Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Search Courses

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Who is this course for?

This course is suitable for individuals who have a keen interest in extending their communication skills and developing an understanding of how counselling theory can be used to influence practice in a problem solving manner. 


What are the entry requirements for the course?

Completion of the CPCAB Introduction to Counselling Skills course or prior training/experience through voluntary work is required. If you have not completed the introductory course, you should be able to demonstrate evidence of triad work. Some kind of work in appropriate areas would be advantageous, but not essential. All applicants not completing the Introduction course will be required to attend a brief interview. Priority will be given to people who have successfully completed the introductory course and have been approved by their tutor for progression.

Candidates for this course need to be emotionally ready; this course is not suitable for those currently undertaking therapy or who have recently been through a traumatic life experience. Such distance is also required for recent addiction recovery. For guidance please speak to the administrator.


How long is this course?

This course is 90 hours long over one academic year, beginning in September 2019.
(This course will only run if there are sufficient numbers).




What will I study on this course?

The main focus of the programme is the development and practice of Counselling Skills. Students will also need to appreciate the essential components of the counselling relationship. A key feature of counselling will be self exploration.  This course explores counselling skills. Students will examine underlying psychological patterning to develop their helping skills.


What Qualification will I gain?

Level 2 CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Skills.


Will I go out on work experience?

None required at Level 2.


How is the course assessed?

By external examination and portfolio of evidence including journals. One exam, one presentation and one assignment.


What does this course lead on to?

Following completion of this course you have the option to apply for the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. Further progression is then possible by joining our Diploma programme. Automatic progression is not guaranteed.


How much will it cost?

TBC – This figure includes your CSCT registration fee, books and entry to examinations (cost may increase yearly).


How can I find out more?

For further information or an application form please contact Chris Gavey: christine.gavey@highlands.ac.uk.

CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills starting September 2018.