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Key Facts

Level:
Level 2
Subject Sector:
1.3 Health and Social Care
Credits:
15
Qualification No:
601/3954/7
GLH:
116 hours
Total qualification time:
150 hours
Price:
£62.50 per learner
Age Range:
18+

Qualification purpose

Prepare for further learning or training and/or develop knowledge and/or skills in a subject area

Qualification Grading Type

Pass

Assessment Methods

  • Portfolio of Evidence

  • Why choose this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is to develop the knowledge and skills to support progression to further learning and training in Counselling Skills. It also suitable for learners who wish to develop counselling skills to support their daily work for example in the field of health and social care.

    The qualification supports progression to qualifications in Counselling at a higher level.

    The approved age range for these qualifications is 18+, 19+.

    There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding, although learners may choose to do an introductory course first to determine whether they are suited to this type of work.

    Rules of Combination

    Learners must achieve 3 mandatory units totalling 15 credits.


    Units

    Mandatory

    Learners must achieve 3 mandatory units totalling 15 credits.

    Applying Counselling Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    H/506/4762
    Click here to view full unit details

    Reflective Practice in Counselling

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    20
    Credits:
    3
    Unit No:
    M/506/4764
    Click here to view full unit details

    Understanding Counselling Skills

    Level:
    Level 2
    Guided Learning Hours:
    48
    Credits:
    6
    Unit No:
    K/506/4763
    Click here to view full unit details

    What is the purpose of this qualification?

    The objective of the Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is to develop the knowledge and skills to support progression to further learning and training in Counselling Skills. It also suitable for learners who wish to develop counselling skills to support their daily work for example in the field of health and social care.


    What skills, knowledge, or understanding does this qualification develop?

    The Gateway Qualifications Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills has been developed in consultation with professionals practising in this field and
    with organisations who are currently delivering courses in counselling skills to adults including adult and community learning providers.


    Progression & entry requirements

    There is no requirement for learners to have prior skills, knowledge or understanding, although learners may choose to do an introductory course first to determine whether they are suited to this type of work.

    Funding information

    There are now two main sources for funding information, a straightforward ESFA Qualification Search and the more detailed Find a Learning Aim website.

    The new Find a learning aim (FALA) service provides a search tool that you can use to check the funding status of any qualification, framework, unit, standard or T Level:

    View this qualification on the ESFA’s Find a learning aim website

    The Education and Skills Funding Agency search provides funding information on qualifications. It does not provide funding information for units, non-regulated activity and work placements, for this information please use Find a learning aim (FALA).

    View this qualification on the ESFA Qualification Funding Search

    How to find a learning aim

    If you’re not sure how to use the new find a learning aim website, we’ve created a handy walkthrough to help you:

    How to Use: Find a learning Aim


    We have done our best to collate and summarise the key information, and wherever possible we alert our providers to changes in funding policy.

    This funding information is provided in good faith and it is always advisable to check directly with the funding agencies before committing to delivery.

    The following support materials will help you to deliver this qualification.

    Internal Quality Assurance

    Special Considerations and Reasonable Adjustment Forms