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Flexible 16 weeks Level 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications
Flexible 16 weeks Level 2 Distance Learning Distance Learning Skills & Qualifications

What’s it all about?

Many people find it helpful and empowering to seek the support of counselling at some point in their lives. People in any situation could benefit from counselling and those with the correct understanding, knowledge and skills can provide them with support to improve personal well-being.

This qualification focuses on key counselling skills to enable you to provide support wherever it is required. The course provides you with an understanding of various theoretical approaches, as well as covering the importance of a counselling relationship and helpful interaction techniques.

This qualification is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.

This course does not qualify learners to practice as a counsellor but is suitable for those who wish to increase their understanding of counselling/listening skills and techniques in order to engage in helpful interaction appropriately. Learners could use this knowledge to complement an existing role, or as a basis for continued study to attain a qualification in this sector.

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 1 qualification. An understanding of counselling would be an advantage.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ FREE *subject to eligibility checks There are no additional costs if you meet the eligibility criteria which will be explained during enrolment.

You will be added to our Equal platform, where you will be able to access all the learning resources and assessments to complete. You will be allocated your own personal tutor who you can contact throughout your studies. You will be required to work through a series of tasks and activities designed to reinforce the learning process and demonstrate your knowledge. Your personal tutor will then assess your work and provide you with constructive feedback for each unit.
This course is available paper-based too on request.

For one of the questions you will be required to provide either a witness testimony for a short counselling session or a video that you can upload onto the Equal system. Your tutor will provide details on this in their welcome email, however, if you wish to discuss before applying please contact the distance learning team.

Distance learning team - Distance.LearningTeam@sunderlandcollege.ac.uk

You should be able to work at a Level 1 in Functional Skills.

This is a 16-week course that requires your own time management for study. You will be given submission dates to keep you focused on the 16-week timeframe.

This qualification focuses on key counselling skills to enable you to provide support wherever it is required. The course provides you with an understanding of various theoretical approaches, as well as covering the importance of a counselling relationship and helpful interaction techniques.

This course is split into four manageable units:

- Unit 1: Using counselling skills
- Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories
- Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
- Unit 4: Counselling skills and personal development

Cache

The benefits for completing this course are:

- Gain a nationally recognised qualification
- Improve your adult social care skills to help you create a long-standing career pathway in your chosen industry
- Courses are delivered as distance learning, allowing you to choose when and where to study
- Personal tutors are assigned to ensure you have the support needed to succeed

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