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Counselling Skills

Level 2 Certificate

two people in a counselling session

Availability & Details

Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate (Havant) HP-COSK2C-D(0000)001

Havant Campus

Type of study
Adult Learning, Part Time

Academic Year 2023-24 (1 year)

Examination board


This qualification would be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity.

You must have a minimum of Level 1 in English, or be prepared to sit an English assessment to establish your current levels. However, all applications will be considered on an individual basis.

Unit 01 – Using counselling skills
In this unit learners will have an opportunity to identify and practise a range of skills used when participating in a counselling skills interaction.

Unit 02 – Introduction to counselling skills theories
In this unit learners will be introduced to the key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling.

Unit 03 – Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills
In this unit, learners will be introduced to the concepts of diversity and ethics and their importance in the use of counselling skills.

Unit 04 – Counselling skills and personal development
In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development.

You will build a portfolio of work as you progress through the units. There is no exam.

This course is FREE if you meet the eligibility requirements or depending on your circumstances, you may be eligible to receive full or part funding for the course. Please get in touch and we will be happy to advise you.

Upon completion of this course you will be workplace ready, or be able to progress to another HSDC Adult Learning course.

“HSDC provided me with the opportunity for autonomous study and the choice of subjects that I wanted to study, which helped me develop relevant knowledge as well as relevant skills for the workplace.”

Lucas Ratcliffe, A Level and CTEC student

I’m really happy and pleased with my grades. I really loved my time at the college, I have also made lots of friends, it’s a really nice place to be, I don’t want to leave.

Lauren Piper, A Level student

My time at the college was definitely life changing, I have learnt a lot of new skills, and obviously it’s a completely new experience. The support was great, there was always people there to help and try make it as easy as they can for you. The college is really fantastic, it has helped me on the way to get to what I want to achieve within my career goals.

Erin Morgan, BTEC student