Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (RQF)


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TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This Counselling Skills Course is knowledge-based and is a nationally-recognized qualification its aimed at developing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of counselling before progressing onto further studies and training.

Learners will learn the basics of counseling, the introduction to counseling theories including diversity and ethics in the use of counseling.

This course provides an ideal platform for complete novices to enter the field of counseling.

Qualification: Counselling Skills Level 2  
Support: 6 Months support included 
Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
RQF Specification
: Fully
: £330

Payment Plan: YES

Knowledge Only course

Funding Available: No


Course Details

Course Syllabus 

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.
tutor-marked assignments to complete

Using counselling skills

Know what core counselling skills are
Know how to establish a helping relationship
Be able to use core counselling skills in a helping relationship
Know how to conclude a helping interaction

Counselling skills and personal development

Know elements of counselling theories
Know the significance of counselling theory

Know how to meet own support needs

Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
Know what discrimination means
Understand about anti-discrimination practice

Know how self-reflection contributes to personal development

Know how to develop self-understanding
Know personal qualities relevant to the helping roles
Know how to meet own support needs
Know how self-reflection contributes too personal development.

Entry Requirements

No previous qualifications are required

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

For one of the tasks within this course, learners will be asked to demonstrate “How to use Core Counselling Skills” in a helping relationship. This will require observing by an appropriate witness who has training, experience and knowledge in relation to counselling skills. This can be a counsellor, manager or mentor. Your witness is required to observe you and complete a witness statement to verify. 

A suitable witness must hold 1 of them below.

A counselling or interpersonal skills course at Level 1

A completed or partially completed counselling course at Level 2

A completed counselling skills unit as part of a larger qualification at Level 2 or above

A short course about counselling skills (e.g, a workshop day where there were training and practice of counselling skills.

A short CPD course in counselling skills

Learners not yet in a role where you can demonstrate live counselling skills may use a Realistic Working Environment (RWE).  Learners can demonstrate skills in a simulation exercise (Role Play).


Course Duration

This course comes with 6 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 120 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 160 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 2 Certificate – Counselling Skills

Qualification ref:  601/7815/2
Credit value: 16

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland.

Study Method

Learners are able to access their course lessons via an EQUAL online learning platform.  Complete your assignments and access all correspondence in one convenient place.

As long as you have an internet connection you can access your course 24/7.



Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor-marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using a continual assessment.


You will need to complete our pre-enrolment form and an electronic pack will be sent to you.  Once received a member of the team will contact you, to answer any questions you may have.


  1. Submit your re-enrolment form and get sent your further details  to begin your course
  2. We’ll process your application, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course
  3. Receive text reminders when your work is due
  4. Your work will be marked and returned to you within 7 days
  5. Once you’ve submitted your work, we’ll apply for your certificate