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Certificate in Counselling (Skills) — Employability

Course ID: 170612

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • This course is suitable for learners aged 19 and over, with an interest in developing their counselling knowledge and skills.
  • The course is delivered fully online and can be completed in as little as 8 weeks.
  • The course if free of charge to adults who meet eligibility criteria.
  • You'll be supported by one of our experienced tutors throughout your time on the course.

What to expect from the course

If you have a passion for helping others enhance their well-being, this course will equip you with the necessary understanding, knowledge, and skills to do so effectively.

You will also gain knowledge about counselling theory and the ethical framework that guides counsellors in the application of their skills:
• Exploring the application of core counselling skills in therapeutic relationships and other helping contexts.
• Examining the foundational role of counselling theory in guiding the use of counselling skills.
• Understanding how the ethical framework shapes the personal utilization of counselling skills.
• Cultivating future growth by developing essential skills and qualities.


On successful completion of the qualification you will achieve a TQUK Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

This course offers an introduction to counselling skills, aiming to establish a solid foundation of knowledge in this field. While it provides a valuable starting point, additional study is necessary to pursue a career as a qualified counsellor.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course learners need to be aged 19+, have at least a Level 1 in English, good IT skills and access to a PC or laptop.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over.
If you are unemployed or earning less than £31,600 a year? You may qualify to join this course for free.
To find out more, contact our admissions team on 0151 252 3000 or at

Fee for23/24 is 811.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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