Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CSK-L2
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The Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills forms the foundation of professional counselling practice. This course will create opportunities to develop listening and communication skills helping you on your way to becoming a qualified counsellor.

Why choose this course?

This course is designed for those who want to develop counselling skills to help others in a personal, voluntary or an employed capacity, providing the first steps in training to become a counsellor.

The course will be beneficial to those who want to become more self-aware or that wish to work within a helping role. We will outline the role and responsibilities of a counsellor and as such this qualification is intended for those who want to learn counselling or helping skills. This course (CSK-L2) may help students decide whether or not to commit to higher levels of study in this subject area.

What will I learn?

This course consists of this following content:

  • Using counselling skills ethically and safely
  • Establishing and sustaining boundaries
  • Working empathically as a helper
  • Focusing on the helpee’s needs and concerns
  • Using self awareness
  • Using a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
  • Using feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills

Teaching contact hours

This is a 15 week course that will be delivered on Saturdays 9am-3.30pm.

Start date

Please view our Academic Calendar for specific start dates.

Entry requirements

No previous training or experience required.

Fees and funding


Additional membership, registration and assessment fees are applicable. Please visit the CPCAB website for further information.

How to apply

You can apply for this course now via our online application form.

How will this course enhance my career prospects?

Progression is available to the CPCAB’s Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

How will I be assessed?

Candidate portfolio.

Additional assessment requirements

Externally assessed written paper after watching a CPCAB DVD under exam conditions.

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