• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The course runs for a full academic year, one 3 hour session per week. Class time is made up of small and large group discussions, skills practice and tutor input.

Weekly sessions in class will cover the further development of counselling skills; some theory (Carl Rogers and Gerard Egan) practical skills development in role play.

Level
Level 2
Duration
1 year part-time
Awarding Body
CPCAB
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The course will concentrate on developing students’ counselling skills and will follow seven units of study which are based on the process in the CPCAB model:

  • Use counselling skills ethically and safely
  • Manage helping interaction
  • Communicate empathetic understanding
  • Manage an active listening space
  • Use self-awareness to facilitate helping work
  • Use counselling skills in a consistent and logical way
  • Use study skills to help manage learning

Each unit has a learning outcome and assessment criteria which needs to be met in order for candidates to successfully complete the course.

To evidence learning and the criteria, students are required to produce a weekly journal; at least one self-review; an audio tape of skills practice plus a written evaluation; feedback on skills practice sessions and to complete an External Assessment set by the exam board.

To pass the course both portfolio work and the external Assessment need to be marked as ‘proficient’

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Students will need the CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills, or equivalent. Students need to be aware of the written assessment element of the course and be at least 18 years of age.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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You'll need to have:

Students will need the CPCAB Level 2 Introduction to Counselling Skills, or equivalent. Students need to be aware of the written assessment element of the course and be at least 18 years of age.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


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Application & Enrolment

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