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Introduction to Counselling Level 2

Course code: ABC520

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Begin your studies in counselling from home with this Level 2 course!

  • Gain a solid introduction to the field of counselling and the skills you will need to become a successful counsellor
  • Study key counselling methods such as transactional analysis and the personality compass
  • Learn the difference between character and personality and how this drives behaviour
  • Study the concept of emotional intelligence and its importance to counselling situations

This course will allow you to study the convenient way! You decide when and where you learn, at your own pace. Your coursework can be submitted by either post or email, making it easy and hassle-free.

You choose whether you want to study this course online or as a paper based hard copy. All your course materials will then be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn’t be simpler. Our experienced and friendly tutors are there to help you every step of the way by email, so help is only a click away!

Start your journey and develop your skills and knowledge today and join over 75,000 students that already have!

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

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Course Content

Course Content

Unit 1: Introduction to Counselling
  • Counselling in context
  • The TRACTICS Model
  • So what is Counselling?
  • Helping with self-reflection
  • Developing self-awareness
Unit 2: Transactional Analysis
  • Introduction to Transactional Analysis
  • The three states
  • Taking control of the Parent and Child
Unit 3: Personality and Counselling
  • What is personality?
  • MBTI elements of personality
  • Introversion and extraversion
  • Sensing and intuition
  • Thinking and feeling
  • Trying to be someone else
Unit 4: Character and Counselling
  • What is character
  • Four key drivers of character
  • Inner conflict
  • Resolving inner conflict
  • Life events and their impact on character
  • The character compass
  • Guardians, Adventurers, Warriors and Sages
  • Some typical issues about character
Unit 5: Emotional Intelligence and Counselling
  • Five domains of emotional intelligence
  • Self awareness
  • The influence of emotions on judgements
  • Managing emotions
  • Motivating yourself
  • Empathy for others
  • Social skill
Unit 6: Counselling in Practice
  • You as a counsellor
  • Acting with integrity
  • Getting to know the client
  • Challenge and support
  • Ask, dont tell
  • The counselling journey
Other Information

Assessment

This course is assessed through a series of written assignments, which are submitted to your tutor for marking. No external examination is required.

Course Duration

You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

Study Method

This course will enable you to work when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or emailed to you online, whichever you choose. You will also receive our tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

Course Outcomes

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Open Study College has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner. 

The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales

This course is approved by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), at the end of this course students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. 

Q&As

Your Questions Answered

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Open Study College pen and highlighter
  • *Student study planner
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet

* Not included with the online study option

Are there any additional costs?

No. Everything you need is included in the price.

What happens if I lose my course pack?

It’s not a problem. We offer a course replacement service, so if you get into trouble and your course pack is lost or damaged, our Student Support Team can provide you with a new set of materials for a one-time additional fee.

What if I still have questions?

That’s not a problem. We want to make sure you’re 100% confident about enrolling on the course and starting your study. So, just give our Student Support Team a call on 03300 563 100 and they’ll do their best to help.

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I would recommend both the course and Open Study College

My tutor on the Counselling Level 2 course has been very supportive. The completion of my assignments is acknowledged straight away and I have usually received detailed written feedback in 24 hours. I'm very much enjoying the course and the materials are very easy to follow. I chose this course because I was thinking about being a counsellor. I have achieved a distinction on all of my assignments so far and this has given me the confidence to make the decision to change careers. I would recommend both the course and Open Study College. I'm also making good use of the student discount by using my NUS Extra card!

- Joanne Cass

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