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.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
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.
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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