Counselling & Managing Personal Debt - QLS Level 2 Course

Course Format:Paper Based Materials (With Optional Online Course Notes)
Self-Study Time:Approximately 60 Hours (Self-Study)
Delivery Time:1-2 Working Days (Courier Service)
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Course Description

The Counselling & Managing Personal Debt - QLS Level 2 Course is designed for people who work in or intend to work in the field of personal debt counselling or wish to provide advice and guidance on solving debt problems or wish to manage their own personal finance situation more effectively.

On completion of this course students will have gained:

  • An overview of debt counselling
  • An awareness of the personal attributes required in debt counselling
  • An appreciation the communication skills required in debt counselling
  • An understanding of the debt resolution process
  • A grasp of the issues involved in dealing with creditors

On successful completion of this course students will receive a QLS Level 2 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement.

The Counselling & Managing Personal Debt - QLS Level 2 Course Includes the Following Units:
The following topics are covered: Causes of debt (Individual Circumstances, Economic Reasons and Other Causes of Debt); Types of borrowing; Creditor’s rights (Non-Court Actions and Court Actions); Office of Fair Trading debt collection guidance; and how long can a creditor pursue a debt for?
The following topics are covered: What is counselling?; The role of the counsellor; Values of counselling; Personal qualities; Communication skills; The counselling process (The physical environment and The five stages of counselling); and Personal development.
The following topics are covered: Analysing current financial circumstances; Contacting all creditors; Deciding priorities; and Preparing a financial statement.
The following topics are covered: Maximising income; and Reviewing expenditure.
The following topics are covered: Negotiating with priority creditors (Dealing with arrears in: Mortgages; Rent; Council Tax; Maintenance/Child support and Income Tax); Negotiating with secondary creditors (Dealing direct with creditors; Loan Consolidation; Debt Management Companies; Administration Orders and Individual Voluntary Arrangements – IVAs); Options available to those with no surplus money to pay creditors (Asking for debts to be written off; Debt Relief Order and Bankruptcy); and Conclusions.
The following topics are covered: Useful websites; Credit references; and Useful addresses.
Prerequisites

There are no particular entry requirements for this course, so students can sign up providing they are comfortable studying at a Level 2 standard.

Course Duration & Online Support

You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.

As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.

Assessment

You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.

If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.

QLS Course Endorsement

At the end of this course, successful learners will receive a QLS Level 2 Endorsed Certificate of Achievement from the Quality Licence Scheme and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The Quality Licence Scheme is part of the Skills and Education Group, a charitable organisation that unites education and skills-orientated organisations that share similar values and objectives. With more than 100 years of collective experience, the Skills and Education Group’s strategic partnerships create opportunities to inform, influence and represent the wider education and skills sector.

The Skills and Education Group also includes two nationally recognised awarding organisations; Skills and Education Group Awards and Skills and Education Group Access. Through our awarding organisations we have developed a reputation for providing high-quality qualifications and assessments for the education and skills sector. We are committed to helping employers, organisations and learners cultivate the relevant skills for learning, skills for employment, and skills for life.

Our knowledge and experience of working within the awarding sector enables us to work with training providers, through the Quality Licence Scheme, to help them develop high-quality courses and/or training programmes for the non-regulated market.

The course has been endorsed under the Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. The Quality Licence Scheme endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

You can find more information on level descriptors from our Certification Overview Page.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

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