Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Edexcel BTEC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

The course which is accredited to the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) consists of 2 Mandatory Units – Using Counselling Skills (K/502/6966) and Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories (K/502/6630).  It is relevant to those wanting to use counselling skills in their work role and is of particular use to those working or volunteering in a people orientated industry.  This is a very practical course giving an opportunity to acquire and practise a range of counselling skills and explore their use within an ethical framework.


It also provides the foundation stage of a professional counselling training programme with each course level providing an opportunity to achieve an award.  You are strongly advised to retain this course information as evidence towards your Continuing Professional Development (CPD).


It is also suitable for students wanting to gain interpersonal skills for everyday life.  It provides an opportunity to reflect upon the personal meaning of the course content and experience in relation to helping and communicating with others.


Students must be aged 18 or over.  This course is offered in September (3 terms) and January (2 terms).  No previous training or experience is required; however, the non-assessed in-house Introduction to Counselling Skills course is also available if students are unsure.  


Assessment and Progression:


Ongoing formal assessment consists of internally assessed practical skills sessions and a course journal. Full written and verbal guidance is provided.


Guidance is given on progression towards the end of this course.  Your attendance must be sufficient to meet the course and assessment requirements and you must pass this course in full to progress onto the AIM Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling course.


Course and Exam Fees:

£965 which includes registration with the Awarding Body and all assessment fees.  As we are required to register students within a short timeframe, we will assume that a student wishes to undertake the assessment unless advised otherwise at enrolment.  Please contact the Adult Education office for enrolment/payment and the course fee instalment option if required.

Further Information:


Di King, Adult Education Co-ordinator (Counselling) is available for enquiries about the course content, assessment and progression. Please request or refer to the 10 Reasons to Choose HRSFC guidance for an overview of our full counselling training programme.


Our courses are very popular and we offer a maximum of 15 places per group so if a course is full, please ask Adult Education to place you on a waiting list.  We offer several courses and it will not be possible to transfer to a different course once your course has begun.  A detailed timetable and reading list will be distributed at the beginning of your course.


Learning Outcomes

The Course provides an opportunity to:


  • Examine how professional counselling differs from the informal use of counselling skills used as part of a helping process.
  • Form an understanding of the importance of using counselling skills within an ethical framework.
  • Acquire some appreciation of health and safety issues in relation to the safeguarding of the speaker and listener.
  • Identify and demonstrate a range of defined counselling skills and understand their impact upon the helping process and relationship.
  • Explore how counselling skills are used to establish, develop and end a helping relationship.
  • Consider some basic concepts from the three main theoretical approaches to counselling.
  • Develop self-awareness and reflection in relation to the use of counselling skills.
  • Explore how personal values and assumptions can influence the listening experience.

Your Tutor

Sam Feeney


Tuition fees: £965.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £965.00


No. of sessions: 32

Day Date Times
Thu 10/10/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 17/10/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 31/10/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 07/11/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 14/11/2019 10:15-13:00
Sat 16/11/2019 9:30-13:00
Thu 21/11/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 28/11/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 05/12/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 12/12/2019 10:15-13:00
Thu 09/01/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 16/01/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 23/01/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 30/01/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 06/02/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 13/02/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 27/02/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 05/03/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 12/03/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 19/03/2020 10:15-13:00
Sat 21/03/2020 9:30-13:00
Thu 26/03/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 23/04/2020 10:15-11:15
Sat 25/04/2020 9:30-13:00
Thu 30/04/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 07/05/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 14/05/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 21/05/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 04/06/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 11/06/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 18/06/2020 10:15-13:00
Thu 25/06/2020 10:15-13:00

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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