Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)

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Qualification Number 500/7938/4
Qualification Structure 1 mandatory unit:
A/600/8448 Counselling skills
Guided learning hours 90 (minimum)
Credit value 17
Minimum age 18 years


Successful candidates may progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.

The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF.

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If you want to become a counsellor the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills forms the foundation of professional counselling practice as well as providing the essential listening and communications skills used by helping professionals.

It is the first compulsory qualification on our progression route to becoming a counsellor.

Entry requirements

No previous training or experience is required to undertake this qualification but please read section 5 of the Qualification Document for further information.


CSK-L2 is eligible for funding support. Find out more by reading our funding guide for students.

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