L2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

 

About the course

This part-time course is intended for candidates who want to learn how to use counselling skills within an ethical framework for providing helping, mentoring, care planning, teaching, pastoral and other forms of support work in either a voluntary or employed situation. You will be introduced to the Person Centred approach (Carl Rogers) to counselling and to the ‘Skilled Helper’ (Gerard Egan) integrative model. You will build on your knowledge and counselling skills practice with tutor guidance, peer feedback and evaluation.

Dates and times:
Part time September to February or February/March to July depending on venue. Day or evening times are available depending on venue as stated below. Progression to Level 3 follows on same day and time from September or February depending on sequence – refer to prospectus for further information.

Location
Week commencing 19th Feb 18 to 9th July 2018 with 1 week break for Easter and for half term
Day or Evening options
9.45am to 2.45pm or 5.30pm to 10.00pm unless stated
Brighton 13th October 17 to 12th Feb 18 Friday 9.30am to 3.30pm – new group enrolling
Islington, N7, London February to July Monday Evening 
Angel, Islington, London February to July Friday day
Bromley, SE London February to July Wednesday Evening 
Twickenham February to July Thursday evening
Reading February to July Friday Day 
Reading February to July Wednesday Evening 
Brighton February to July Tuesday evening
Brighton February to July Wednesday day
Hastings February to July  Wednesday evening 
Faversham February to July Day or evening tbc

Other locations or tailored workplace course delivery to staff teams – please enquire

Progression to Level 3 in September on same day and time

Most Level 2 course options tend to fully enrol, so apply early to avoid disappointment. Some options are subject to sufficient numbers for a viable group to start.

Entry requirements:
Candidates must have sufficient writing skills to undertake the written course work and assessment requirements of this course. GCE or GCSE English grade C, or at least Level 1 or preferably L2 English written and oral skills. We require a reference from an employer, tutor, or from a professional person to comment on your suitability for this type of course.

Programme activities:

  • Theory seminars, demonstrations, discussion, group work and presentations
  • Personal development and experiential work
  • Essay
  • Counselling skills practice – Skills sessions involves participation with some personal disclosure
  • Training group supervision
  • Weekly Learning Review of two pages per week
  • Self review

Time on coursework
Allow about 2 hours outside the course time to do the weekly learning review and other assignments related to the course.

Reading for the course:
Counselling Skills & Studies: F B Dykes, B Kopp, T Postings, A Crouch: Sage First Steps in Counselling Practice: by Pete Sanders. (4th Edition) PCCS

Assessment:
Tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment & criteria requirements

External assessment:
Candidates watch a 15-minute CPCAB DVD of a “helping” first session and complete a 60 minute candidate feedback paper in relation to the DVD. This is sent to CPCAB for assessment.

Progression:
Successful completion of this course will give you eligibility for entry on to the Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3). Progression is subject to a satisfactory course tutor reference and interview.

Success:
Congratulations to our candidates and tutor team on 100% pass rate for external assessments for 5th year running at all locations – Brighton, Bromley, London, Reading, Hastings, Faversham, Tunbridge Wells, Kent. Keep up the excellent work! Our success rates for all courses are ‘outstanding’ at 95% to 100% and consistently well above national benchmarks.
Fees: For more information see Fees and payment options.

  • £868 including £158 CPCAB registration fee. Total £868
  • £358 deposit on enrolment with instalment options

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