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Counselling Skills

The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to 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.


Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills


This qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.

This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 4 mandatory units:

  • Unit 1 Using counselling skills
  • Unit 2 Introduction to counselling skills theories
  • Unit 3 Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
  • Unit 4 Counselling skills and personal development

Who is this course for?

This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).


  • Aged 19 plus
  • You will need to be able to provide proof of ID and employment/ benefit claim status
  • Lived in the UK/EU for the past 3 years or more
  • Living in the Liverpool City Region or non-devolved area

Our funding is available in most areas however the areas it is not available are:

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Tees Valley
  • West Midlands
  • West of England

Career path

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • progress to similar qualifications at a higher level
  • progress to a role in which counselling skills are used.

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