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.
Dates and times:
Part time day or evening, September to February or February to July courses available depending on venue. There are two options:
1. Day – 9.45am to 2.45pm
2. Evening – 5.30pm to 10.00pm
See table below:
During periods where Tier 2, 3, 4 or lockdown is designated, we will proceed with the course using Zoom/Google Classroom remote delivery until such time we can return to classroom delivery. Classroom delivery will be considered where there is a designation of Tier 1.
6th Sept 21 to Feb 22 Break for half term & Christmas
|Day or Evening options
9.45am to 2.45pm or 5.30pm to 10.00pm unless stated
|Angel, Islington, London||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|Angel, Islington, London||9th Sept 2021 to 3rd Feb 2022||Thursday Evening|
|Angel, Islington, London||8th Sept 2021 to 2nd Feb 2022||Wednesday Day|
|Twickenham||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|Twickenham||10th Sept 2021 to 4th Feb 2022||Friday Day|
|Brighton||9th Sept 2021 to 3rd Feb 2022||Monday or Thursday Evening|
|Brighton||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Day 9.30am to 2.30pm|
|Faversham||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|Tunbridge Wells||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|Bromley, SE London||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|Reading||7th Sept 2021 to 1st Feb 2022||Tuesday or Thursday Evening|
|Reading||10th Sept 2021 to 4th Feb 2022||Friday Day|
|Oxford||7th Sept 2021 to 1st Feb 2022||Tuesday Evening|
|Hastings||10th Sept 2021 to 4th Feb 2022||Friday Day|
|Bournemouth & Poole||6th Sept 2021 to 31st Jan 2022||Monday Evening|
|BELFAST||7th Sept 2021 to 1st Feb 2022||Tuesday Evening|
|Progression to L3 commences in February||on same day and time – see website update nearer to the time||Progression to L3 commences in February|
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.
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 and group work Personal development and experiential work Essay Six sessions of peer helping work carried out in class Skills practice sessions involve participation with some personal disclosure.
Tutor and peer assessed skills practice Weekly Learning Review of two pages per week Self review Tutorials
Time on coursework
Allow about 2 hours outside the course time to do the weekly learning review and 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
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.
£950, discounted to £919 on full payment of £919 (including £169 CPCAB registration fee).
£425 deposit on enrolment with payment options for the balance – total £950.
For more information see Fees and payment options.
Please note that CPTA is an independent training provider and does not have the benefit of any government subsidy or student loans for course fees. There are instalment options available for Course fees.
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