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Counselling Concepts — Level 2 Award (Short Course)(January Start)

Health and Social Care

Course ID: 163121

Course Year: 21/22

Course Details

  • 10 week course, achieve a Level 2 Award on completion.
  • 30 hours in total, 3 hour weekly.
  • This course costs £175.
  • A great starting point and introduction to counselling.
  • No formal training is required to join this course.
  • Beneficial for those employed in the education, health and carer sector.
  • Improve your personal growth and self-esteem.
  • Enhance your verbal communcaition skills.
  • Recieve excellent support from our dedicated teaching team.
  • Study in our fantastic College facilities and inclusive working environment.

What to expect from the course

If you are interested in a career in councelling, this 10-week programme is the perfect opportunity to pursue your interest in counselling other people, without having received any formal training.

This course is also ideal if you work in education, health or care, as part of your job role is related to supporting, advocating or empowering service users. This course can help to enrich your skill set and widen your knowledge of councelling.

We have three intakes on this course: one in September, January and March/April (depending on when Easter is). Please note, we cannot guarantee which of the three courses/intakes you may be offered a place on.

What will I learn? This course aims to:

• Enhance verbal communication skills, empathy, listening skills, use of silence and respect for others.
• Provide basic understanding of what counselling is and the skills required to be a counsellor, delivered from trained, skilled, qualified and experienced counselling teachers
• Improve personal growth, development, self-confidence and esteem.


ABC Level 2 Counselling Concepts

Why study with us?

Student Benefits

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Academy Bakery

The Academy Bakery is located on the Duke Street campus, producing a range of first class baked goods daily. These include artisan breads, patisserie and biscuits, as well as special occasion/novelty cakes by award-winning master-bakers. Students are offered a range of discounts throughout the year.

The Academy Bakery
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Academy Hair and Beauty Salons

Duke Street is also home to The Academy Hair and Beauty salons. They offer generous student discounts on a wide range of hair and beauty treatments, at a fraction of high-street prices. These include styling, cutting, perming, highlights, facials, manicures, electrolysis and traditional and homeopathic massage.

The Academy Salons
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Academy Restaurant

Duke Street campus is also home to the College’s Academy Restaurant. Often referred to by it’s customers as Liverpool’s hidden gem, the restaurant serves top class cuisine, at highly competitive prices. Food is expertly prepared by professional chef/tutors and young chefs in training and offers students a range of discounts at different times of the year.

The Academy Restaurant
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Microsoft Office 365 - Free

When you become a student of the College you’ll receive full access to Microsoft Office 365. This allows you to install the software on your own computer and other devices at home, completely free of charge.

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Onsite Sports Facilities/Fitness Suite

The college has excellent sports and fitness facilities at its Roscoe Street campus. Students pay a one-off membership fee for all year round usage of weekly supervised gym sessions, as well as access to a number of sporting clubs and events.

Career pathways

Learners that have successfully demonstrated both knowledge and skill competencies will have the opportunity to progress on to a level 3 accredited counselling course.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

The course is open to adult learners (aged 19+) and there is no formal entry requirement, other than a keen interest in developing skills and knowledge of counselling and its role in supporting other people.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

Fee for21/22 is 175.00
In future years this fee may be subject to change.

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