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Counselling Skills - Level 2 CPCAB Certificate (Evening)

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is for people who want to work in a helping interaction, with a view to pursuing further study as a Counsellor. It will help develop self-awareness and provide a knowledge and understanding of the necessary counselling skills leading to further theory and practice.

By the end of the course, learners will have covered the understanding of beginnings, middle stage and endings of the helping interaction.

Students will learn how to apply a repertoire of skills and to work in silence, have a basic knowledge of the models of counselling and develop confidence that they can apply their skills effectively.

Course Content

Units covered include:

  • Able to cope with course content
  • Ability to translate intra-personal experience into language
  • Able to benefit from self-development
  • Be motivated towards developing as a helper
  • Emotional stability
  • Identify reasons for training beyond one's personal development
  • References (centre option)
  • Awareness of difference and diversity

A learning review (500-600 words) will need to be completed after each session.

Entry Requirement

To complete the Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills or similar. Tutor reference required. Assignments will need to be typed so all learners should be IT literate.


There will be a weekly learning record and tutor observation, written assignments (Learning Review at the end of the course and an SA providing evidence of research carried out and how the research article may apply to them), case studies, workshops and an end of year exam.

All students will have the opportunity to discuss assessments with their tutor during scheduled tutorials.

Where does this course lead to

Progression on to a Level Three Counselling qualification.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above. If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements, please email: information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: PEBL004
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Day & Time: Thu 6pm to 9pm
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £485.00)
Registration Fees: £188.00
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