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Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (CPCAB)

This course is intended for candidates who are curious about counselling and who want to find out more, perhaps as a step towards further training or for their own personal development. Successful completion leads to an award by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB)


Course Content

The course aims to:

• Provide an introduction to basic counselling skills and the beginnings of an understanding of counselling practice and ethics
• Provide knowledge of some basic underpinning theory of counselling
• Assessment includes an ongoing learning journal, a practical assessment of skills and an external exam (one hour)

Entry Requirements

No formal entry qualifications are required.

Duration and Delivery

Duration of the course is part-time, 10 weeks, with September, January and April start dates. There is a day time option (9.30am - 12.30pm) and an evening option (Monday 5.30pm - 8.30pm). There is also a November start date that is daytime only 11am-2pm on Fridays.

Course dates 2020/2021: 

We are now taking applications for the November start course running 06/11/20 - 22/01/21 held on Fridays 11am - 2pm and the January start Day (9.30am - 12.30pm) and Evening (5.30pm - 8.30pm) course running 04/01/2021 - 15/03/2021.



Successful completion of this course would be useful to anyone considering applying for the Level 2 or Level 3 Certificate in Counselling. This course would also enable you to enrol onto the NCFE L3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory.  Daytime and evening study options available, subject to number of applicants.

Additional Information


Tuition Fee: £390

For more information please contact our Admissions Team on  020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


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