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Counselling course Level 2
This counselling course will provide students with a basic knowledge of counselling and provides an ideal introduction and starting point for those students considering entering this highly rewarding field. The course can be completed from home with a maximum of one year for completion. Choose to enrol at anytime of the year and adapt your studies to suit your own circumstances.
1 The Basics of Counselling
What is counselling
Who is a Counsellor
When is a Counsellor not ready
Who needs counselling
Ten Steps to Counselling
2 Types of Counselling
When a Counsellor is needed
Types of counselling offered
3 New wave Counselling
Telephone / Internet counselling
SMS text counselling
4 Traditional Counselling Styles
Types of Traditional Counselling
Who goes to Counselling
5 Listening Skills
Stages of listening
Obstacles of Listening
Listeners in Control
Traps for Listeners
The Establishment Group
The Community group
Negotiation in General
The Joint Problem-Solving Approach
Definition of the Problem
Insist on Using Objective Criteria
Invent Options for Mutual Gain
Separate the People from the Problem
Breaking the Rules
Best Alternative to Negotiated Agreement
What is Mediation
When is Mediation called for
The Introductory Phase
Reaching a settlement
The Second session
Attributes of a Good Mediator
8 Crisis Mediation
The Power of skill and Knowledge
The Balance of Power
Analysis and Responses
General Counselling Client Information Form
Glossary of Health Terms
There are no previous skills or qualifications required to register for this study programme. This course is open to students of all ages and backgrounds. Enrolments can be taken at anytime of the year unlike the traditional local college who tend only to enrol in September. Home Learning offers true flexibility. Enrol today and be studying within 7 days!
Level 2 Counselling Award
The course has been designed to specifically meet the needs of learners who prefer to study at home or as a pathway course. The NCFE certificate is not a nationally regulated qualification. NCFE accreditation gives assurance that the content is of a high standard and meets the rigorous requirements of a national awarding body. NCFE accreditation also gives formal recognition to our courses which result in the "award" of a certificate of achievement.
All students have one year to complete this course from date of registration. Students are welcome to complete this course as quickly as they want to.
On average this course is completed in 60 hours (4/5 months). Extensions can be arranged if students do not complete within the year and charges will apply. We would ask you to contact our office on 0800 0131030 for latest extension fees if required.
We recommend that students complete 2-3 hours per week as a minimum to get the most from this course. Remember to work out a study plan / timetable before you start and try and stick to it.
This course is issued in paper format. Your course materials will be delivered to you at the specified address within 7 days of enrolment. International students should allow up to 21 days for delivery.
All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor who is contactable via email or post. We also have a team of dedicated advisors to help and advise with any course related queries. The tutors role is to help and support students for the entire duration of their studies. Please remember our tutors are here to help. Never be embarrassed to ask for help.
This course is completed using continual assessment, allowing your tutor to closely monitor your progress every step of the way. Therefore no examination is required. This course consists of eight lessons overall. Students will be required to submit assignments after each lesson via email or post proving their understanding of the subject covered. These assignments normally take between 1-2 hours to complete. A grade and report will be issued on your progress with any suggestions for improvement if necessary.
Q: When can I enrol?
The beauty of distance learning means that students can enrol at anytime they wish 365 days of the year. Enrolments and payment can be made online or by calling our office on 0121 2880181.
Q: How soon after enrolment can I start studying?
Students would normally receive their course materials within seven days of enrolment. Materials for this course are posted out via Royal Mail second class post.
Q: Is this course accredited?
Yes! This course is accredited by NCFE. See our qualifications page for full details.
Q: Is there any funding available towards the course fees?
UK Open College is a privately run college therefore we do not have access to funding
Q: Do you offer any discounts for the unemployed or low income households?
Unfortunately discounts are not available
Q: Can I pay monthly for my course?
Yes! We do offer payment plans for this course to students resident in the UK only. See fees page for further details.
Q: How do I know whether this is the right course for me?
In truth we cannot be sure if this course or indeed home learning will meet every students needs. To help we have a money back guarantee scheme in place which allows students to receive and try the course materials for seven days to establish whether this course is the ideal course for them. If it's not simply notify us via email or telephone within the seven day period for a full refund. Please be aware this is a strict seven day scheme and no refunds are processed once this period has expired.
Q: Is this course available to International students?
Yes! We currently have students all over the world studying with the college. With todays technology distance is no barrier at all. Students outside of the UK will need access to email to submit course assignments. Additional charges for delivery of paper course materials will apply if required.
Q: Are there any deadlines for course assignments?
No! You can submit course assignments at your own pace. The only deadline is for completion of the whole course which requires students to finish within one year of registration.
Q: What if I have questions relating to my course or have problems understanding some of the questions?
No problem! All students have access to a personal tutor for the duration of their course with whom they may correspond with. You are not on your own when you study with us! We really do want you to pass your course!
Q: Will I have to purchase any additional books or materials?
No! We provide all the required course materials to enable you to complete your studies.
If you require any further information on this course then please call our administration team on 0121 288 0181 and we will be happy to help you as much as we can. Alternatively complete the information request form below and one of our friendly advisors will contact you.
Course Fee: Starting at: £269.00
UK Student can choose to pay their course fees in full upon enrolment (£269.00) or take out a pay as you study plan as follows.
Call our office on 0121 2880181 for guaranteed acceptance onto our pay as you study plan* (Applies to UK Students only)
MOD Personnel can claim a 10% Reduction on fees when paying in full by quoting BFPO10 when contacting us. Proof will be required.
*Valid Debit/Credit card required .