Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills - Online Course - Community Learning

Online Course, Nottingham

Important update: Bookings will close 5 days before the course starts.

Key details

Date -
Sessions Wednesdays: 3pm - 5pm
Fridays: 3pm - 5pm
No. sessions 38
Venue Online Course, Nottingham
For ages 19+
Group size 5 - 15
Cost FREE - £270

The qualification would be useful for anyone who would like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. These may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care; children's care, learning and development; voluntary and community work).

This qualification aims to:

  • introduce learners to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:

  • develop counselling skills
  • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • appreciate the importance of self-development.


To be awarded the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete all 4 mandatory units.


Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory
  • Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

Learners will require access to an electronic device such as a laptop, tablet or smart phone and internet access to enable them to join classes on zoom. 


Our course fees:

1) FREE - if you earn less than £17,004.00 annual gross salary or are on a means-tested benefit.

2) PAYMENT HELP AVAILABLE - if you earn more than £17,004.00 (annual gross salary) but are on a low-income, we might be able to help pay part or all of your course fees. Email: learning@inspireculture.org.uk for an application form or if you have any questions.

3) CO-FUNDED - if you are on a higher-income, the government will pay approximately half of your course fees. 

Please note: Learners are required to attend Wednesdays and Fridays each week for the duration of the course.



To secure your place on the course BOTH the following must be done:

  • Complete the EVENTBRITE BOOKING.
  • Complete our INSPIRE ONLINE ENROLMENT FORM for each person attending the course.

You should be redirected to the Inspire Online Enrolment Form after completing the Eventbrite booking.  If you are not redirected, please use the link supplied in the Eventbrite booking confirmation email.

To book and enrol on one of our courses, you must have been a resident in the UK for the past 3 years.

Some exceptions may apply if you are living in the UK with evidence of the right to remain and are from an EEU/EEAU country (completion of a questionnaire will be required).

As we no longer receive funding for our ESFA-funded courses for learners living in the devolved areas listed below, full cost fees would apply to these courses if you live in these areas:

Cambridgeshire and Peterborough, Greater Manchester, Greater London, Liverpool City Region, Tees Valley, West Midlands and West of England.

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