NCFE CACHE Level 2 Counselling Skills Course

The Level 2 Counselling Skills Course is an ideal starting point on your journey to becoming a skilled listener or a qualified counsellor. 

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Online Counselling Course
  • this accredited Level 2 Counselling Skills Course is a comprehensive introduction to the practical skills, knowledge, and theory necessary for any skilled listener or user of counselling skills. 
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You can study online at your own pace and be supported by our experienced tutors so that you develop the essential skills and knowledge to kick-start your journey. 

This course provides a solid footing for learners who wish to continue with the Level 3 Award in counselling skills and theory.

  • Gain a nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Improve your core counselling skills
  • Face to face and distance learning options available
  • Personalised support
Level 2 Online Counselling Course

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The course is split into four manageable units:

Unit 1:Core Skills – define and understand the main skills included in skilled listening and counselling

Unit 1a: Using core skills– practise using these skills in a variety of situations

Unit 2: Introduction to counselling skills theories– learn about the development of counselling theories and approaches, and how these different approaches can be used

Unit 3: Diversity and ethics in the use of counselling skills– discover the ethical requirements relating to counselling practice, and how this ethical background influences counselling practice

Unit 4:Counselling skills and personal development – reflect on how counselling skills lead to personal development and how personal values and backgrounds affect counsellors. 

As part of units 1 and 1a, you will need to submit an audio recording showing your practice of listening skills. 

– If you are using a purely on-line learning approach, you will need a friend or colleague to help you with this exercise and full guidance will be given to you on how to do this.

– If you’ve opted for the face to face option, this exercise will be included

  • You can complete this course at your own pace.
  • There is a maximum duration of 12 months to complete this course. 
  • Or take the ‘fast-track’ option where you can complete this course within 16 weeks.
Course Options
  • Alongside the online course, we can offer a one-day classroom-based Skills Practice Day
  • This will cover the skills practice and audio submissions required for units 1 and 1a, and will be carried out in a group setting
  • The all-inclusive cost for the Level 2 option  is £500


  • This option provides the access to the full online course, together with five days classroom learning
  • Weeks one and two cover Units 1 and 1a, and include the Skills Practice and Audio recording elements
  • Weeks three to five cover the remaining three units
  • Learners should allow time in weeks six to eight to finalise unit submissions at their own pace, with tutor support by email, phone or web chat
  • The all-inclusive cost for the Level 2 is £620


  • We can offer the Online or Face to Face courses for groups studying together
  • We offer discounts for groups :
    • three or more: 5% discount 
    • six or more: 10% discount


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