Introduction To Counselling Level 2


This is a great course to introduce you to the theoretical background and practical techniques required to begin a career as almost any kind of a counsellor or therapist. Better still, you can study and seek certification in your own tie, and from the comfort of your own home.

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About This Course

This course empowers you to begin studying counselling from the comfort of your home. You will grow your knowledge of the skills needed to become a competent counsellor and develop a wider knowledge of the counselling field.

Introduction To Counselling Level 2 will teach you about the differences between character and personality and how behaviour is driven by this. You will discover the key counselling methods and the personality compass and study the theory of emotional intelligence and its relevance in counselling

Learn as and when it suits you and complete this course (80 hours approximate) at your own pace submitting coursework to your tutor by post or email when completed. All materials for this course will be delivered to you by post or email.


Unit 1: Delivers an introduction to counselling and covers; what counselling is how to encourage self-reflection and develop self awareness and explores the TRACTICS model.
Unit 2: Explores transactional analysis and the three states then examines taking control of the parent and child

Unit 3: Delves into the meaning of personality and MBTI elements of personality. You will explore thinking and feeling, sensing and intuition and compare introversion with extraversion as well as uncovering the concept of trying to be someone else.

Unit 4: Focuses on character and counselling. You will learn what character is; discover the character compass and the four key drivers of it. Study Inner conflict and how it is resolved. The impact of life events on character will be explored and issues about character will be explained. An insight into guardians, adventurers, warriors and sages will be gained.

Unit 5: The five domains of emotional intelligence are explored. This module also focuses on self awareness, empathy for others and social skills. You will examine how to manage emotions and the effects of emotions on judgements as well as how to motivate yourself.

Unit 6: Focuses on the practise of counselling and covers getting to know a client, and the counselling journey as well as you as a counsellor. You will study acting with integrity and ask don’t tell and examine challenge and support.


Our Introduction To Counselling Level 2 certificate is assessed by a series of written assignments. No external examination is required.

Required Knowledge

No previous knowledge of counselling is required for this course.

Awarding Body

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).

The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that OSC has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained. The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 2 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.

The course itself has been designed by OSC to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications.

ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.

ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.

Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.

*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales


You will receive all course materials by post or email. Throughout the course you may contact your personal tutor at any time via email and we have a dedicated student support team available to support you through this course.

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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This is a fully endorsed qualification, with certification provided by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

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  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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