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Counselling Skills Introduction CPCAB Level 2 Award

Validated by CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) this course provides you with the opportunity to learn some basic counselling skills and experience counselling skills training.

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Entry requirements

This exciting course is suitable for vocational students and returners to education, and provides a foundation for progressive counselling courses. No previous qualifications are required to start. Students between the ages of 16-18 years of age cannot enrol on this course.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Why people come to counselling
  • What counselling is
  • Theories of counselling
  • Counselling skills
  • Active listening
  • Role play involving counsellor, client and observer

Assessment methods

Tutor delivery of course material, tutor role modelling, peer feedback and self reflection. You will be assessed throughout the course through a written learning record and skills observation. This will include an internal assessment and an external self-review assessment.

Further study and career options

On successful completion of the Introduction to Counselling Course you may progress onto the CPCAB Level 2 Counselling Skills Course. The Introductory course enhances your' listening ability and thus lays a firm foundation for the following course.

Additional information

This is a part-time course delivered over 10 weeks.

Course information & how to book

Unfortunately due to high demand, this course is now full and applications are no longer being accepted. An alternative to this course is Counselling Children & Young People Level 2 Certificate.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
10 weeks 19/04/2017 Wed 1.00 pm - 4.00 pm £298 Cauldwell Street K475S12 Course in progress

Part-time course already started?

Our upcoming 2017-18 Part-time Course Guide will be out in May.
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Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, problems with English and Maths, are deaf or hearing impaired, or missing the essential skills needed to complete your course, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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