you will be expected to do a lot of use of self-reflection and this could result in highlighting things that have happened and have impacted on your life/things that are happening and impacting on your life. You need to think carefully before embarking on this course to ensure that it is the right course for you at this time in your life as it will not be a place for you to have group therapy it will be an academic/teaching course that will help you learn and develop counselling skills.

Students will need to be prepared to seek outside help/college counsellor if it becomes apparent (or if the tutor advises) to ensure emotional safety

Please note, this course is delivered at Dudley Wood Neighbourhood Centre. 

Course content

This course consists of four mandatory units:

  1. Using Counselling skills
  2. Introduction to Counselling skills theories
  3. Diversity and ethics in the use of Counselling skills
  4. Counselling skills and personal development

Continuous assessment is through assignments/projects/reflective journals and portfolio building.  

Entry requirements

Candidates will need to 16 or over to enrol on this course.    

No prior knowledge is required to enrol on this course.  

Some IT skills knowledge will be needed


Writing materials and a lever arch folder for portfolio building.  

 A book list will be provided, and it is recommended that you obtain one book from the list. (Books) at candidates own expense.  

Day, time and duration



34 weeks

Start date

Monday 18th September 2023 until Monday 24th June 2024



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