Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 | Ashford Gateway

Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 at Ashford Gateway

Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 at Ashford Gateway

Price: £978.00 Starts: 04/11/2017 Time: 10:00 - 14:30
Tutor: Anna Kemp Ends: 26/05/2018 Location: Ashford Gateway
Level: Level 2 Day of Week: SAT Duration: 24 weeks

This course has started, but is still accepting enrolments. This course has already started but it may still be possible to join it. Please call 03000 41 2222 and ask to be put through to the Centre where the course is running.

About this course

This Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 (CSK-2) course in Ashford forms the first stage in professional counselling training. It will provide a foundation for anyone who uses listening/helping skills at work or in other roles. It will enable you to develop a range of counselling skills, ethically and safely. The course covers self-awareness and self-reflection in the helping role, the establishment of boundaries, understanding diversity and active listening.

Successful completion of the course will mean that you will be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of working with others within an ethical framework.
- Establish and sustain the boundaries of the helping role in practice.
- Work empathetically as a helper, focussing on the helpee’s needs and concerns.
- Use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction.
- Demonstrate the use of reflection and feedback to enhance counselling skills.

**PLEASE NOTE: Very regular attendance, a high level of commitment and approximately 2 hours of home study is a requirement from you, enrolling on this course.**

How will I be taught?

This course will involve full learner participation and self-reflection. There will be personal and sensitive discussions in small and large groups, group activities and role plays in triads (groups of three) followed by observer feedback.

Assessment will be by learning statement/journal and the observation of practical skills demonstrated during the course. There is also a short (60 minute) external exam set by CPCAB which is taken at the end of the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

A4 Ring binder with dividers, notebook and pen. A student guide and reading list will be provided.

What can I do next?

The next step is the CPCAB’s Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-3) or an equivalent qualification. Your tutor can advise you or visit

What do I need to join the course

Before enrolling on this course, you will need to complete a pre-course application, which is available from any of our Adult Education Centres. This application is used to shortlist applicants for interview. The deadline for application forms is end August 2017 but interviews are carried out in receipt order and as soon as there are enough students. Places are often taken up before the deadline. Early application is highly recommended.

At the time of application you will be asked to complete an assessment of literacy skills to confirm that the course is suitable for you; flexible support is available through our Skills Plus centres. Following successful application and assessment you will be offered an interview with the course tutor. The interview will be informal and will involve a discussion with the tutor about the content and level of the course to ensure that the course is suitable for you and you understand the educational and financial commitments.

This course is ideal for applicants who want to learn counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or an employed situation. This Counselling Skills course will provide you with the first steps, in the 4-year long journey, towards becoming a professional Therapeutic Counsellor, providing listening skills in a variety of workplace and informal situations. The course is also useful for those who want to find out more about the counselling field.

It is not necessary to have completed an introductory course before enrolling on this course, but we do advise those with no previous listening/helping experience and knowledge to do so.

To be successful in all aspects of this course, it is recommended that you don't enrol if you have undergone a life-changing experience during the last 12 months.

Getting there

Ashford Gateway
Church Road
TN23 1AS

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code ASH/56420/F/FF.
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