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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
Flexible 16 weeks 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.

This course does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor, but is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling/listening skills and techniques, in order to engage in helpful interaction appropriately. Learners could use this knowledge to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. An understanding of counselling would be an advantage.

Study level Cost
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks

Studying via distance learning offers a choice of how/where learners study:

Paper-based workbook and assessment
Paper-based workbooks with online assessments

Learners will be allocated a study pack/log in and have a personal tutor who can be contacted throughout the course.

Learners will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate knowledge.

What’s next?

This qualification does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor; however, it can support progression within employment for the following job roles and workers due to the transferable nature of counselling skills. You can also progress to an Access to HE (Counselling) course.

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