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Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills (Condensed 18 week)

Part Time

Course Overview

This course for people who want to work in a helping interaction, with a view to pursuing further study as a counsellor. It will help to 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 also learn how to apply a repertoire of skills and to work with silence, have a basic knowledge of the models of counselling and develop a confidence that they can apply 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 just 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 something 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 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.

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Course Outline

Course Code: PPBL016
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 19 Weeks
Start Date: 22 February
Day & Time: Thurs 16.00 - 21.00
Tuition Fees: £464
Registration Fees: £177
Exam Fees: n/a
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