Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills

This course will focus on counselling theory, ethics and mental health in preparation for further training in counselling. This course gives pre-practitioner training to those interested in studying for professional counselling qualifications.


Academic Year: 2024/25
Course Code: 10309
Campus: Downpatrick, Lisburn, Newtownards
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 13:30-16:30
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Course Overview

There will be a focus on learning more about counselling theory, ethics, and mental health in preparation for further training, and be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.    

This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could lead to employment in a related field.       

To achieve the qualification, candidates must be assessed as proficient in all 7 learning outcomes and must be assessed as proficient in both internal and external assessment. Candidates must provide two pieces of evidence for each criterion. In addition, the Candidate Learning Record, when complete, must include references to all three assessment methods (written documents, tutor observations and testimony). This course also involves student presentations and role play which is observed.

For additional information on course content and assessment please refer to the CPCAB website CPCAB Qualifications or contact info@serc.ac.uk.

You wish to enhance your communication skills in the workplace and go on to study counselling at a more advanced level.

Basic counselling skills will be gradually introduced as part of forming a helping relationship. 

It is a practical course with an emphasis on learning through doing. 

The student will develop their ability to communicate with people more effectively and develop an understanding of their impact on others in a helping relationship.

The practical nature of this course. 

If successful to a Level 3 Counselling course.

To apply students must be aged 18 or over.

To achieve the qualification, candidates must be assessed as proficient in all 7 learning outcomes and must be assessed as proficient in both internal and external assessment. Candidates must provide two pieces of evidence for each criterion. In addition, the Candidate Learning Record, when complete, must include references to all three assessment methods (written documents, tutor observations and testimony). This course also involves student presentations and role play which is observed.  

Due to the nature of the course this qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological distress.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Downpatrick
16/09/2024
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Lisburn
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 13:30-16:30
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30

Enquiries Information

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Available Sessions

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee Apply or get more information
PT
FE
Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills
Y10309DE1A

Downpatrick

16/09/2024
Day: Thursday

Time: 18:00-21:30

18 £475.00
PT
FE
Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills
Y10309LD1A

Lisburn

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 13:30-16:30

11 £475.00
PT
FE
Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills
Y10309NE1A

Newtownards

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 18:00-21:30

8 £475.00

Please select a campus from the list above to view the available sessions.

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Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

In addition to the above Terms & Conditions students must also adhere to the following:
 For additional information on course content and assessment please refer to the CPCAB website https://www.cpcab.co.>qualifications or contact info@serc.ac.uk 
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