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Course Title:

Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

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Course Description:

This course will provide a basic introduction to counselling for those who have had no previous experience of, or training in the field of helping activities.  The course aims to enhance and improve verbal communication skills related to counselling especially empathy and active listening skills which are necessary for helping activities. You will also develop a basic understanding of what counselling is about and the training to involved becoming a trained counsellor.


This course would be suitable for individuals seeking a career change, undertaking voluntary work in a range of sectors and those who are thinking of training as a professional counsellor.



Entry requirements:

No formal qualifications are required to apply for this course.  However, we do recommend you access one of our introductory or Level 1 Award course before you access this course if you don't have a level 1 qualification or if have been out of education for some time.


Introductory courses:

Introductory courses:

Counselling Skills for Volunteers

Exploring Counselling.


Recommended Level 1 courses are:

Peer Mentoring (Level 1 Award)

Mental Health Awareness (Level 1 Award).


What could this course lead to?

This course could enable you to progress onto a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme or a Level 3 Counselling Skills Diploma.


Funding Support Statement:

You may be eligible to study for free if you are unemployed, on certain benefits, or earn £17,374.50 a year or less.  We can confirm when you apply or contact our Student Support Services team to learn more.


Possible careers:

Counsellor, Victim Support Worker, Support Worker.

Need more Information?

You can find out more about Northern College and the courses on offer at one of our Virtual Open Events

Tuition Fee: £75*

* Please note the fee displayed is for the tuition fee only. If you are staying overnight at the college and you are not eligible for residential funding, there will be an additional charge to cover bed, breakfast and evening meal.
* Please confirm with The College Registry as fees can change and also with regards to your circumstances (unless otherwise stated).

email : mis at northern dot ac dot uk
Tel : 01226 776000