Bracknell & Wokingham College,
Bracknell, RG12 1DJ
New and returning learners:
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This qualification is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.
This Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate programme is a part-time course where you'll learn a variety of listening and responding skills which will enhance your interaction with others. This course is highly interactive, combining formal teaching with individual, small group and whole group activities.
This qualification is for:
- Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor
- Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles
- Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development
Classes and locations
Classes for this course take place on Monday evenings, 6-9.30pm, at the Bracknell and Wokingham College Church Road Campus.
What I'll learn
During the course you will learn:
- How to work safely and ethically in a helping session
- How to arrange and manage a helping session
- The role of difference and diversity and how these can influence a helping session
- The importance of self-awareness in counselling
- A variety of listening, responding and attending skills
- How to give and receive constructive feedback
Visit the CPCAB website for further details about this course.
How I'll learn
This course is 30 weeks in duration and each session is 3.5 hours. The classes are structured with a tutor led element followed by a skills element, where you will put into practice what you’ve learned.
You will receive 1-1 feedback from your tutor at key points during the course to help you develop your skills and assess areas for development.
Time commitment and independent study
Homework will take approximately two hours per week, however this will increase at key points during the course i.e. before the exam and when producing the two assignments.
How I'll be assessed
The course has two formal assessment elements and candidates need to be proficient in both to pass the course:
- External exam
- Portfolio of evidence – which will involve a variety of documents including two assignments, reviews of your learning and feedback
Candidates are required to pass an interview and have an English assessment test – this will inform the college of any additional support candidates may need to complete the written element of the course.
How to Apply
You can apply for this programme online. Click on APPLY NOW and follow the steps below:
- Register for our online service and verify your account
- Log in to our website and click APPLY NOW on your chosen programme’s page to complete your application
As part of your application, you will be asked to provide us with your contact details, how your chosen programme fits with your future plans and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).
Please include full details of your qualifications from your own country, as well as details of any English Language tests you have taken.
Printed application forms are also available.
Please contact our Careers team if you need advice and guidance to help you choose the right programme for you.