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Who is this course aimed at?

People who wish to have an insight in Counselling Skills. The qualification is suitable for those learners who have had no previous experience of using counselling skills.


This qualification enhances and improves verbal and written communication skills, promotes personal growth, and provides basic industry knowledge to prepare learners to progress onto appropriate further qualifications.

Learners will complete this qualification with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:

  • How to reflect on personal development and identify areas for future development
  • What core counselling skills are, including how to establish a helping relationship, and knowing how to conclude a helping interaction

Entry Requirements


Dates and Times

23rd September 2019 - 13th January 2020, 1.15pm - 4.30pm, Mondays

23rd September 2019 - 13th January 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Mondays

24th September 2019 - 14th January 2020, 6.00 - 9.00pm, Tuesdays

20th January 2020 - 1st June 2020, 1.15pm - 4.30pm, Mondays

20th January 2020 - 1st June 2020, 6.00pm - 9.00pm, Mondays

Course Length

14 weeks.

Course Content

The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills qualifications cover two topics looking at:

  • Counselling Skills and Personal Development – in this unit, learners will have an opportunity to reflect on their personal and future development and identify potential sources of support
  • Using Counselling Skills – in this unit, learners will have an opportunity to develop counselling skills in a helping relationship and learn to establish appropriate boundaries

Teaching Method(s)

Classroom based with some E-learning through York College Blackboard.


ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills.


This qualification, or an equivalent, will be a prerequisite for entry into the ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills programme. However, for those who do not intend to continue their studies further in the field of counselling, the course can be a valuable introduction to skills transferable into a range of career and educational opportunities.

Course Fees

£125 - £336

Contact Us

If you would like to enrol, you can do so via our Enrol Now page.

If you have any further questions about York College please email info@yorkcollege.ac.uk or call (01904) 770770.

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