Counselling Skills Diploma - LEVEL 2

South London College
Course summary
Professional Training
100 hours
99 GBP
Part time
Online courses
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Course description


Diploma in Counselling Skills - Level 2

Would you like to improve your counselling skills to make great progress within the industry? Then get on board this Diploma in Counselling Skills – Level 2 to master all the skills needed for a prosperous counselling career. This counselling course is packed with intensive modules that will mold you into a skilled counsellor who has the ability to make great impacts in his/her customers. This training course is a guaranteed way to open up various employment and progression opportunities, provided you have a qualification in any disciple to enroll in this course.

To become a skilled professional in any field, it is vital to first understand one’s self and the personal qualities to develop it accordingly. Therefore, this course will first focus on developing self-understanding and personal qualities. You will learn how to identify issues within a client to provide the appropriate support, followed by modules that will provide an insight into the core counselling skills. This program will also further help you understand and demonstrate these counselling skills to level up your counselling career.

Although counselling requires the client to be very open about his/her issues to get support, there are a few boundaries that has to be followed by both the counsellor and client to ensure a comfortable counselling environment. Hence, this course will also touch on this aspect of counselling, after which you will get to learn about counselling theories and diversity and ethics in a counselling environment.

The Quality Licence Scheme, endorses high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This means that Global Edulink* has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Quality Licence Scheme, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by Global Edulink* to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current qualifications. Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

This course has been endorsed by the Quality Licence Scheme for its high-quality, non-regulated provision and training programmes. This course is not regulated by Ofqual and is not an accredited qualification. We will be able to advise you on any further recognition, for example progression routes into further and/or higher education. For further information please visit the Learner FAQs on the Quality Licence Scheme website.

*South London College is an approved reselling partner for Quality Licence Scheme courses under Global Edulink

Why study at South London College?

South London College offers the most convenient path to gain skills and training that will give you the opportunity to put into practice your knowledge and expertise in an IT or corporate environment. You can study at your own pace at South London College and you will be provided with all the necessary material which includes Free CV writing pack to make your learning experience enriching and rewarding.

Suitability - Who should attend?

Who Is This Course Aimed at?

  • Students
  • Job seekers
  • Counselling professionals
  • Anyone willing to get skilled in counselling

Entry Requirements

  • Learners should be age 19 or over, and must have a basic understanding of Maths, English, and ICT.
  • A recognised qualification in any discipline.

Outcome / Qualification etc.


Those who successfully complete the course will be issued the Diploma in Counselling Skills at QLS Level 2 by the Quality Licence Scheme.

Course Code: QLS-04837 

Awarding body (Accreditation)

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

Training Course Content


Module 01 : Developing Self - understanding and Personal Qualities

  1. Introduction
  2. Identifying your own values and beliefs
  3. How values and beliefs could affect helping relationships
  4. Motivation for helping others
  5. Blocks to listening and learning
  6. Benefits of giving feedback for personal development
  7. Identifying strengths in the helping relationship
  8. Areas for development
  9. Developing skills and qualities as a counsellor
  10. Unit summary

Module 02 : Identifying and Accessing Support

  1. Introduction
  2. Support needs for Counsellors
  3. Accessing support
  4. Using personal and professional support to highlight issues in counselling
  5. Observations, thoughts, feelings and concerns when using counselling skills
  6. Benefits of self - reflection
  7. Unit summary

Module 03 : Understanding Core Counselling Skills

  1. Introduction
  2. Core counselling skills
  3. Using core skills in counselling
  4. Effective communication

Module 04 : Understanding Boundaries in Counselling Relation Ships

  1. Boundaries in counselling relationships
  2. Objectives of a new helping relationship
  3. Strategies for ending relationships
  4. The impact of a helping relationship ending
  5. Conduct of the counsellor
  6. Unit summary

Module 05 : Understanding and Demonstrating Counselling Skills

  1. Introduction
  2. Counselling skills in a helping relationship
  3. Commentary from the case study
  4. Assessment tips
  5. Unit summary

Module 06 : Understanding Counselling Skills and Theories

  1. Introduction
  2. Key elements of counselling theories
  3. Childhood experiences
  4. Alfred Adler
  5. Carl Jung
  6. Object relations theory and ego psychology
  7. Key elements of person – centered theory
  8. Maslow’s hierarchy of needs
  9. Key elements of cognitive behavioral theory
  10. B.F. Skinner and operant conditioning
  11. The ABC Model
  12. Key differences between theories
  13. How counselling theories underpin the use of counselling skills
  14. Unit summary

Module 07 : Understanding Diversity and Ethics

  1. Introduction
  2. Ethical frameworks
  3. Key aspects of ethical frameworks
  4. How ethical frameworks inform counselling skills
  5. Experiences of discrimination
  6. Considering discrimination
  7. Ant discriminatory practices and legislation
  8. How diversity impacts counselling relationships
  9. Addressing differences in counselling skills practice

10. Unit summary

Access Duration

The course will be directly delivered to you, and you have 12 months access to the online learning platform from the date you joined the course. The course is self-paced and you can complete it in stages, revisiting the lectures at any time

Method of Assessment

In order to complete the Diploma in counselling skills – level 2 successfully, all students are required to complete a series of assignments. The completed assignments must be submitted via the online portal. Your instructor will review and evaluate your work and provide your feedback based on how well you have completed your assignments.

Other Benefits

  • Written and designed by the industry’s finest expert instructors with over 15 years of experience
  • Repeat and rewind all your lectures and enjoy a personalised learning experience
  • Unlimited 12 months access from anywhere, anytime
  • Save time and money on travel
  • Learn at your convenience and leisure
  • Eligible for a TOTUM discount card


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Continuing Studies

Progression and Career Path

With this Level 2 Diploma in counselling skills you are sure to grab a rewarding counselling job position. This diploma can also help build on your existing expertise to improve your eligibility for job promotions and salary increments put forth by your organisation. You can also use this diploma as a basis to purse higher education in counselling. Below given are few of the job positions you can get ahold with this diploma,

  • Counsellor
  • School counsellor
  • Mental health counsellor
  • Legal counsellor
  • Senior counsellor

Other jobs you can get

  • Career and employment counsellor
  • Student counsellor
  • Rehabilitation counsellor

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South London College is a well-established Professional online education provider in the United Kingdom and it aims to meet the employment needs of the youth and people in the United Kingdom and other parts of the world. South London College...

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