Distance Learning - Counselling Skills (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

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Distance Learning - Counselling Skills (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.
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Course overview

Many people find it helpful to seek counselling at some point in their lives, and a counsellor can provide support for people in all sorts of situations. If you're interested in supporting people to improve their personal well-being, this course will provide you with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills to do that. You'll learn about core counselling skills and how to use them in a counselling relationship. You will also be taught about counselling theory and the ethical framework that informs how counsellors use their skills.

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Topics

• How core counselling skills can be used in a counselling relationship and in other helping activities
• How counselling theory underpins the use of counselling skills
• How the ethical framework informs own use of counselling skills.
• How to develop skills and qualities in the future

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Job opportunities after this course

By taking this 15 week Level 2 course in Counselling Skills, you’re able to open yourself to new opportunities within the counselling career path. Such careers may include;

Counsellor (£23,654 to £45,838)
Youth Worker (£18,000 to £33,000)
Psychotherapist (£40,056 to £53,218)

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Entry requirements

Please see the distance learning introductory page to check your eligibility: https://edc.ac.uk/study/distance-learning

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How is this course assessed?

• you can complete your course online, by paper or online with paper resources
• we'll process your enrolment, and a tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, their contact details are in the joining instruction email
• an email containing your joining instructions will be sent, this email will contain your start and end date, submission dates. If completing online you will be advised of the weblink and your unique username for you to log into the e-assessor portal. If completing by paper you will still receive a joining instruction email and your paper resources will be posted out to you.
• if you need any guidance on your course content please contact your tutor direct.
• you will receive text reminders throughout your course
• your feedback from your tutor will either be online via e-assessor (located in my portfolio) or via email if completing by paper.

Please note: An observation/witness testimony is required to cover Assessment 1, section 1, learning outcomes 3.1 & 3.2. This can be done in a simulated or real life listening activity, with feedback from assessor/witness or peer or by providing a reflective account from the listening activity.

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When does the course start?

The course starts when you have received your joining instruction email containing your start, submission target dates and tutor contact details.

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Length of course

You have 15 weeks from enrolling to complete your course, this duration includes tutor feedback, internal verification and processing and your first assessment is due within 6 weeks of your start date.

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How to apply

To apply online for this course, please click on the 'Apply' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Alternatively, if you need assistance with your application or you would like to apply over the phone or using a paper-based application form, please call Student Services on 0191 743 0149.

If you're not quite ready to apply for this course and would like some more information or to speak to a member of staff then please click on the 'Enquire' button at the top/bottom of this page.

Distance Learning - Counselling Skills (Level 2 Certificate) 2023-24

*In many cases courses are FREE subject to age, household income and/or prior attainment. Please read our Course Fees & Funding page.