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The NCFE CACHE Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 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.

Learners will have the opportunity to investigate the knowledge and skills needed to effectively navigate the counselling field and engage positively and effectively with individuals.
This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. It is useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or a personal capacity.

This course is ideal for those who wish to progress towards further qualifications in counselling, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children's care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

You will be required study in college 1-2 days per week for 18 weeks.

  • Sector Overview

    Employment in counselling has increased 57% over the last 5 years and is set to continue growing. Job prospects for counsellors are at an all-time high so now is the time to enter this field.

    If you like the sound of helping people navigate the difficulties of life, then you should consider enrolling on a counselling course.

  • Entry Requirements

    The entry requirements for this course are:

    GCSE Maths and English at Grade 3 (D) or above

    Assessment and interview

    If required, you will study GCSE or Functional Skills maths and/or English alongside your course so you can progress to the next level.

  • What will I study?

    This course consists of the following modules:

    • Using counselling skills 
    • Introduction to counselling skills theories 
    • Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills 
    • Counselling skills and personal development
  • How will I be assessed?

    You will be assessed via:

    • Written tasks
    • Practical activity
    • Study visits
    • Role play activities
  • Enrichment

    You will have the opportunity to take part in trips and visits which are relevant to your education and employment goals. You will also have access to key employers that will deliver guest lectures to build your industry knowledge and contacts.

    Our Student Common Room is a great place to unwind and relax during your breaks. It features pool tables, table tennis, a gaming corner and lots of comfy sofas so you can refresh before your next lesson. 

    Themed events are held in the Common Room so you can get the best experience of being a Waltham Forest College student.

  • Work Experience

    You will be offered opportunities to actively engage with industry related employers and take part in experiential events to improve your personal development.

  • Progression opportunities

    The completion of this course will allow you to progress onto:

    • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
    • Level 3 Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Alumni

    Waltham Forest College is a vibrant and aspirational college and will support you to reach your career aspirations. Last year 96% of learners progressed onto a positive destination either to higher levels of study, employment, or an Apprenticeship.

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