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 relationships. 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 required to become 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. Please note, this qualification does not qualify you to become a practising counsellor but enables you to progress onto level 3 qualifications.   

On completion of the course you will achieve:

  • SEG Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

What can 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. Potential future careers include support worker and victim support worker. With further study, you can also progress onto becoming a trained counsellor.   

Course session dates

Session dates for 11 January 2023 - 8 February 2023

  • Wednesday 11 Jan 2023 to Wednesday 11 Jan 2023
  • Wednesday 18 Jan 2023 to Wednesday 18 Jan 2023
  • Wednesday 25 Jan 2023 to Wednesday 25 Jan 2023
  • Wednesday 01 Feb 2023 to Wednesday 01 Feb 2023
  • Wednesday 08 Feb 2023 to Wednesday 08 Feb 2023

Session dates for 24 July 2023 - 28 July 2023

  • Monday 24 Jul 2023 to Friday 28 Jul 2023