Counselling Skills Certificate

Counselling Skills Certificate

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This course aims to improve the performance of those who use counselling skills in their work roles, for example teachers, mentors, nurses and social workers.

This is not a licence to practise as a counsellor.

Duration 1 year
Study mode Part Time
Start date 02/09/2019
Campus Rothwell Centre
Course code 60167-01
Fee £811

What you will study


Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills – the significant differences between a person who uses counselling skills in another occupation and a fully trained and qualified counsellor.

Therapeutic counselling theory – understanding one major model of counselling in depth to empower you to reflect on its value and use.

Using counselling skills – exploring a range of skills used within the counselling profession and developing a thorough understanding.

Personal development for users of counselling skills – reflection on counselling theory, skills and feedback received to determine understanding of self.


These skills are more effectively developed through a process which encourages you to have an active responsibility for your own learning.


There will be lots of group work activities to facilitate your learning and develop your interaction skills.

How you will it be assessed?

You will produce a portfolio of evidence for example; observations, witness statements, group discussion observation sheets, case studies, reports/notes.

Entry Requirements

This qualification is for adult learners aged 19+ to develop their skills and knowledge in counselling and helping relationships.

Learners should ideally have studied the Counselling Concepts Level 2 course, and have a good standard of English – level 2 or above.

What's Next

For those who successfully complete the Counselling Certificate Level 3 there is the option for progression, and transfer any units to the Counselling Diploma Level 3.


For those with substantial relevant experience in helping relationships they may be able to progress on to the Counselling Skills Diploma Level 4.

Campus Locations

Rothwell Centre

14-16 Marsh Street
West Yorkshire
LS26 0AG
0113 386 1997
Nearest train station