Counselling CPCAB Level 2 Certificate

The CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (QCF) is designed to
provide opportunities for those who may use counselling skills when working with others to achieve a nationally-recognised, Level 2, vocationally-specific qualification. This level will provide learners with the knowledge, understanding and skills needed to embark on the professional qualification pathway through level 3 and on to the full two year Diploma

Course Content

The CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills is made up of seven learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria.

1. Use counselling skills ethically and safely
2. Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role
3. Work empathically as a helper
4. Focus on their needs and concerns
5. Use self-awareness in helping work
6. Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction
7. Use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

You must have English at Level 2

First Class Requirements

you are expected to attend all classes and arrive on time.

Attendance Requirements

There is no automatic progression from one level to the next.

There is no guarantee that the next level course will be scheduled at the same time as the level you are progressing from.

Assessment Methods

During the course you will put together a portfolio of evidence. The majority of the evidence for your portfolio will be assignment based. Your assignment work will be assessed by your tutor. Some assessment is based on how you as a learner are able to work independently and within a group setting. In addition, you will complete reflective learning statements throughout the duration of the course.

Towards the end of the course you will undertake an exam. This is a written paper that you complete after watching a CPCAB DVD under exam conditions. This paper is assessed by CPCAB.
Your Fitness to Practice will be assess during the course and you will need to demonstrate the personal competencies required to be a counsellor. in some cases, learners may pass the written assignments and exam but not demonstrate the required level of personal competences to qualify.

Further Study Options

You will be interviewed by course tutors to determine whether you are personally ready and able to progress to Level 3. Both your personal development, Fitness to Practice and your academic achievement will be taken into account in making this decision.

Additional Information

If your chosen course is an evening class there will be a number of Saturday sessions. These dates will be confirmed by your tutor.