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Counselling Skills Introduction Level 2 Award

  • L2

This course provides you with the opportunity to learn some basic counselling skills and experience counselling skills training.

What Counselling qualification is right for me?

Entry requirements

This exciting course is suitable for vocational students and returners to education, and provides a foundation for progressive counselling courses. No previous qualifications are required to start. Students between the ages of 16-18 years of age cannot enrol on this course.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Why people come to counselling
  • What counselling is
  • Theories of counselling
  • Counselling skills
  • Active listening
  • Role play involving counsellor, client and observer

Assessment methods

Tutor delivery of course material, tutor role modelling, peer feedback and self reflection. You will be assessed throughout the course through a written learning record and skills observation. This will include an internal assessment and an external self-review assessment.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the Introduction to Counselling Course you may progress onto the CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills Course. The Introductory course enhances your' listening ability and thus lays a firm foundation for the following course.

Additional information

This is a part-time course delivered over 10 weeks. There is an additional cost of £20 for a textbook. From week three, you will be expected to do role-play every week.

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

Please visit our Student Recruitment Team based at Cauldwell Street, call us on 01234 291000 or email us to find out more and enrol onto this course.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
10 weeks 29/04/2020 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S15
10 weeks 20/03/2020 Fri 9.30 am- 12.30 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S3
10 weeks 08/01/2020 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S5
10 weeks 29/04/2020 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S6
10 weeks 27/09/2019 Fri 9.30 am- 12.30 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S8 Course in progress

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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