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Care Counselling for Children Level 2 Course – Endorsed

This home study care counselling for children course is aimed at students looking to develop their knowledge within the child and youth counselling sector.

Ideal for those looking to undertake any form of the caring role that involves children and provides counselling skills for those in their care.

Care Counselling for Children Course objectives:

  • Develop an understanding of the value of counselling in childcare roles
  • Understand a range of ethical and cultural issues relating to counselling
  • Develop the skills to offer counselling to those affected by substance misuses, child abuse, HIV/AIDS and grief
  • Develop a range of skills to be able to offer career and vocational guidance to children

Qualification: Care Counselling
Support: 1-year support included 
Start Date: Anytime - We enrol 365 days a year 
Endorsed Specification: Certificate of Achievement 
Price: Interest-Free Finance

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Course Details

Course Syllabus

Learners will complete 8 units of study in total as listed below.
8 tutor marked assignments to complete

Unit 1: Introduction to care counselling

What is counselling?
The importance of counselling
Characteristics of a good counsellor
The role of communication in counselling
Arriving at shared meaning
Counselling skills
Types of counsellng
Conducting a counselling session

Unit 2: Ethical and cultural issues in counselling

The needs and right of children
The ethics of counselling with children
The role of culture in a counselling relationship
Gender in counselling
Increasing self-awareness
Resolving ethical dilemmas

Unit 3: Behavioural counselling

Behavioural counselling
Understanding oneself
Understanding and learning about children
Creating a positive environment
Dealing with a problem behaviour
Referrals and collaborations

Unit 4: Dealing with child abuse issues

Forms of child abuse
Child abuse and community standards
Coping strategies
Resilient chidren
Developing resilience in children
Helping abused children cope
Recognising danger signs that a child is not coping
Interventions on child abuse
Referall systems

Unit 5: Dealing with substance abuse

What is substance sbuse?
Why should we be concerned about substance abuse?
What causes substance abuse?
How to tell if children/youth are abusing substances
Guiding children’s attitudes towards substance abuse
Personal exploration
Talking with young people about substance abuse
Planning to prevent substance abuse

Unit 6: Counselling for the affects of HIV/AIDS

What you need to know about HIV/AIDS
Cultural beliefs and practices surrounding HIV/AIDS
Working with children who are HIV infected
Working with children who are AIDS infected
Designing activities for children and youths
Networking & referrals

Unit 7: Grief Counselling

The grieving process
Grief reactions at differenr ages
Some ways to help children talk about grief
Unresolved and complicated grief
Resolve grief-the positive effects
The importance of rituals in mourning and grieving

Unit 8: Career and Vocational Counselling

Personal exploration
Providing information on career possibilities
Elimination, gender bias and stereotypes
Recognising the talents of children and youth
Helping to develop life and employability skills
Helping youth make a career plan
Helping youth find employment. 

Entry Requirements

There are no previous qualifications required. However, students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

Be aged 16 Years or above
Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
Basic computer skills: e.g. Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
Have a genuine desire to succeed

Course Duration

This course comes with 12 months support included:

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 90 Hours
Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 100 Hours

On average, learners will complete this course within 6 months.

Qualification Awarded

TQUK Level 2 Care Counselling for Children Award – Certificate of Achievement

Training Qualifications UK

This course provides successful students with a certificate of achievement from TQUK. Although this course does not carry a recognised qualification, the course has been officially endorsed and undergoes the same strict quality control procedures as a fully recognised qualification.

TQUK is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (OFQUAL) in England and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.


Study Method

UK Open College Support Desk

UK Open College Support Desk

Your initial study pack will be posted to you within 7 days of making payment. Your course pack will contain all you need to start your course, including your course lessons, tutor details, support contact details and student study guide.

Learners are than able to prepare their assignments using a word processing program ready to be emailed direct to their tutor for marking.  Using our online learning platform, you can access all of your correspondence, access sample assignments, FAQ’s and general course guidance. Our platform can be accessed from anywhere with an internet connection 24/7.


Tutors & Support

All learners have access to a qualified tutor via email for the stated support period. In addition to this you are able to speak to our support team via telephone with any query you may have relating your course.

Our tutors and support team have years of experience in delivering online and distance learning courses. If you require help, then we are only a phone call away.


Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

Why UK Open College?

✅ Enrol online today – No set term times
✅ Accredited College – We are fully approved
✅ Spread the cost – interest free finance (Guaranteed acceptance*)
✅ NUS/Totum Student Card Approved*
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✅ Flexible learning – Study at a time that suits you
✅ Qualified Tutors – Fast assignment turnaround

*NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies. 

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Select whether to pay in full upon enrolment or opt to pay a deposit and spread the cost with our Interest free payment plan.  *Guaranteed acceptance for those who meet the following conditions: 

Example: Based on a Max finance agreement of £600

Aged 21 and above (Maximum age 75)
Minimum income of £7,200 PA (£600.00 PCM) 
Permanent resident in the UK for a min of 3 years
Be able to provide 3 years of address history from the UK
Have a UK bank account that accepts direct debits
Hold a valid UK credit or debit card
You are not bankrupt or in an IVA. 

Under 21 – We will require a willing parent, guardian or family member to take out the finance for your studies on your behalf. 

Please note: We do not carry out credit checks if you meet the above criteria. You may be asked for evidence of income. 

Alternative payment plans may be available for those that do not meet these conditons. Please speak to a member of our team who will be happy to assist on 0121 792 3872. 

Applicants choosing the monthly option will be required to complete and sign a financial agreement for the remaining payments.  All payments to be set up via direct debit.  We are only able to set up monthly payments for students resident in the UK. 

Please note: Once a payment plan is set up, you are liable to pay the course fees in full whether you complete the course or not.  Please ensure the monthly repayments are affordable before agreeing to any payment plan offered. 

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Once received at your requested delivery address, you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If for any reason you are not happy, simply email our accounts department with your request cancel on accounts@ukopencollege.co.uk. 

Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. 

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