Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate NCFE - September 2020 Evening

“The nature of this level of counselling course involves a degree of self-awareness and personal development. It is important that you consider that you may not be ready for this course if you have undergone any significant life change or loss in the last 12 months”

What does the course involve?

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.

The course is suitable for professionals employed in education, welfare or social services wishing to develop a counselling/helping/mentoring role. It is also appropriate for those working in a voluntary capacity with self-help groups or other agencies. It will be necessary to do extra reading and research at home, at least 5-7 hours a week. A reading list will be provided and you will need to obtain one or two books.

A commitment to equal opportunities is an essential component of this course.

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.

This course consists of four mandatory units:


How will I be assessed?

  • Continuous assessment through assignments/projects/reflective journals and portfolio building
  • Completion of portfolio by end of course which will be internally and externally assessed.
  • A completely signed off portfolio of evidence is mandatory by the end of the course for final assessment to take place
  • Attendance will be monitored throughout the course (minimum 90%)
  • External verifiers may request copies of your portfolio but your confidentiality will be kept at all times.

This course leads to NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

What do I need?

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

No prior knowledge is required to enrol on this course.

Please note: 90% attendance for this course is mandatory in line with College and CACHE policy.

Where can it take me?

CACHE level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills followed by:

  • Edexcel Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
  • PLEASE NOTE-students who have not successfully completed level 2 will not be considered for progression to level 3

Additional information

What is required for the first class?

  • 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.

Start date Monday September 9th 2019, 17.00 pm - 21.00 pm.

For more information, contact Sue Harvey, Telephone: 0121 602 7842, or Part-Time Admissions, Telephone: 0121 602 7888.

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