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Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2

Location:
Ashington Campus
Level:
2
Course Code:
HSC0073P
Awarding Body:
NCFE
Qualification:

NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) Level 2

Start Date:
11 January

Who is the course for?

This Qualification gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately. It will be a useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role. It is not suitable for people looking for psychological assistance to deal with personal issues.

Do I need any formal qualifications?

The qualification will be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in a personal or work-related capacity. There are no formal entrance requirements however learners require good level of oral and written English to participate in the course, ideally level 2 (GCSE)which is required to read handouts, write assignments and produce a portfolio of work. You will also be expected to produce assignments in a word-processed format.

You will be required to attend an initial assessment and discuss your enrolment prior to enrolling with your counselling tutor. Please contact Louise Sutton or Jill Hedley on 01670 841200 Ex 262 or by email, on louise.sutton@northland.ac.uk or jill.hedley@northland.ac.uk

What will I study on the course?

The course consists of four units:

1. Using counselling skills

2. Introduction to Counselling skills and Theories

3. Diversity and Ethics in the use of counselling skills

4. Counselling Skills and Personal Development.

In order to complete the course, you must successfully complete all four units.

The course runs for 3/4hrs, one evening/day per week over 21 sessions. It consists of a participative approach using tutor input, role plays, discussions, independent research, group and paired work, case studies and demonstrations backed up with handouts to reinforce learning. This includes skills practice which will be assessed through observation and reflection. Personal commitment, ability to meet deadlines and regular attendance is essential.

Each candidate is required to complete a portfolio of evidence which demonstrates the achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria. Evidence within the portfolio could include: Assessor observation Witness testimony Worksheets Candidate product Assignments/ projects Professional discussion Case studies etc. The portfolio is submitted twice during the course for Internal and External Exam Board Moderation purposes.

Learners studying this course may do so as they wish to progress towards further qualifications or may be learners who wish to study the programme in order to complement other programmes (such as Health and Social Care or Children s Care, Learning and Development)

NCFE Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) Level 2

NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Many of our learners study for free with a Fee Waiver when they are in receipt of qualifying benefits or studying a first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification and meet age restrictions or are aged between 16-18.

If you are not entitled to a Fee Waiver, you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help with paying your course fees, or if you are aged over 19 and planning to study at Level 3 or 4 and have not previously studied at Level 3 or above you will be able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan that covers the costs of your tuition fees. The loan will not cover the cost of any examination / registration fees and these will need to be paid for separately, or you may be entitled to receive Learner Support Funds to help cover the cost.

All learners may also apply for help with the cost of travel to college and the college may be able to help with the costs of childcare, travel, books, equipment and meals.

For more information our Help Hub team is available on 01670 841 200 or email helphub@northland.ac.uk.

How can I apply for this course?

Apply online by clicking here and registering, alternatively please contact our Help Hub on 01670 841 200, email helphub@northland.ac.uk or drop in to one of our open events.

Alternatively, if this is the course for you please click Book and Enrol Now – please note this option is only available for certain courses.

Where can I get any further information about the course?

You may find further information within this website including within case studies and our media gallery. You may also come along to an open event – dates of college events are listed here http://www.northumberland.ac.uk/events/

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