Counselling for Children Level 2

Do you want to make a lifetime of difference to children? Do you have a passion for caring? A talent for listening? If so, Counselling for Children Level 2 is the course for you, to put these skills to use. This highly rewarding course is available to fit around your current lifestyle, flexible, convenient and beneficial. It is ideal for those looking to undertake a caring role that involves children and provides counselling skills for those in their care.

Counselling is a way of helping people with personal problems. Counsellors work with a wide range of concerns including anxiety, depression, bereavement, loneliness, self-esteem, difficulties in relationships, self-injury and eating problems. Care Counselling for Children is based on building a trusting relationship between counsellor and client. It can help people talk about their experiences and make sense of them. Counselling can allow people to express difficult feelings and to learn how to manage them in a helpful way.

This Level 2 Award will equip you with counselling skills for working with or caring for children and young people as well as preparing you to go on to higher level counselling training.

On this Counselling for Children Level 2 course you will:

  • Be introduced to core counselling skills
  • Develop an understanding of the value of counselling in childcare roles
  • Provide skills and techniques to help you improve your communication and increase your self-awareness when working with children
  • Develop your understanding of relationship building
  • Understand a range of ethical and cultural issues relating to counselling
  • Develop the skills to offer counselling for those affected by substance misuses, child abuse and grief
  • Develop a range of skills to be able to offer career and vocational guidance to children

Develop an understanding of counselling for children and develop core relationship building and communication skills.
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Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

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Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications
Our course ref: X218

NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 thousand students were awarded certification by NCFE last year through over 2,000 colleges and training providers nationally. With a heritage stretching back over 150 years.

Study Hours

Up to 90 hours which is around 30 minutes per day for 6 months.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours. This is usually ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for a small fee, which also extends your tutor support.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.


Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive an NCFE Customised Qualification, and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details all of the units you have completed as part of your course). You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information
Level 2
Entry requirements
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English.
Section 1
Introduction to Counselling

An intro to counselling for children and the topics you’ll cover, including the importance of counselling, qualities of counsellors, definitions of therapies and child development. You’ll set goals, consider what counselling means to you and what you hope to achieve, with a key research example to work through.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for 12 months.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

That’s fine, this course can be studied anywhere and is completed by submitting Tutor marked assignments (TMAs).

Please check our FAQs section or Contact Us, we are happy to answer any questions you have.

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The marking and feedback given has really helped me make my work better and I am very happy i chose this course with this provider.

Overcoming my past

I was abused by a close relative when I was younger, and it has had real repercussions on my adult life too. So, I really want to be able to help other children that have been through something similar to me. I know this is a really personal review and maybe a little inappropriate to be writing my life history on here but I wanted to share it. I’m actually very shy and the thought of going to a big college with lots of other people really intimidated me. Now, I’m progressing through this course (and judging by this review, I should get a writing course too) but I just wanted to say that without the help of Oxbridge I wouldn’t be on my way to fulfilling one of my life aspirations.

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