Counselling - Level 2

If you are thinking of changing career or want to enhance your interpersonal skills, then this course may be for you.

This course is aimed at those who wish to develop an understanding of counselling theory as well developing a range of counselling skills. This ten week course introduces you to three models of counselling and will equip you with some listening and communication skills which you can use both in the work environment and personal life.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • The professional context of counselling
  • Communication skills in helping relationships
  • An introduction to personal development

Tutor and peer observation of counselling skills will take place regularly during the programme.  At least 3 written assignments will also be expected. Assessment is by internal assessment and internal and external moderation.

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements for this ABC accredited programme. Applicants will normally be at least 19 years of age. Upon the receipt of your counselling application form you will be invited to attend an informal interview and introductory talk.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Counselling - Level 3

This course does not qualify you as a Counsellor. However, successful completion of this programme is one of the requirements for the next level of training in counselling skills (Level 3 upwards). Counselling skills may also be used to enhance current or future job roles.

Career Path

  • Counsellor

What qualification will I gain?

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

How many days of the week will I be studying?

1 day per week. Either Thursdays: 9:30am - 12:30pm or 5.30pm - 8.30pm


10 weeks.

Where will I be based?

The Balliol Building, Hugh Baird College.





Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:14