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Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate

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Select Status Course Code Date Duration Time Location Costs
EnquireCall 01756 693 800 L200074D/1 - - Weeks VARIOUS Distance Learning £ 0*
EnquirePlease Enquire L200002A/2 Tue 7 Jan 2025 20 Weeks 17:30 - 20:30
Aireville Campus £ 302*
Exam: £60

* Fee remission may be available for this course, visit Fees and Funding for further information

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

  • Developing self-understanding and personal qualities
  • Identifying and accessing support
  • Core counselling skills
  • Demonstrating counselling skills
  • Introduction to counselling skills and theories
  • Diversity and ethics

For each unit, a set of knowledge questions are issued as the formal assessment. Your tutor will provide feedback following the completion of each. All assessments must be completed and passed in order for you to successfully achieve the qualification.


Studying a Craven College Distance learning course is a great way to gain a FREE* accredited qualification in your spare time! It’s the perfect solution for those with busy work or home lives who would like to study where and when it suits them.

After completing an induction, you will be provided with all the learning materials you need and will receive the highest level of support and guidance from your named tutor.

Further Study

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 3 Certificate in Hypnotherapy and Counselling Skills

Part-time courses are term-time only.
See our term dates for further information.

Did you know that some of our courses are free if you earn less than £20,319 (£23,400 if you live in West Yorkshire, difference in qualifying earning amounts is due to local authority funding regulations).

Distance Learning call 01756 693 800 or email

Courses in the community call 01756 693 800 or email

All other Part-time courses call 01756 693 309 or email

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