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Support Working with Counselling Skills Course

Your friends always call on you when they’re in a pickle. You’re always there to lend an ear and help people out. You love the idea of making a difference to people’s lives – so why not make a career of it?

Working towards a qualification in Support Working with Counselling Skills awards can help turn a career centred around helping others a reality. 

If you’re the type of person who enjoys being around others, you’ll find no end of benefits from this type of role. Developing professional and positive relationships is key, and you’ll play an active part in the local community. It’s by no means an easy job, but you’ll find it very rewarding.

Your work won’t go unnoticed – the people you’re helping directly benefit from you being there. Every day you’ll be appreciated for your efforts.

What Can I Expect as a Support Worker?

Support Workers provide crucial care and support to people who need emotional and practical help, enabling them to lead a full and independent life. You’ll be supporting people to live the lives they want.

No two days are the same – you could be assisting with day trips or general support at home. But of course, your role will depend on the person you’re supporting, so you can enjoy a varied career that’s centred around caring.  

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How Can I Become a Support Worker?

To work in the health and social care sector, you’ll need to hold a relevant qualification. What’s great is that you can develop your skills in line with the type of job you’re looking for. If you’re ready to develop your skills with a particular role in mind, you’ll have the flexibility to achieve anything!

You want to progress in your role and keep improving and a career in health and social care helps you achieve just that. You can choose to hone your skills in particular areas so you can start making a career out of caring!

By gaining expert knowledge in the ABC Awards Level 3 course covering Counselling, CBT and Life Coaching that follows several modules, which has been designed by the Open Study College and endorsed under the ABC Awards' Quality Licence Scheme, you’ll be adding greater value to the people you’re supporting, and you’ll find it easier to progress in your career too.

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What Do I Need To Know About the Support Working with Counselling Skills Course?

Complete learning in as little as 3 months in a way that suits you. With online learning, your lessons start whenever you log in! You’ll get tutor support throughout your course and a career support specialist will help you get your first job once you’ve qualified.

The course equips you with the necessary skills to get you going in the health and social care sector, you’ll then have the option to take further certificates to specialise your career.

You’ll achieve:

  • Level 2 Certificate in Health and Social Care
  • ​Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
You can then add an additional certificate to your skill-set from one of the following:
  • Level 4 Certificate in Drug, Solvent and Alcohol Abuse Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching
  • Level 3 Certificate in Grief Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificate in Stress Counselling
  • Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Children and Adolescents
  • Level 4 Certificate in Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy