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Ideal for anyone who wants to start in counselling or to develop their personal and communication skills in the caring industry through a nationally recognised qualification.

This qualification is intended to provide an opportunity to those who wish to gain a qualification that begins to develop their counselling skills and knowledge in a wider context. It also offers an opportunity for learners to develop skills and techniques, personal qualities and attitudes essential for successful performance in working life.

Career Prospects

This pathway could lead to many career opportunities



Annual pay

The workforce is projected to expand by 39% over the period to 2027, adding 11,060 jobs. In the same period, 64% of the workforce is projected to retire, creating 18,346 job openings.

Role description

Jobholders in this unit group provide counselling services to clients with a wide variety of problems by means of assisting them to reach their own resolutions to the difficulties they face. Counsellors may specialise in a particular area or client group or address a wide range of issues.

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