Certificate in Counselling Skills

Course Overview

This qualification is designed to introduce counselling skills. Learners intending to become practicing counsellors should progress to other BTEC qualifications. Learners will not be able to progress to employment as a counsellor on completion of this certificate.

The course is designed to provide:

  • Education and training for those who may use counselling skills when working with others
  • Opportunities for those who may use counselling skills when working with others to achieve a nationally-recognised, Level 2, vocationally-specific qualification
  • Opportunities for learners to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally-specific qualification to assist in entering employment in fields working with people or to progress to further vocational qualifications such as the Edexcel BTEC Level 3 Certificate or Diploma in Counselling Skills
  • The knowledge, understanding and skills learners need as an introduction to counselling skills
  • Opportunities for learners to develop a range of skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

Updated November 2018

Course Delivery

Qualification credit value: 16 credits.
Minimum credits to be achieved at the level of the qualification: 16 credits.
All credits must be achieved from the units listed in this specification.

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