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Health & Social Care

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 for more information.

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

    Entry Requirements

    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.

    Assessment Method

    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.

    Progression Opportunities

    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.


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    Career Options

    What can I earn in the health and social care industry? When you're deciding what to study post-16 it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in health and social care you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression and a good salary in your sights.

Course Details

Venue Lewisham Way
Day/Eve Evening
Mode Part Time
Duration 10 weeks
Start Date 02/03/2023
End Date 25/05/2023
Course Code 3HCCQ9A0


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19-24 £ 150
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Coronavirus update

Lewisham College is closely monitoring all communications and guidance as it becomes available. This information is for students and staff and reflects updates from the World Health Organisation (WHO) and Public Health England (PHE). We are prepared to escalate our contingency arrangements in the event of change.

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