Care counselling for children Level 2 Course

This home study course is aimed at students looking to develop their knowledge within the child and youth counselling sector. Ideal for those looking to undertake and form of caring role that involves children and provides counselling skills for those in their care.

Course objectives:

Develop an understanding of the value of counselling in childcare roles
Understand a range of ethical and cultural issues relating to counselling
Develop the skills to offer counselling for those affected by substance misuses, child abuse, HIV/AIDS and grief
Develop a range of skills to be able to offer career and vocational guidance to children

Qualification: Care Counselling for Children Award
Endorsed: Yes
QCF Recognised: No, Equivalent level of learning at level 2
Awarding Body: TQUK - Training Qualifications UK - Endorsed
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year
Duration: Flexible - Approx 90 Hours - 12 Months Max Support
Credit Value: Not Applicable


Care counselling for children Level 2 Course

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Course Fee: Starting at: £199.00

​​One of the biggest concerns for any potential student is the financial commitment involved. UK Open College recognise this and have implemented a pay as you study plan to assist students in spreading any fees involved with their course over a manageable period of time. Students are able to pay a deposit upon enrolment followed by a monthly repayment over a set period of time.

We would encourage students to view any related fees as an investment in their future. The majority of investments will provide a rewarding return over a set period of time. Once qualified and in employment students can expect a fantastic return on their investment year after year.

We offer all UK Based students guaranteed acceptance onto this scheme* upon completion of a signed student agreement. Shortly after paying your deposit our accounts department will contact you direct via telephone to gather the required information to complete the agreement. Once received we will forward a digital document via email for your signature. 

*Contact details, employment details and valid UK bank details with the ability to set up direct debit are required for all students applying for our pay as you study plan. If students are unable to provide this information any application may be declined. 

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Explain the importance of counselling
Explain communication and its role in counselling
Demonstrate understanding of the different forms of counselling
Conduct a counselling session

Explain why children hold a special position in society and discuss their rights and needs
List ethical values associated with counselling children
Discuss the impact of culture and gender in counselling
Explain the role of of the carers values and attitudes in counselling
Identify some of your own deeply held beliefs and values and describe how they might influence a counselling decision

Define behavioural counselling
Describe factors involved in effective behavioural counselling and guidance
Recognise types of problem behaviour and identify strategies to deal with them
Explain the importance of referrals and collaboration with relevant individuals and agencies

Identify and describe various forms of child abuse
Identify signs and characteristics of of an abused child
Explain the various coping strategies employed by survivors of abuse
Develop effective intervention programmes for abused children
Outline the referral system available for abused children in your community

Describe substance abuse and identify substances that are abused
Describe signs/symptoms in children who abuse substances
Explain the consequences of substance abuse
Identify strategies that assist children who abuse substances
Organise a programme for the prevention of substance abuse
Identify available referral networks for substance abuse

Explain what the HIV/AIDS virus is
Explain cultural beliefs and practices that contribute to HIV/AIDS
Identify children who are infected by HIV/AIDS and provide help to them through counselling
Design activities which will help you to communicate when counselling children and youths infected and affected by HIV/AIDS
Identify available networks and resources for referral of children infected and affected by HIV/AIDS

Define loss, bereavement, grieving and mourning
Outline the process of grieving
Explain the role of culture in bereavement
Identify strategies that you can use to help children and youths who have suffered the loss of a loved one

Differentiate between a career, vocation and life skills
Identify sources of information and disseminate information on careers and life skills
Discuss gender biases and stereotypes in vocational and career choice and suggest ways of eliminating them
Recognise the talents of children and youth
Advise youth on career programmes and help them plan for these

Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the english language 
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

TQUK - Level 2 Care Counselling for Children Award

Successful candidates will receive a certificate of achievement from TQUK. This course has been endorsed through the Training Qualifications UK endorsement scheme. The course content and depth of study required have been benchmarked against Level 2 on the Qualification Credit Framework (QCF).

Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) is Regulated as an Awarding Organisation by Ofqual, the qualification regulators for England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Endorsed programmes are designed to give formal recognition to courses in a wide range of subjects that fall outside the QCF. These are not  QCF recognised qualifications; on successful graduation from the course you will receive a Training Qualifications UK Certificate of Achievement. 

Endorsed courses are ideal for professionals required to demonstrate commitment to CPD (Continuous Professional Development), and for those wanting to gain specialist knowledge of a particular subject.

Receipt of Certification: Certification is awarded by Training Qualifications UK and can take up to 12 weeks to be received after completion of your studies. All certification will be delivered to students direct at their home address. UK Open College have no control over delivery of certification awarded by the external awarding bodies. Any outstanding fees are payable before certification is issued. 

Course duration will vary dependant on student commitment, effort and ability. Overall guided learning hours are approx 90. This should be used as a guideline only and completion times will vary hugely.We would encourage students to serioulsy consider how they plan to complete their chosen course prior to enrolment. Students should think about how they are going to study, where they are going to study and how often. Be realistic!

Speak to family members and help them to understand what you are trying to acheive, explain you may require peace and space to study at certain times. The more you involve them the more likey you are to get them on your side.

Students are reminded that the time in which they complete is purely down to them as an individual. Completion can be as quickly or as slowly as you wish within the 12 month tuition period. If you require additional time an extension may be available. Extensions are arranged at an additional cost as and when needed.


This course is supplied in paper format and will be delivered direct to your chosen address. Students are able to complete their course assignments using a word processing programme and email them direct to the tutor. Once received tutors will reply to you direct. We do not accept course assignments via post.

Students can normally expect to receive delivery of their course materials via courier within 3 working days of enrolment being received. However we would ask you to allow 7 working days

All students on this course will be registered to a personal tutor for 12 months who is contactable via email. 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. Students will be required to submit a series of assignments throughout their course direct to their assigned tutor. Tutor details will be contained within your study pack. 

Students should understand that part of any study programme requires an element of research on their part. As technology moves forward at a rapid pace a visit to the local library is no longer the chosen method of accessing information. Students are also expected to use the internet for research purposes and can expect to be referred to various blogs and websites such as You Tube and Google amongst other specific websites relating to their chosen subject. Tutors will not give you the answers to complete your assignments.

Students can expect to receive feedback on submitted assignments within 7 days. However we expect delays on this timescale  during holiday periods e.g Summer holidays July/August, bank holidays and xmas. We appreciate your patience during these periods.


In order to help students with the terms and conditions of their enrolment we have tried to keep things simple and easy to understand. No jargon or small print. Our full terms and conditions can be viewed here.

In our experience the main and most important part of these terms for our students is the cancellation & returns policy. So let’s explain these clearly to avoid any misunderstanding.

Firstly, we would request that students check the course syllabus and content immediately upon receipt. This is vitally important. Please ensure that any qualification awarded at the end of your course meets your needs. If in doubt call us on 0121 288 0181 to check before you enrol.

If for any reason you wish to cancel and return your course to us for a refund you are welcome to do so as long as you notify us within 14 days of receipt at the delivery address. Please email stating your name, address, invoice number requesting to cancel. We will then respond to you with further instruction. If you have received a hard copy of your course you will be required to return this at your own cost via courier/recorded delivery before a full refund will be issued. If you have paid a deposit and signed a student agreement, you will be charged a £30 cancellation fee. This will be deducted from any deposit paid in addition to any postage charges incurred by us.

All returns must remain unused and in resalable condition. This complies with distance selling regulations. All students are welcome to return their course to us for any reason as long as we have been notified within the 14 days as above. Unfortunately, if notification to cancel is received outside of this period your request for a refund will be declined. This does not affect your statutory rights

Please call our accounts team direct on 0121 288 0181 if you have any questions regarding our cancellation and returns policy. It will only cost you a phone call

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Date Added: 26/03/2016 by Rhona Deetmar
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