Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Start (w/c): 12/09/2022 Wednesday (17:30 to 20:30) Rhondda

Course Information

The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is the first compulsory qualification on CPCAB’s progression route to becoming a counsellor. This course is aimed at learners with significant life experience with or without previous counselling skills training. It aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to counselling as a vocation through the learning and development of counselling skills, basic counselling theory and ethical issues involved within this field of work.

The course would be of particular interest to those who intend to enhance their work role by acquiring proficiency across a range of counselling skills and also to those who want to progress to practitioner level in counselling and who consider skills acquisition and practice as a sound basis for starting their training. This award DOES NOT provide the learner with a professional qualification or entitle its holder to practice counselling professionally.

What Will I Learn?

The primary aim of this award is that on completion, you will be capable of using a range of counselling skills with intention, understand the importance of using counselling skills ethically and in line with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy's Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling and Psychotherapy and gain access to progression opportunities in employment and / or further education / training.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements however learners must have the ability to produce weekly written reflective journals (word processed work) and take part in practical skills assessment activities and an end of year written test.

You will be invited to attend an interview.


Assessment will be continuous throughout the year using various assessment methods including a weekly journal, skills practical assessments and a written test taken at the end of the academic year.


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Please note: Fees are payable for each year of study.

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Career Progression

  • On successful completion you will have the skills and qualification to use counselling skills effectively in a number of environments including the care professions, teaching, youth work, mentoring etc. This course is part of a progression route, enabling you to progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and then further to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling and beyond.


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