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NCFE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Course Level: 

Level 2

Overview of the course: 

An introduction into the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. The course aims to allow learners to develop counselling skills, provides an introduction into the three main approaches (Psychodynamic, Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy) and to help learners appreciate the importance of self development.

Entry requirements: 

None - there is no specific recommended prior learning.

Topics: 

Unit 1 - Core counselling skills, setting boundaries and ending the helping relationship.
Unit 2 - Introduction to psychodynamic approach, introduction to person-centred approach and introduction to cognitive behavioural therapy.
Unit 3 - Equal opportunity issues and ethics.
Unit 4 - Personal development.

How is the course assessed?: 

Portfolio of evidence to meet course outcomes.

Further study options after this course: 

Level 3

Length of the course: 

Classroom, 3 hours per week, 14 weeks.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

September 2018

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are in receipt of Job Seekers Allowance or Employment Support Allowance in the Work Related Activity Group or other work related benefit and you are undertaking this qualification to find work, your fees may be paid by the Government.

If you do need to pay fees they are:

£450.50

Flexible payment options are available, please speak to Student Services.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (22 Nov 2017 18:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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How to apply: 

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