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?
Successful completion of this course could potentially 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. In addition, the skills gained on this course would complement many roles in both the education and health professions. This course is an important step on the pathway to becoming a fully trained counsellor.
Course session dates
Wednesday 03 Jul 2024 to Friday 05 Jul 2024
Wednesday 17 Jul 2024 to Friday 19 Jul 2024
Monday 22 Apr 2024 to Wednesday 24 Apr 2024
Monday 29 Apr 2024 to Wednesday 01 May 2024
When does this start and end?
We have 2 different start dates for this course:
3 July 2024 - 19 July 2024
22 April 2024 - 1 May 2024
What are the entry requirements?
You will need complete written assignments during this course there for a good level of English language is required.
If you are not eligible, the cost of the course is £75.00. If you choose to stay residentially, and you are not eligible via the residential funding assessment, there will be an additional fee to pay. The vast majority of students are eligible to study and stay residentially for free and we will confirm when you apply.
Do you know? The average wage for fully qualified Counsellors is £22,600
“Being a full-time mum has been amazing - now is the time to focus on what I want to do.” - Julie
The counselling course content was marvellous. It touched every area and I believe was integral in me becoming a success at counselling.
After completing the short course in Counselling Therapy, I was inspired and motivated to pursue the level 1 and level 2 as well. Was a life changing experience.
Studying the counselling course at the Northern College has been one of the most profoundly transformative and insightful experiences of my life. It has forever changed me as a person and I view the world through new eyes now.
I am now reaping the rewards from the counselling course and look forward to continuing my studies. Thank you so very, very much for your enduring support, fantastic teaching and boundless patience!
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn