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.
Course fees are per year. There may also be additional costs associated with the course (please see the course overview).
Whether you qualify for student finance depends on specific criteria. The main student finance package for full-time students includes a tuition fee loan and maintenance loan for living costs. Part-time students can access a tuition fee loan to pay for your course.
Generally, you will only get student finance if you’re doing your first degree-level qualification. This is true even if your previous course was self-funded.
For further information please see www.gov.uk/student-finance
Access to Learning Fund
The Access to Learning Fund is a non-repayable discretionary fund that gives students facing hardship extra financial support to access and remain in higher education. This can is accessed via the college. Contact Student Services for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org / 01539 814700