Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB NVQ Level 2

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Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB NVQ Level 2:

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills CPCAB (CSK-L2)
About the course:
This course is intended for candidates who want to learn how to use counselling skills within an ethical framework for providing helping, mentoring, care planning, teaching, pastoral and other forms of support work in either a voluntary or employed situation. You will be introduced to the Person Centred approach (Carl Rogers) for helping and to the ‘Skilled Helper’ (Gerard Egan) model. You will build on your knowledge and counselling skills practice with tutor guidance, peer feedback and evaluation.

Programme activities:
Theory seminars, demonstrations, discussion and group work
Personal development and experiential work
Six sessions of peer helping work carried out in class
Skills practice sessions involve participation with some personal disclosure
Tutor and peer assessed skills practice
Weekly Learning Review of 1 to 2 pages per week
Self review

Time on coursework:
Allow about 2 hours outside the course time to do reading and assignments related to the course

Reading for the course:
Counselling Skills & Studies: F B Dykes, B Kopp, T Postings, A Crouch: Sage
First Steps in Counselling Practice: by Pete Sanders. (4th Edition) PCCS

Tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment & criteria requirements

External assessment:
Candidates watch a 15-minute CPCAB DVD of a “helping” first session and complete a 60 minute candidate feedback paper in relation to the DVD. This is sent to CPCAB for assessment.

Successful completion of this course will give you eligibility for entry on to the Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3).
Progression is subject to a satisfactory course tutor reference and interview.

Additional entry requirements

Candidates must have sufficient writing skills to undertake the written work requirements of this course. Reference required.

Awarding body

Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Training for employers

This course has been specifically designed for companies training their employees.

Course reference: CSKL2 (use this when contacting provider)

Course info
Start Date: Sun 01st September 2019
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Brighton, BN2 3HD, Bromley, BR1 1RH, Faversham, ME13 8NY, Guildford, GU1 4LH, Oxford, OX1 3LW + 5 more


5:30pm - 10:00pm, 9:45am - 2:45pm


20 weeks


Part time day, Part time evening, Part-time


NVQ Level 2 and relevant components


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From: £913

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