Level 2 in Counselling Skills

This is usually an 18 or 20 week course and will introduce you to the concepts and skills used in counselling. You will enjoy a mix of learning some basic theory, undertaking some self awareness activities and developing some enhanced communication skills.

This is great as a stand alone qualification for those who are venturing back into education or who are looking to develop a new career path. It is also a useful add-on qualification for professionals such as teachers, teaching assistants, customer services staff, carers, nurses, doctors and anyone else who requires enhanced listening and communication skills.

At Chapters we really believe that learning should be fun and creative as well as challenging and just a little bit demanding!…so we mix up all the ingredients to create an enjoyable and valuable learning experience.

Please note that you must be 18 years of age to study for this qualification.

Learning Aims of this programme:
1. Use counselling skills ethically and safely
2. Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role
3. Work empathically as a helper
4. Focus on the helpee’s needs and concerns
5. Use self-awareness in helping work
6. Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
7. Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills

Course start dates and times:

Date:      Tuesday 17th September 2019
Time:       17:00 - 21:00
Cost:         £695 (which includes Registration and Certification fees for the awarding body)

There are both internal and external assessments for this programme, we will help you to build a portfolio of your work throughout the duration of the course and you will also sit an external paper that is assessed by the awarding body. This is an important aspect of the learning process and we will provide lots of support and guidance to help you. If you have been out of education for a while this is an excellent course to get you ‘back in the saddle’ so to speak!

For those who complete this programme successfully and wish to continue training, there will be a Level 3 programme that follows on naturally from this course. We always aim to provide clear progression routes and opportunities.

CSK-L2 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)

Qualification Number: 500/7938/4

Sector endorsement: Employment National Training Organisation (ENTO)Sector subject area: 01.3 Health and Social Care
The course will be based on the Person-Centred approach and beliefs but will draw from various models of supervision in order to give trainee supervisors a range of skills and techniques that can be used with supervisees.

In order to be considered for supervision training, students should hold the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (or equivalent) and must also have acquired two additional years of supervised clinical experience or the Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling plus one additional year of supervised clinical experience. If you have different qualifications please feel free to contact us and we will explore the equivalence.

It is now also recommended that students have at least 450 hours of counselling practise experience before enrolling on to this programme in order to have a sound experience on which to base their supervisory skills and theoretical understanding. If you do not have this amount of experience but are keen to undertake supervision training please ring and speak to us.

Please note that students will be required to complete:

15 hours of supervision to supervisees
and must also receive
5 hours of supervisory supervision from a suitable qualified and experienced supervisor
as well as completing a portfolio of evidence and an externally assessed paper to achieve this qualification.

This course leads to a high level (6) qualification from a leading and well respected awarding body (The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). We are proud to have their approval and support to run this programme and we look forward to being a part of your learning and development journey.

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