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Qualification: Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate 
Support: 6 Months of support included 
Start Date: Anytime 
RQF Specification
Accredited: Fully

Payment Plan: YES ( Invoice will be sent to you  on receipt of the enrolment  form)

Course: Knowledge-only course

Funding Available: No

Available: Home and International students

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TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

This Counselling Skills Course is knowledge-based and is a nationally-recognized qualification its aimed at developing the learner’s knowledge and understanding of counseling before progressing onto further studies and training.

Learners will learn the basics of counseling, and the introduction to counseling theories including diversity and ethics in the use of counseling.

This course provides an ideal platform for complete novices to enter the field of counseling.

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 4 units of study in total as listed below.

  • tutor-marked assignments to complete

  • Using counseling skills

  • Know what core counseling skills are

  • Know how to establish a helping relationship

  • Be able to use core counseling skills in a helping relationship

  • Know how to conclude a helping interaction

  • Counseling skills and personal development

  • Know elements of counseling theories

  • Know the significance of counseling theory

  • Know how to meet your own support needs

  • Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counseling skills

  • Know what discrimination means

  • Understand anti-discrimination practice

  • Know how self-reflection contributes to personal development

  • Know how to develop self-understanding

  • Know personal qualities relevant to the helping roles

  • Know how to meet your own support needs

  • Know how self-reflection contributes to personal development.

Entry Requirements
  • No previous qualifications are required

  • Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

  • Be aged 16 Years or above

  • Possess a solid knowledge of the English language

  • Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course

  • Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc

  • Have a genuine desire to succeed


For one of the tasks within this course, learners will be asked to demonstrate “How to use Core Counselling Skills” in a helping relationship. This will require observing by an appropriate witness who has training, experience and knowledge in relation to counseling skills. This can be a counselor, manager, or mentor. Your witness is required to observe you and complete a witness statement to verify. 


  1. A suitable witness must hold 1 of them below.

  2. A counseling or interpersonal skills course at Level 1

  3. A completed or partially completed counseling course at Level 2

  4. A completed counseling skills unit as part of a larger qualification at Level 2 or above

  5. A short course about counseling skills (e.g, a workshop day where there were training and practice of counseling skills.

  6. A short CPD course in counseling skills

Learners not yet in a role where you can demonstrate live counseling skills may use a Realistic Working Environment (RWE).  Learners can demonstrate skills in a simulation exercise (Role Play).


Course Duration

This course comes with 6 months of support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 120 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 160 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 4 months.

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 2 Certificate – Counselling Skills

Qualification ref:  601/7815/2
Credit value: 16


This course provides successful students with a fully recognised qualification from TQUK, listed on the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework). TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England, the Welsh Government, and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

Please note: This qualification is not recognised in Scotland.

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