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Award in Counselling Concepts Level 2 (Evening)

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    10 Weeks
    Skills and Education Group Awards
This qualification is designed as an introduction to counselling concepts and is suitable for anyone wanting to develop their communication skills, reflection and personal awareness in a work setting or in their personal lives. Learners will not be able to progress to employment as a counsellor on completion of this award. For those learners intending to become practising counsellors progress through level 3 and 4 qualifications is required.

The L2 ABC Award in Counselling Concepts (QCF) is designed to provide:

- Education and training for those who may use counselling skills when working with others
- Opportunities for those who may use counselling skills when working with others to achieve a nationally-recognised, level 2, vocationally-specific qualification
- Opportunities for learners to gain a nationally-recognised, vocationally-specific qualification to assist in entering employment in fields where strong communication skills are important
- The knowledge, understanding and skills learners need as an introduction to counselling skills
- Opportunities for learners to develop skills and techniques, personal qualities and attributes essential for successful performance in working life.

The course is studied through three mandatory units:

1. The Professional Context of Counselling
2. Communication Skills in Helping Relationships
3. An Introduction to Personal Development

This course is useful for a wide range of work roles that involve good communication skills, reflection and personal awareness. For example, teaching, nursing and social work.


Applicants should have a GCSE in Maths and English at Grade C or above. All applicants must be over 18 years old and need to understand that written assessment is a mandatory part of successful course completion.