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Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts
This course provides a basic introduction to counselling. 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 the helping relationship to be successful
The overall aims of this introductory course are:
1. To enhance and improve the verbal (especially empathy, the ability to listen
and respect silence) and the written communication skills of participants.
Emphasis will be given to working in groups and teams.
2. To provide a realistic understanding of the demanding nature of vocational
training especially in counsellor skills training.
3. To introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high
element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and selfesteem.
4. To prepare learners to progress onto appropriate further qualifications.
5. To deliver underpinning knowledge in such a way as to help directly in the
world of work.
At the end of a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts course learners should:
1. Have a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to
compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping.
2. Have some basic counselling skills to further improve their own communication
3. Understand more clearly what counselling training entails and be able to make
a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake
vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
4. Provided they fulfil and pass the assessment criteria, be entitled to receive an
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concept
ABC Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts is an introductory counselling
course. It is stressed that the introductory nature of this
programme is such that no person is qualified at the end of this course to use
counselling skills or be a counsellor.
It is intended solely as a basic introduction to counselling for those who have
had no previous experience of or training in the field of counselling. Its versatility
appeals to a wide range of potential learners and the target market includes those
who are considering embarking on formal counselling training as an intended career
change. It is also intended for those who wish to improve their listening and
Further details can be seen on the ABC website.