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Counselling Skills Level 2 NCFE CACHE Certificate

Counsellors work with individuals to support personal development and in times of crisis or distress to help to bring about change in their lives, while respecting their values and capacity to find their own solutions. Our Counselling Skills Level 2 training can lead to a fulfilling new career and support your well-being. This qualification gives you an insight into the nature of counselling work and helps you decide whether you want to proceed with further counselling training.

Counselling is a type of talking therapy that allows a person to talk about their problems and feelings in a confidential and dependable environment.

This NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF) qualification will introduce you to the use of counselling skills in everyday life. This could be in and out of work. The course will introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. The qualification would be useful for those who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity.

On this Counselling Skills Level 2 course you will:

  • Study a foundation of relevant models and skills that will equip you to engage in purposeful coaching and mentoring conversations and relationship building.
  • Develop knowledge and understanding of diversity and ethics within counselling skills
  • Understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • Appreciate the importance of self-development.
  • Understand the skills and attributes required to conduct counselling
  • Gain a qualification that counts

The first steps into your new counselling career, develop skills to support people in times of crisis or distress.
A formal qualification

This course is a formally recognised RQF qualification and is recognised throughout the UK, Europe and beyond.

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Awarding body: NCFE CACHE
Our course ref: X205
Qualification code: 600/0728/X
Official Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)

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.

Study Hours

It takes around 120 hours to complete this course.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course and we have included a suggested number of study hours above. 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.

Assessment

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

 

 

 

This course is fully accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). 

Once you have completed Level 2, we recommend that you progress on to level 3. After completing your level 3, you will be able to gain registration with a counselling association and start to gain practical counselling experience once you’ve completed the course.

This course holds a second accreditation making it a formal qualification.

In 2015, NCFE acquired CACHE. As of September 2017, our CACHE courses will now be known as NCFE CACHE, and you will receive your certificate from both awarding bodies.

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.

Additional Information
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)
Difficulty
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.
Credits
16
Section 1
Using Counselling Skills

In this unit learners, will have the opportunity to identify and practice a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.

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.

Really enjoyed doing this course in my own time
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J. Heslop

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