Introduction to Counselling Level 2 Award (QCF)

Adult Skills & Training

Date (from)




Part Time - September 2018

Tuition Fee: £210.


Course introduction

All our tutors are BACP accredited Counsellors


Course description:

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

Course content:

This qualification comprises 2 mandatory units; Introduction to Counselling and First Steps in Counselling Theory.

Introduction to Counselling provides an introduction to counselling and the use of counselling skills. The aim of this unit is to provide learners with a 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 provides a basic introduction to the roots of counselling theory. The aim of this unit is to show how theory underpins some of the skills identified and practised in the Introduction to Counselling unit. It also provides a basic understanding of the three main areas of counselling theory, and how learners can begin to relate to counselling practice.

Course structure

Teaching methods:

You will be taught through a range of methods including lecture, discussion, group work and role play. You will be expected to undertake additional private study. 

Minimum entry requirements

Entry requirements:

There are no formal entry requirements.


The 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 for those looking to return to work.

How will I be assessed?

Course assessment:

Externally marked exam, internally marked role play and journal.

Information & support

Students should bring paper and a pen to each session.

Please let our staff know if you need any additional support or reasonable adjustments - we will do all we can to help. We can also tailor learning materials to suit particular needs.

Experienced and competent staff at our adult learning centres can help you decide on your course and progression options. If you feel you would benefit from more in depth careers advice please contact: The National Careers Service - Call 0800 100 900 Lines are open 8am to 10pm, 7 days a week or Practical help and advice is also provided to assist students with any kind of disability or individual need, including people for whom English is not their first language. Please contact our centre staff to discuss your needs prior to starting your course.

What can I do with this qualification?

Qualifications gained from this course:

AIM Awards Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling (QCF)

Progression opportunities:

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

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