TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
This Counselling Skills Course is knowledge-based and is a nationally-recognised 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 counselling, the introduction to counselling theories including diversity and ethics in the use of counselling.
This course provides an ideal platform for complete novices to enter the field of counselling.
Qualification: Counselling Skills Level 2
Support: 6 Months support included
Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year
Payment Plan: No
Funding Avaialble: No
Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.
4 tutor-marked assignment 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.
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).
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.
TQUK Level 2 Certificate – Counselling Skills
Qualification ref: 601/7815/2
Credit value: 16
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.
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.
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