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Bradford College

Level 2 CACHE Certificate in Counselling Skills

Qualification Gained
NCFE CACHE Certificate in Counselling Skills
Study Level
Adult, Distance Learning, Level 2
Variable (via Distance Learning)
Start Date
Study Mode


The CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to introduce students to the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and some of the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. Students will be required to video record the session or arrange for the session to be observed by a qualified witness. Further details will be provided as part of the enrolment process.

  Key Info

The objectives of this qualification are to help students to develop the core counselling skills, understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills and appreciate the importance of self-development.

Assessment A:

  • Unit 1 – Using Counselling Skills
  • Unit 2 – Introduction to Counselling Skills Theories

Assessment B:

  • Unit 3 – Diversity and Ethics in the Use of Counselling Skills
  • Unit 4 – Counselling Skills and Personal Development

To be eligible to study our courses students must be:

  • Aged 19 or over (students under 19 may study our courses if they are employed. A letter of evidence from their employer stating the benefit of the course to their professional development must be submitted prior to enrolment)
  • Currently living in England and have lived in the UK/EU for the last 3 years (non EU nationals must provide evidence of their passport/visa with their application)
  • Students must not be studying another course, apprenticeship or traineeship with Bradford College or another education provider. There are exemptions to this depending on how the course is funded. Students in receipt of Advanced Learner Loans or student finance will be ineligible for our courses.

For more information, or if you are interested in one of our Distance Learning courses, please email [email protected]

You must complete all assessments in the agreed timescales and submit these for marking to the Distance Learning Team by either post or email. Your work will then be sent to an assessor to be marked who will provide you with feedback along with advice and guidance to help you successfully complete the course.  There is also support available from the office team.

You will also be required to provide evidence which demonstrates achievement of all learning outcomes and assessment criteria associated with each unit.

Witness observation: You can be observed by an appropriate witness who has experience and knowledge in relation to counselling skills, such as a counsellor, manager or mentor. The witness will observe you demonstrating these skills before completing the witness statement in the assessment booklet.

Video recording: If you do not have access to an appropriate witness, you can record a video of yourself demonstrating particular counselling skills in a helping relationship. You will then need to watch the video back and reflect on your performance in order to answer. If you select this option you will need to send your video recording to your learner support advisor via email.

Upon successful complete of two assessments you will be awarded the CACHE Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Successful completion of this course means that you will receive a nationally recognized qualification which can enable you to progress in your career. You may choose to progress to further study or employment in the Health and Social Care sector in a role related to Counselling.

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