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Introduction to Counselling Level 2

Course Code: ABC520
Course Level: 2

Course Overview

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 60,000 students that already have!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

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 by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

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 NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *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 do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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    "I would recommend both the course and Open Study College"

    - Joanne Cass, Thornton-cleveleys

    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!

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