Course overview

Counselling Level 2 City of Bristol College

Learn the basics of counselling skills and theory on this part-time, 16-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.

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

4 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above, including Maths and/or English or a Level 1 Diploma in a relevant subject plus GCSEs in Maths and/or English, or a Functional Skills qualification in Maths and/or English.

We will invite you to a Course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have.

You will provide a copy of your last school report and/or a reference from an employer or relevant professional other. This is to ensure we can support you to be able to achieve well on the course.

Some Level 2 Technical qualifications may require a slightly higher entry requirement based on the specific content of the course. This may include having English or Maths at Grade 4

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure that you can flourish.

Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level.

You will need good communication skills including the ability to write at Level 2 standard and to successfully complete an interview.

To join this course, you will learn skills and theories which will reflect upon your own life. The work can feel personal and revealing so we look for someone who is reasonably emotionally robust.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of different assessment methods, creating a portfolio of evidence. You will be asked to write a short, weekly personal journal linked to your experience on the course.

Future career and study opportunities

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

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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