Key Facts

  • Starting
    18 Sep 2024
    Kingston Hall Road Centre
    Start Time
    End Time
    18 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Day
    Start Date
    18 Sep 2024
    End Date
    5 Feb 2025
    Level 2
Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB) Wednesday Day-time

This course is intended for candidates who want to learn and practise a range of counselling skills, either for personal or professional reasons. Counselling skills can be applied to a wide variety of situations and are highly relevant to a range of occupations and professions where interpersonal skills are important. This would include people working in teaching, in the caring professions or in organisations where client and customer service is important. Counselling skills can be equally valuable in personal, family and social situations. For many, this will be the first step towards becoming a counselling practitioner.

  • Entry Requirements

    No formal qualifications are required. Some candidates, however, may have attended a short introductory course to counselling prior to applying for the Level 2 Certificate.

    Some level of IT skills will be required for writing and submitting weekly learning journals or assignments and collating a digital portfolio of work throughout the course.

    The course content, whilst at entry level, will require that you are prepared to explore your own emotional world and behavioural patterns. This course is not recommended if you are feeling emotionally vulnerable or if you are experiencing life events that could impact on your mental health. It is important to consider emotional readiness before embarking on this programme.

  • Course Content

    The course aims to:

    Increase the understanding of the counselling process and the skills involved.

    Achieve competency in using a defined range of counselling skills.

    Develop sensitivity and awareness about the process of change and growth.

    Give understanding on the importance of using counselling skills ethically and within the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy's (BCAP) Ethical Framework for Counselling and Psychotherapy.

    Introduce students to the major approaches to counselling and their philosophical and practical assumptions about the nature of humankind.

    Relate learning to students' own roles and work settings.

  • Progression Next Steps

    Successful completion of this course would prove valuable to anyone considering applying for the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills course, which is the stage preliminary to the Level 4 Diploma or BSc Degree for counselling qualification.

    In the Wellbeing section at Kingston College, we offer the complete route towards counselling qualification in both higher and further education. Guidance is offered by our experienced lecturers to help you find the best pathway for you.

  • Additional Information

    It is highly recommended for learners to undertake and complete 6 hours of personal therapy externally whilst completing this course.

    This course is part-time delivered at various times, thus there is flexibility in the schedule and you can choose the time that best fits with your life schedule.

    The course takes place in a weekly five hours session for 18 weeks (a term and a half). It is delivered daytime (9:30am-2.30pm) or evenings (3.30pm-8:30pm) on Mondays or Wednesdays.

    There are two start dates during the academic year, in September and February.

    For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    Tuition Fees are £1150.

    Towards the end of the course learners will be externally assessed by CPCAB. The costs of appeals or re-sits for this external assessment will need to be met by learners.

    Learners must complete the enrolment process and pay the tuition fee as directed by our Admissions Team at the time of enrolment to secure your place.

    Please note that once this course has started tuition fees are non refundable.

  • Assessment Details

    Assessment includes a weekly learning journal, a practical assessment of skills and an external "take home" exam set by CPCAB.