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Counselling Skills CPCAB Level 2 Certificate

  • L2
  • EHCP

Validated by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), this course is aimed at those who want to develop recognised counselling skills in the workplace or wish to develop their career as a counsellor.

What Counselling qualification is right for me?


Entry requirements

NOTE: You will only be accepted on the course by an essential interview with a member(s) of the Counselling Team. You must also bring a copy of all certificates (from other training organisations and colleges) to the interview.

You need to be 19 years of age or over and hold:

  • An Introductory Certificate in Counselling of a minimum of 25 hours

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Using counselling skills ethically and safely
  • Managing and helping interaction
  • Communicating empathic understanding
  • Managing an active listening space
  • Using self awareness to facilitate helping work
  • Use counselling skills coherently
  • Use study skills to help manage learning

Assessment methods

You will need to complete a Learning Journal throughout the course. Assessment will involve self, peer and tutor assessments. There will also be a practical skills assessment. Towards the end of the course you will be externally examined on your ability to identify Level 2 Counselling Skills and you will need to complete a Candidate Learning Record.

Further study and career options

Successful completion of this course, along with our Counselling Studies Level 3 Certificate, enable you to progress onto our Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma.

Additional information

You can expect additional study time of 3 or 6 hours respectively. Six hours of personal counselling is now a requirement.

Course information & how to book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To apply online, select the 'Apply' button below. You will need to register an account and then you can follow the instructions on screen.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
32 week(s) 19/09/2017 Tue 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £355 Cauldwell Street K461S2 Course in progress
20 week(s) 10/01/2018 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £355 Cauldwell Street K461S4 Course in progress
20 week(s) 10/01/2018 Wed 6.00 pm - 9.00 pm £355 Cauldwell Street K461S6 Course in progress

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We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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