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.
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.
It takes around 120 hours to complete this course.
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.
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.
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.
In this unit learners, will have the opportunity to identify and practice a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.
In this unit learners, will be introduced to key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
In this unit learners, will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills
In this unit learners, will have the opportunity to reflect upon their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support.
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).
I would have felt like a fish out of water if I had to attend a college – really enjoyed doing this course in my own time.
I personally thought this course was excellent, as was the prompt and helpful assistance I received when needed all questions answered and support given when needed very pleased.