Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills

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What will you be working towards?

Alternative Title Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills
Code WALK60010502
Qualification Type National Certificate (BTEC)
Qualification Level Level 2
Course type Full Time


The Level 2 Award in Counselling skills enhances and improves verbal and written communication skills, promotes personal growth, and provides basic industry knowledge to prepare learners to progress onto appropriate further qualifications.

Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

  • How to reflect on personal development and identify areas for future development
  • What core counselling skills are, including how to establish a helping relationship, and knowing how to conclude a helping interaction


Learners will study the following areas:

CSL2U1 – Counselling Skills and Personal Development – In this unit learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their current and future personal development and identify potential sources of support.

CSL2U2 – Using Counselling Skills – In this unit learners will have an opportunity to develop counselling skills for use in helping relationships and learn to establish appropriate boundaries.

How will it be delivered?

Internal assessment of a portfolio of evidence, internal and external moderation. Students at Walk Tall will need to undertake a suitable employability award and a money management award as part of the programme.

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements but prospective learners should be aware, that the course involves experiential learning and self-awareness exercises, which will be demanding of the self in interaction with others.

Your next steps...

Successful completion can lead on to the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and further study along the counselling pathway. For those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.