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Counselling Concepts Level 2

  • Overview of the course

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    This course is for anyone who may be considering a career in professional counselling or who wishes to enhance communication skills or develop knowledge and skills for use within the workplace.
  • What you'll learn

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    The course will enable you to enhance and improve listening and verbal skills; provide a realistic understanding of the nature of vocational counsellor training; introduce students to experiential learning processes. This course will encourage self-awareness, confidence and self-esteem. It will prepare students to move onto Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills. It will deliver underpinning knowledge in such a way as to help directly in the world of work; provide an understanding of the importance of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy Code of Conduct and Ethical Practice.
  • Entry requirements

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    You will need a good level of literacy and an enthusiasm for engaging in the session activities. In most cases, you should have completed Find Out About Counselling and Counselling Skills Award Level 1.

    If you have previous knowledge or work experience relating to counselling skills you may be able to start at Level 2 without having achieved the courses previously mentioned.
  • How will I be assessed?

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    There are 3 units of assessment, all of which are internally assessed. Some work may be completed in class, with some completed at home. Unit 2 focuses on demonstration of skills and will be assessed internally by your tutor and peers.
  • Is there anything else I need to know?

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    Not at this point
  • Who can I speak to about this course?

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    You can contact a member of the team via
  • I'm interested in this course, what do I need to do next?

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    Submit a College Application Form via by clicking here
  • Course Fees

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    Tuition Fee: £400.00
    Other fees: £48.00
  • Future opportunities

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    When you complete the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts, you will be eligible to apply for Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Progression depends on relevant experience, satisfactory references and an interview as well as success at Level 2. Your tutor will advise you about your suitability to progress.
  • Additional Information

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    All learners will complete an individual learning plan which will be discussed with their tutor throughout the course.


    You may not have to pay tuition fees at all, if you fall into one of the groups eligible for fee exemptions. If you feel you may be eligible or would like someone to explain course fees in more detail, please call our helpline on 01204 482 000.

    Adult Learners

    Adult learners (19+) must bring their qualification certificates with them to enrolment. Learners will not be able to enrol without this information. If you have lost any certificates please contact your school in the first instance. If they are unable to provide a copy, you can contact one of the following exam boards (your school will be able to tell you which one you need):
    If you are unable to provide certificates you will be asked to complete a self declaration form when you enrol.


    Our Helpline can provide you with general information regarding studying at Bolton College. We also offer advice and guidance meetings to help you decide your next move. Please call 01204 482 000.
    Lines are open :
    • during term time : Monday to Thursday between 8:45am and 7pm (5pm on Fridays)
    • out of term : Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm

    Bolton College endeavours to ensure that the information provided in this document is accurate. All courses are offered subject to student numbers and the College reserves the right to amend, withdraw or amalgamate any of the courses, fees, services, locations or facilities described at any time.

    Equalities Statement

    The College will treat all members of the community equally and will not favour any particular individual or group. English is our principal language but we will endeavour to provide information relating to this document in other formats and languages. If customers require this type of support they should contact email the Customer Services Manager at or alternatively call 01204 482 040 or visit us at Deane Road, Bolton, BL3 5BG.

    Safeguarding Statement

    Bolton College are committed to ensuring that learners have a right to feel safe wherever they learn, in the classroom on or online. If you have any personal safety or other worries, for example, feeling bullied; being made to feel uncomfortable or experiencing an inappropriate situation when you are attending college, please speak to the tutor, someone in the Learning Centre Reception or contact the College Safeguarding Team on 01204 482180 or 01204 482758.

    Enrolment Details

    To enrol at one of our Community Learning Centres or our main Deane Road Campus click here for enrolment times.
  • Disclaimer

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    Every care has been taken to ensure that the information contained within these course information sheets was accurate at the time of publishing.
    Bolton College is constantly evaluating its services to meet the needs of learners; therefore programmes/courses/Apprenticeships, resources and facilities may be subject to change without prior notice.
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  • Time:

    12:30 - 15:00
    2.50 (Hrs Per Week)

  • Duration:

    12 weeks

  • Venue:

    New Bury Community Learning Centre

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