Introduction to the course

If you already have some work experience in counselling, whether in the paid or voluntary sector, this person-centred and practical course will help you to develop your listening and counselling skills to further your career prospects. The certificate gained at the end of the course will also give you access to studying for more advanced counselling qualifications.

The course is taught at two centres in North East London - Tottenham and Enfield - and covers topics like Ethnicity and Counselling, Gender and Sexuality, and Ethical Issues in Counselling.

Learners will be invited to specialist interview with the counselling team before enrolment.

What do I need?

To enrol onto the Counselling Skills Certificate at Level 2, you will need to demonstrate emotional maturity and be able to use counselling skills as part of your paid or voluntary work. You should have a minimum of three years’ work experience.

You will also be required to take an English test (Level 2) and have an interview with a member of the course team before enrolling onto the course.

How is the course taught?

The Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate is practical and experiential. Learning methods include working with other students on the course. You will be involved in regular self-evaluation, as well as giving feedback to facilitate learning. There are also regular individual tutorials with the course tutors to measure your progress.

How will I be assessed?

The course encourages constant written self-review in the form of keeping a learning review journal and filling in a self-review sheet on a weekly basis. There will be a written assignment, which is assessed internally, in addition to one external assessment based on written feedback in relation to a video.

What does it lead to?

The course may lead to a progression onto our BACP Accredited Diploma in Counselling (based on further interviews). The course can also lead to further study in Person-Centred Art Therapy (PCAT).

Following on from the Level 2 Counselling Skills Certificate, you may decide to go onto other courses at CONEL, such as Health Care and Childcare, if you have some experience in these areas.


Course Details

Location Start Date - End Date - Study Mode
Enfield Centre 24 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Evening

Course Code: CR2MCNS7 / 18EA11Y

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
Apply here
Enfield Centre 24 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: CR2MCNS7 / 18DA11Z

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
Apply here
Tottenham Centre 26 Sep 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Daytime

Course Code: CR2MCNS7 / 18DA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
Apply here
Tottenham Centre 4 Oct 2018 - 5 Jul 2019 - Evening

Course Code: CR2MCNS7 / 18EA11A

Information on course fees

If you are aged 16 - 18:
Courses are free up to Level 3

If you are over 18, fees may apply:
This course is FREE if you fulfil the entry requirements, complete an Eligibility Residency Assessment, and if working, provide a copy of your latest payslip.

Information on how to apply
Apply here