Counselling Concepts ABC Level 2 Award

Level 1 Diploma
Course Overview

This course is for those who wish to return to study, seek a career change, undertake voluntary work, enhance career prospects through extra qualifications or train as professional counsellors.

This course runs once a week for 10 weeks. A Tuesday daytime (1pm – 4pm), Tuesday evening (5.45pm – 8.45pm) or Thursday daytime (10am – 1pm) option are available.

Further Details

Course Location

Stockport College



Course Start Date


Course Duration

Part-Time - 10 weeks



As a minimum requirement you must have English GCSE and be able to confidently produce work at Level 2 standard. You must also possess basic IT skills as you are required to use Moodle, the Stockport College online learning resource.

We are able to take people of 18 years or over. However, due to the nature of the course, emotional resilience and an ability to reflect and draw on life experiences is essential.

You will need to understand the demanding and personal nature of the course. Whilst this course is by no means ‘therapy’ for some it can present an emotional challenge. We therefore ask you to consider whether you are able to take on the course at this time. For example, we welcome applications from those who have experience of therapy, however, joining the course whilst still in therapy needs to be given careful consideration.

An information session will be held prior to the start of the course. Attendance at one of the sessions is mandatory and forms part of the course selection process.

Please note: if you have been in recovery we ask that you have been clear for a minimum of six months before applying for this course.

The course will run subject to minimum numbers being reached.

Successful completion of this course will provide you with one of the entrance requirements for ABC Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 3.

Please note that progression from the Level 2 programme onto the Level 3 programme is not automatic. You are advised to check with your tutors regarding selection procedures which may require further evidence of your suitability to progress to Level 3.

Upon successful completion of the course you will be awarded a Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts from ABC Awards.

Please note that regular and punctual attendance is a course requirement and final qualifications may be withheld if attendance is below 80%. However we would expect 100% attendance.

The Tuition fee for this course is £295.00 You may be eligible for a full fee remission if you are in receipt of certain benefits or earning less than £20,888 per annum (if residing within Greater Manchester)

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