Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Start Date:19/11/2024Day:Tuesday plus one Saturday
Time:6.30pm-9.00pmDuration:24 weeks
Qualification:Level 2 Certificate in Counselling SkillsAwarding Body:SEG Awards

About the course

The Level 2 Certificate is an initial qualification in counselling skills, which can provide a progression route to becoming a qualified counsellor. It enhances and improves written communication skills, promotes personal growth and provides basic industry knowledge.

Modules studied included:

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


Entry Requirements

Students should have previously attended an Introduction to Counselling, either at Collyer’s or elsewhere and have a Certificate of Participation.


Assessment is via written work, a reflective journal, and practical skills assessments. Work is submitted and assessed via an electronic portfolio, which demonstrates how you have met the assessment criteria for the course.

You should expect to complete at least 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. This course may incorporate an element of live remote lessons where appropriate. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills (subject to interview to assess suitability)

How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


A deposit of £50 is due at the point of booking to secure a place on the course.

This course may be free to learners if they are:

  • Unemployed, employed or self-employed and earn below £25,000 annual gross income

This course is co-funded by the Government, meaning that all qualifying students benefit from reduced fees. The reduced fee (co-funded cost) is £700. The balance of the course fee is due one week before the start of the course.

Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.
Our qualification courses are government-funded, and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.