Course overview

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills City of Bristol College

Learn the basics of counselling skills and theory on this part-time, 17-week course for people aged 19+.

On this course you will:

  • develop counselling skills
  • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • appreciate the importance of self-development.

Dates and applications

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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0229D01-1
Dates
13/09/2024 - 24/01/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills SBSA and Construction Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LMP0229D01-2
Dates
07/02/2025 - 27/06/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
SBSA and Construction Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBP0229D01-1
Dates
10/09/2024 - 21/01/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBP0229D01-2
Dates
28/01/2025 - 17/06/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBP0229D01-3
Dates
11/09/2024 - 22/01/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills Ashley Down Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LBP0229D01-4
Dates
29/01/2025 - 18/06/2025
Duration
17 weeks
Days
Date/Day(s) Being Finalised
Hours per week
5.00
Start Time
09:30
Location
Ashley Down Centre
Fee
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LMP0229D01-1 13/09/2024 - 24/01/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LMP0229D01-2 07/02/2025 - 27/06/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 SBSA and Construction Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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LBP0229D01-1 10/09/2024 - 21/01/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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LBP0229D01-2 28/01/2025 - 17/06/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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LBP0229D01-3 11/09/2024 - 22/01/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
Enquire
LBP0229D01-4 29/01/2025 - 18/06/2025 17 weeks Date/Day(s) Being Finalised 5.00 09:30 Ashley Down Centre
This course costs £360. If you are aged 19 or over, you may be eligible to study for free. Please contact us to discuss your options or visit our Financial Support page.
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Additional information

Who is this course for?

The qualification would be useful for anyone who would like to develop their counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. You may want to study this course as a foundation from which to progress to higher-level qualifications, or to complement other study programmes such as health and social care, children’s care or learning and development.

What you'll learn

  • Using counselling skills
  • Introduction to counselling skills theories
  • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
  • Counselling skills and personal development

Course entry requirements

You will need good communication skills including the ability to write at Level 2 standard and to work collaboratively with others.

Within this course, you will learn about and practice skills and theories which may lead you to reflect upon your own life and experience. The work can feel personal and revealing so you need to be reasonably emotionally robust.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered in a classroom setting, one day per week over 17 weeks.

You will be assessed through skills observations (after plenty of practice and reflection) and written work.

Future career and study opportunities

After completing this course, you could progress to Counselling Level 3.

You could also apply for our Foundation Degree in Counselling, providing you hold enough UCAS points from other Level 3 qualifications and have had some experience using ‘counselling-type skills’ in a work or voluntary role.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery. 

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive Financial Support.

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