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Level 2 Certificate Counselling

Subject Area


Student Type


Study Mode

Distance Learning

Course Type

Adult Further Education

What is the course about?

The qualification is suitable for anyone who would like to develop their counselling skills for use in a professional or personal capacity. You may wish to study this course in order to complement other programmes in health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, or voluntary and community work. After completing this course, you may wish to progress on to another qualification to further your knowledge. Throughout this qualification, you will be introduced to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, as well as some of the approaches involved in the use of counselling skills. The course will also focus on the importance of self-development.

Why should I choose the course?

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 wellbeing, this course will provide you with the correct understanding, knowledge, and skills to do so. Throughout the course you will also learn about core 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.

What will I learn?

This course covers various aspects of counselling, including:

  • 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.

What will the course lead on to?

If you would like to work in this field in the future, this course will boost your skills and make a valuable addition to your CV. If you wish to study further, you would need to complete the Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills that is taught onsite as this includes the skills element required to progress onto the next level in counselling. For more information, contact our Learner Services Team on 01925 494400 or

What support is available?

We have a team of staff dedicated to providing learning support if required, as well as a Welfare Team that is on hand to offer guidance, support and help when needed. Additionally, eligible students can access a wide range of finance and funding support to help them during their time at college.

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Why should I choose to study the course at Warrington & Vale Royal College?

Warrington & Vale Royal College has been rated as a good college in the latest Ofsted inspection. It has an excellent reputation for vocational courses and responds to specific business needs when requested. The tutors at Warrington & Vale Royal College are highly experienced in their fields and have a great deal of industry knowledge to impart. Our distance learning courses are delivered entirely online, allowing you to benefit from expert teaching in the comfort of your own home.

What are the entry requirements?

You should have access and be able to use online learning platforms and be able to cope with level 2 literacy.

If you are aged 19-23 you must hold a full level 2 qualification.

If you are currently undertaking an apprenticeship programme you will be exempt from enrolling on this course.

Are there any additional costs associated with the course?

There are no specific extra costs apart from access to IT and the internet, as well as any books/stationery you wish to purchase yourself.

Careers Information

Course options

Start Any Time

20 Weeks
Class Times
Distance Learning
In your own time
Adult Fee
16-18 Fee
Contact College

Call to Enrol 01925 494 400

Fees Information
This course is FREE*. If you fail to complete the course you will be charged £100 to cover the cost of registration. For residents of Greater Manchester Combined Authority the fee for this course is £362. *Ts&Cs apply.

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