CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Are you interested in helping others? Learning about yourself? Your personal development? Learning to use Counselling skills?

Would you like to study in a professional, dedicated and caring Counselling environment?


CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills – CSK-L2

This is a Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Course, which is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for CSK-L2 is 500/7938/4.

This course is offered to candidates who wish to learn to use counselling skills either in a voluntary or employed setting. This course will not qualify you as a counsellor, but it may assist you in deciding whether or not to continue training.  It is suitable for candidates who have a willingness to explore & develop themselves in a safe group environment and to learn how to use counselling skills ethically and safely.


Learning Outcomes:

  • Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role
  • Work empathically as a helper
  • Focus on the helpee’s needs and concerns
  • Develop & use self -awareness in both a personal & professional capacity
  • Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
  • Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills


Entry requirements:

Minimum age of entry is 19 years.

No previous training or experience is required for this course. Some candidates may have completed the CPCAB L2 Introduction to Counselling Skills (ICSK-L2), but it is not necessary to have completed this prior to this L2 course.

All candidates will be invited to a one-to-one informal interview.


How you will be assessed:

Assessment will be via a candidate portfolio and an externally assessed written exam paper.


Dates & Times:

15 week course – Tuesdays – 9.30 – 4pm.

Start date:

Courses start annually in September.



£1,100 (excluding the CPCAB exam & registration fee).  A monthly plan is available, deposit is required.  For further details please contact our admin as below.  Payments can be made by cheque, cash or BACS transfer.


Application for this course:

Please contact Christina Harrison and  for an application form.


Progression Route:

If you wish to continue onto the Level 3 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies, Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)  is essential, or have achieved Recognised Prior Learning (RPL).   You will also need to attend, pass an interview and provide a reference from your most recent tutor prior to admission onto the course.

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