The Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) is a CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) award, which is assessed both internally and externally. Please see www.cpcab.co.uk for more information.
The entry requirements are as follows:
- Four GSCEs (any subjects) at grades D-E (one of which must be a related subject) - or successful completion of a Level 1 substantial qualification in a related subject
- An initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability
- A satisfactory reference
- A substantial qualification in a related subject.
Unit breakdown, Progression & More...
Assessed both internally and externally.
Aims of the course
Designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.
Having successfully completed this qualification, you may wish to begin training to become a counsellor, in which case the next step is taking the CPCAB's Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies.
Classrooms and learning centre.
- Students can progress further to gain a Certificate in counselling Level 3
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