Why would you want to study the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts at 1point?

  • You would like to enhance and improve your communication skills.
  • You are interested in meeting and working alongside new people.
  • You are looking to enhance your career prospects through gaining extra qualifications.
  • You are considering becoming a counsellor or psychotherapist and want to learn from experienced trainers and therapists.
  • You are interested in developing skills in a voluntary or work role which involves helping or caring for others.
  • You have personally experienced counselling or psychotherapy in the past and would like to know more about the processes that helped you.
  • You want to learn in a friendly and caring adult-centred environment.

Course Aims:

To help learners become skilled listeners and confident communicators.

Qualification Objectives:

  • Develop a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities.
  • Introduce you to an experiential learning process that will include a high elements of personal growth work to develop self-esteem and enhance self-confidence.
  • Consider the basic theories and approaches underpinning counselling and psychotherapeutic practice.

Course Content:

Three mandatory assessed units:

  1. The Professional Context of Counselling provides a basic understanding to counsellors.  Learners will develop an understanding of what counselling is and an appreciation that qualified counsellors and those who use counselling skills abide by an ethical framework.  They will learn about the importance of creating the correct environment and the right ethos for helping relationships to be successful.
  2. Communication Skills in Helping Relationships will help learners explore effective communication skills.  They will demonstrate a range of listening and responding skills to establish, develop and close interactions.
  3. An Introduction to Personal Development gives learners the opportunity to reflect on their personal development and identify areas for development in the future.

Entry Criteria:

There are no formal entry requirements for this programme, although it is expected that candidates will be open to experiential exercises and be prepared to discuss their self-awareness within a group setting.  Candidates need to be fully committed to attending all sessions and complete a learning log throughout the programme.  

Lead Tutor: To be confirmed

Course Fees: To be confirmed

Further Information:  Please contact us if you are interested in joining our next Level 2 in Counselling Concepts programme or would like to offer this course on behalf of your organisation.


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