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Cpd - counselling level 2

Discussion in 'Further Education' started by cys2017, Aug 28, 2018.

  1. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter


    I have a pgce and degree in childhood and youth studies. However, a level 2 counselling course has been offered free of charge to me which I can submit online when they post me the work book. I was just wondering if this is something that would be recognised as good as I’m doing it at level 2 even though I have a degree to do with children and young people?

    Has anyone lose done stuff like this?

  2. theschoolcounsellor

    theschoolcounsellor New commenter

    Hi, some teaching colleagues at the school in which I work have done this course. It is at a very basic level and in my view would not be the equivalent of a taught Level 2 counselling course at a college or university.

    However, it may be interesting and a good introduction to counselling skills. It in no way qualifies anyone to work as a counsellor - but it may be an acceptable way to gain access to a Level 3 course, which is required to progress to the Level 4, qualifying diploma.

    Nothing to lose in doing it if it's free and you may enjoy it.
    Flanks and cys2017 like this.
  3. cys2017

    cys2017 Occasional commenter

    Thanks for your comment
  4. Kateray1

    Kateray1 Occasional commenter

    I hold a counselling diploma and took a level 2 practical college course before it. I personally don’t think it will be much use to you as a teacher apart from some practical elements.

    I feel there would be a crossover of professional boundaries if you try to counsel a student in your Teaching capacity.

    You could perhaps use some skills of counselling and the theory behind it for better understanding though.

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