OverviewCounselling Skills CPCAB Level 2 Certificate
This course is aimed at those who want to develop recognised counselling skills in the workplace or wish to develop their career as a counsellor.
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NOTE: You will only be accepted on the course by an essential interview with a member(s) of the Counselling Team. You must also bring a copy of all certificates (from other training organisations and colleges) to the interview.
You need to be 19 years of age or over and hold:
- An Introduction to Counselling Skills Award gained within the last three years which involved
- A minimum of 25 guided learning hours
- Tutor facilitated
- Tutor and peer observed role play
- Journal writing with written criteria evidencing
- You will need to provide evidence of completing this course
During the course you will cover topics including:
- Using counselling skills ethically and safely
- Managing and helping interaction
- Communicating empathic understanding
- Managing an active listening space
- Using self awareness to facilitate helping work
- Use counselling skills coherently
- Use study skills to help manage learning
You will need to complete a Learning Journal throughout the course. Assessment will involve self, peer and tutor assessments. There will also be a practical skills assessment. Towards the end of the course you will be externally examined on your ability to identify Level 2 Counselling Skills and you will need to complete a Candidate Learning Record.
You can expect additional study time of three or six hours respectively. Six hours of personal counselling is now a requirement. There is an additional cost of £20 for a textbook.
Candidates who are already enrolled on courses at Bedford College do not need to fill in an application, or attend an interview. A group interview will be offered as part of your current course by your tutor at the end of the course.
The College offers an instalment plan for Further Education and Higher Education courses to students where the total amount payable at the point of enrolment is £200 or more. Within the scheme there is an ability to pay up to 6 instalments, depending on the length of the courses and the final payment must be paid at least a month before the end of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.Find out more
This course could be FREE! You could be eligible for free study if you are unemployed and on a qualifying benefit. To find out if you are eligible open our Part-time fee flow chart below or call our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.
Part-time Fee Flow Chart
If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol on one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):
- Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
- Greater Manchester
- Greater London
- Liverpool City Region
- Tees Valley
- West of England
- West Midlands
Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.
Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.