Introduction to Counselling Level 2 Award (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)


Awarding body


Part Time - September 2019

AIM Awards


Course introduction

The AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling (QCF) provides learners with an introduction to basic counselling skills.

Mandatory units comprise: 

  • Introduction to counselling –  provides basic knowledge of the counselling profession and an understanding of and ability to use counselling skills in a practical setting.
  • First steps in counselling theory – to show how theory underpins some of the skills identified and practised in the introduction to counselling unit. 

Course structure

You will be taught using the following methods:

  • Lecture
  • Discussion
  • Group work
  • Role play

Minimum entry requirements

This course is a valuable introduction for anyone considering a career in counselling.

It provides useful training or continuous professional development for individuals working with people in health, care, education, police and human resources.

For others it offers an opportunity for personal development or a chance to refresh skills. 

How will I be assessed?

  • Externally marked exam
  • Internally marked role play and journal

Information & support

You will be required to bring a notepad and pen to each session. 

It is expected of you to devote time each week for private study and homework.

All our tutors are BACP accredited Counsellors

Course fees & Duration

There is a tuition fee of £210.

What can I do with this qualification?

You may progress onto the AIM Awards Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) to enhance your counselling skills.

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