This is a regulated qualification for those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor, or to learn counselling skills in other professional/helping roles, or for anyone who simply wants to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development.
Launching in September 2022, Level 2 will be delivered face-to-face in Gloucester, one afternoon/evening over 18 weeks. The qualification is made up of 7 learning outcomes and assessment criteria. This structure is based on the 7 processes of the CPCAB’s Model.
The course requires students to complete 90 hours guided learning and 80 hours self-directed learning (including written assignment, reading, listening to podcasts etc).
Overall Purpose and Aims of the Training
- To provide counselling skills that are useful in a variety of roles
- Successful completion will progress to CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies, also delivered over 18 weeks, from January 2023
- Age 18 or over
- Be able to cope with the course content
- Have the ability to translate intra-personal experience into language
- Be able to benefit from self-development
- Be motivated towards developing as a helper
- Emotional stability
- Identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
- Awareness of difference and diversity
£1,500 including CPCAB registration and certificate (this is the cost for both Level 2 and Level 3).
If you wish to complete Level 2 only, the cost is £800.
Download the course application form for Level 2/3 here.
Email [email protected] for an application pack.
Student Feedback (PDF)
The Level 2 Course will be delivered on the following dates:
5/12/19/26 – September 2022
3/10/17/Half Term/31 – October 2022
7/14/21/28 – November 2022
5/12/19/Christmas Break – December 2022
9/16/23 – January 2023
• Work within the limitations of the helping role
• Establish boundaries for helping work
• Communicate empathetic understanding
• Focus on the helpee’s agenda
• Understand the importance of self-awareness in helping work
• Use listening and responding skills
• Use review and feedback to develop initial counselling skills