Courses for learners aged 19 and over

ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts (Macclesfield)

Course Code Start Date End Date Wks Day Time Venue Fees
24yrs +
17COD09AL2/1 12/09/2017 28/11/2017 Tu 18:00 - 21:00 Macclesfield College £264.00 Fee Code: £264.00Fee Code:
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Course Information

The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts aims to:
* Enhance and improve verbal communication skills, especially empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
* Enhance and improve written communication skills
* Provide a basic understanding of what counselling is about and be able to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
* Develop an understanding of what counselling training entails and assist learners to make a more informed choice as to whether or not s/he is suited to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
* Introduce learners to experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem

Please note that this course does not qualify you to be a counsellor but it does give you effective counselling communication skills to use in your work life/home life etc.

Who is it for?
This qualification is designed as a basic generic introduction to counselling for those who have had no previous experience of, or training in, the field of counselling.

Its versatility appeals to a wide range of potential learners and the target market includes those who are considering embarking on formal counselling training as an intended career change.

The course allows you to make a more informed choice as to whether or not to embark on a demanding vocational training towards a possible career in counselling or an allied career, e.g. welfare advice work, where counselling skills would be useful.

It is also intended for those who wish to improve their listening and communication skills.

Entry Requirements
In order to be able to apply for this course you must be aged 19 or over and have a good level of English skills to be able to contribute to and successfully complete all the requirements of a unit/s or the full qualification

No formal entry requirements but prospective learners should be aware, that the course involves experiential learning and self-awareness exercises, which will be demanding of the self in interaction with others. On receipt of your application to study this course you be invited to attend an admissions interview at the College with a member of the teaching team.

Completion of 3 mandatory units

*The professional context of counselling*
Basic introduction to counselling, some theoretical approaches, ethical framework and the counselling environment

*Communication skills in helping relationships*
Counselling skills practice and practice their usage in listening sessions with students

*An introduction to personal development*
Reflect on personal development

The three units are assessed through a variety of assessment methods which can include coursework and tutor classroom observation of skills practice.

Learners should have the ability to contribute to and successfully complete all the requirements of a unit/s of the full qualification.

All units will be internally assessed and externally moderated.

Awarding Body

Course information code: MPL-04-17