What will I learn?

Our popular distance learning courses allow you to study for a recognised qualification that is of value to your work and personal development and is a great route to take if you are looking to further develop existing skills (provided you are resident in England). The courses are Level 2 qualifications, accredited by NCFE Cache, an acknowledged leader in the field of distance learning.

This qualification aims to introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. It gives learners the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to use counselling skills and engage in a helping interaction appropriately.

The course will cover

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

    Learners will also be offered the opportunity to take the listener role in an optional simulated counselling session delivered via MS Teams. Although this is not a mandatory part of the course, it is highly recommended for those who wish to progress on to higher level counselling courses.

    Please note that this qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

    Where will it lead me?

    Learners may also want to consider some of our other social care courses. If learners undertake the MS Teams session, they may also be able to progress onto higher level counselling courses

    Entry Requirements

    It is recommended that learners have already achieved a level 2 qualification in English Language

    Fee Details 1

    Free if aged 19+ (if aged 19-23 must already have a full L2 or above qualification to be eligible)^

    Fee Details 2

    Our Level 2 online learning courses are free to eligible* learners aged 24+ regardless of previous qualifications. Eligible* learners aged 19 to 23 can access free courses if they have already achieved a full Level 2 qualification or equivalent. learners aged 19 to 23 who have not already achieved a full Level 2 qualification, may be subject to costs. Please contact the College for further clarification.

    *Due to funding restrictions, we are unable to enrol to this course, for Free, anyone who doesn’t live in England, isn’t a UK resident^ or who lives in the local authority areas^ of:

    Cambridge and Peterborough
    Greater London Authority
    Greater Manchester
    Liverpool City Region
    North of Tyne Combined Authority
    Sheffield City Region**
    Tees Valley
    West of England
    West Midlands
    West Yorkshire**

    **from 1/8/21

    ^go to this page on our website to check if your postcode is in a Devolved Funding Area or to check eligibility if you are a non-UK resident https://www.sparsholt.ac.uk/the-college/fees-and-funding/

    If you don’t live in England or are not a UK resident or live in any of the above local authority areas and wish to enrol on the course, please contact us for information on tuition fees.

  • Fees:

    £0

    Level of Study:

    Part-Time

    Interview:

    No

    Location:

    Online