ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts

A 30 hour programme run termly in a variety of attendance modes:

ABC logoCombined: 30 hour programme (usually 6-9pm on an evening & 9.30-4.30 on a Saturday totalling 30 hours)

Evening: 10 week Evening programme (usually 6-9pm over 10 evening sessions)

Fast-track: 5 week daytime programme (usually 9.30 - 4.30 - delivered in 2 x 3 hour workshops per day over 5 days)


Currently recruiting for:

2019-20     30 hour programme:      350

Evenings @ SPTI, Nottingham Autumn 2019 - Monday 23rd September  (Ten x three hour sessions on a Monday Evening - 6-9pm)

[Training Dates] [Course Information Sheet]

Click on the links below to download the supporting application materials. If you would like to receive these in word, please email

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A selection of extracts collated from recent ABC External examiner feedback is available via the link below:

The ABC Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts provides an introduction to counselling and may be of interest to you if:

  • You would like a realistic understanding of the nature of counselling training.
  • You would like to enhance and improved your verbal and communication skills.
  • You would like to experience working in groups of different sizes.
  • You would like to enhance your career prospects through extra qualifications.
  • You are undertaking voluntary work.
  • You are seeking a career change.
  • You are returning to study.
  • You would like to enhance your self awareness.

The course is externally validated by ABC Awards and offers a 5 credit award at level 2 (GCSE academic level) qualification on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF link)

The course consists of the following 3 units, which are internally and externally moderated:

  • Unit 1 The professional context of counselling
  • Unit 2 Communication skills in helping relationships
  • Unit 3 An introduction to personal development

Applications are invited from anyone interested in embarking on an initial course in counselling. Applications must be supported by an impartial reference prior to the commencement of training. References can either be included with the application or sent directly to

The tuition fee includes the ABC Awards assessment and official ABC certificate

This course is delivered on a termly basis.   Click on the link above to download an application form or contact us on 0115 844 7904 for more information.

Fees are valid for one academic year until 1st September 2019   ** A minimum of 80% attendance to pass is required by ABC Awards

Further details regarding the programme can be found at: