Course Overview

The UK is experiencing a mental health crisis, meaning counsellors are in greater demand than ever before. If you’d like to pursue this challenging yet rewarding career and provide help and support to those who need it most, then our NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate In Counselling Skills is a fantastic place to start. Ideal for those who have no experience or qualifications in counselling, you’ll gain a solid foundation of skills and knowledge from which to begin gaining practical experience or pursue further training.

You’ll study exactly what makes an effective counsellor, learn how to develop a fruitful relationship with clients, and develop effective listening skills. You’ll also gain an understanding of diversity and ethics within counselling, the importance of self-development, explore therapeutic approaches such as CBT, and more.

This nationally recognised qualification is perfect for anyone wishing to develop a solid understanding of the counselling profession before moving on to further qualifications such as our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills. It’s also great for supporting job progression into a number of related career areas, such as health and social care, substance misuse, policing, teaching, and others. The course is endorsed by ACCPH, meaning that when you enrol you’ll be able to register as a student member. So, step into your new career today!

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On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

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Marrying unbridled passion for education and helping others, Tavis King tells us about his experiences studying a Level 4 Counselling Skills with Oxbridge.

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How to Become a Counsellor

Working as a counsellor is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. If you’re caring, ambitious, and empathetic, a career as a counsellor could well be for you.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 120 hours, which is around 40 minutes per day for 6 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.

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ACCPH is an independent, self-regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They serve people with nationally recognised qualifications from home study or distance learning students. Accepting members from all six modalities, including those ‘non-standard’ techniques such as Spiritual Coaching and Neuroscience amongst other approaches.

Course Outcomes

This qualification comes with NCFE CACHE Level 2 certification. NCFE CACHE has been developing courses in the childcare, education and healthcare sectors since 1945 and are one of the most reputable awarding bodies for qualifications in the UK and overseas. Practitioners working in these areas are much more employable having gained NCFE CACHE certification and many employers specifically ask for their qualifications when taking on members of staff.

After you’ve completed this qualification, you’ll be able to progress to more advanced qualifications such as the NCFE CACHE Diploma in Counselling Skills.

This qualification alone does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor. The purpose of this qualification is to support progression to further learning and counselling-related work experience, after which you will be able to apply for a license to practise. You may choose to progress into the following professions:

  • Support worker
  • Healthcare assistant
  • Mental health support worker
  • Care assistant in residential settings
  • Guidance worker
  • Substance misuse worker.
Our course code
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Qualification Code
600/0728/X
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
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There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English

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