Counselling - Introduction - Level 2


About the course

This course will give you a good understanding of what counselling is and the situations in which counselling skills can be used. You will be able to practice some listening skills and develop your self-awareness.

There are no formal entry requirements but applicants need to have an interest in human beings and their behaviour and be willing to participate in role play exercises and group discussions. Assessment is via a Portfolio of work during the ten weeks of the course. There is no external assessment.

This practical course will introduce you to the full range of basic counselling skills. You will keep a learning journal. It includes the development and practice of counselling skills by active participation and group discussion. It is aimed at anyone who listens to people, gives support, and seeks to guide other people to possible solutions to problems in their lives.You will develop your listening and communication skills for use in everyday life and at work. This will include participating in a range of activities such as group discussions and triad role-plays.

You will also develop your self-awareness, learning about yourself and yourself in relation to others.


Assessment is via a Portfolio of work during the ten weeks of the course. There is no external assessment.

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the Level 2 Introduction to Counselling. You could progress to Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

The College have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door

Tracy Callaghan

Tracy Callaghan

Studied: Diploma in Counselling

Destination: Now works as a clinical supervisor working to rehabilitate substance misusers

At a very low point in her life, while trying to overcome a serious assault, Tracy could no longer carry on her job due to her injuries. She came to the College to work out her options.

“I was so nervous as I’m dyslexic, did not have any GCSEs, and had been out of education for a long time but the careers team were brilliant. Bit by bit I built up my skills and experience from studying counselling theory to therapeutic and psycho therapeutic diplomas.

“I now own my own counselling service and manage volunteers supporting substance misusers. I am a creative clinical supervisor and council and use hypnotherapy with clients across the world on Skype. I also teach at the College who have been like a family to me ever since I walked in the door.”

Course information

Start date
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30 September 2020

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Course level
Level 2
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10 Weeks
Health, Social and Child Care
Class Type
Part Time
Student Type
Adults (19+)

If you are aged 19+ and looking to study a Level 3 or above course, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover your course fees.

£75.00 per year
£168.00 per year
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