Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills: Intermediate Level

When and Where

13 Sep 2019 - 3 Jul 2020 (92 hours, 34 weeks)
Days and times
Friday 18:00 - 21:00
Morley College London


Full fee
£928 This course may be available for free
Concession fee
Senior fee
Senior Fee discount not applicable

Quick Facts

This course has started but late enrolments are accepted.
Gloria Dillon-White
Course code

What you will learn

This course is a direct progression for students who have completed Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (see https://www.morleycollege.ac.uk/courses/11993-level-2-award-in-introduction-to-counselling-skills). Students will continue to study 4 hours a week in order to achieve Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills: Intermediate Level

By the end of the course you will be able to

  • Understand the fundamentals of the person-centred approach to counselling pioneered by the American psychologist Carl Rogers
  • Understand the basic principles of the more problem-centred Skilled Helper model developed by the American psychologist Gerard Egan
  • Have a basic understanding the four major approaches to counselling (psychodynamic, behavioural, cognitive and humanistic)
  • Be able to conduct a 10-15 minute counselling session with a classmate
  • Be able to give counselling skills feedback to other classmates

Class format and activities

You will learn experientially by active participation in classroom exercises and discussions. You will be expected to work with other group members, to share a little of yourself with them, and to listen to and respect what others in the group share. It is important that you are open to the possibility of learning more about yourself through your interactions with others in the group.

In order to ensure that you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular feedback from your tutor, in a constructive and supportive environment.

Entry requirements

This is an open entry programme, but in general, counselling courses are not recommended from people who have recently been bereaved or who have continuing substance misuse problems. In addition, the work of counselling/helping does demand a sensitivity to, and facility with, whichever specific language it is carried out in, and since the teaching on this course is in English, students for whom English is a second language may find it problematical. Students undertaking any counselling themselves should not enrol on this course.

What you need to know before you enrol

Although students will have many opportunities to practice skills in the classroom, they are also expected to make time for skills practice outside the classroom setting, e.g. in the workplace or with friends. Students are expected to meet a number of learning criteria, the evidence for which will be compiled in a portfolio that is inspected at the end of the course.

Students need to be aware that the awarding body CPCAB stipulates a minimum attendance requirement of 80% of classes to qualify for certification.

For further course information please email counselling@morleycollege.ac.uk

What you will need for your class

A clipboard and writing materials; enthusiasm and a willingness to participate as fully as possible in classroom exercises.

What you can do next

Students successfully completing this course would be able to develop their understanding of, and experience with, counselling skills via a more advanced 1-year programme, e.g. to obtain the CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies, offered by Morley (UCS006A).