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CPCAB Level 2 – Certificate in Counselling Skills Course

About our course

Our CPCAB level 2 course is for beginners in the world of counselling and no prior training or experience is required.

On this CPCAB course you’ll learn a wide range of counselling skills, which can be used in your existing job to enhance your communication skills, give you the tools to support your own friends and family members with their needs, as well as providing you with the necessary skills to progress onto level 3 and beyond. Remember, once you have completed levels 2, 3 and 4, you will be able to operate as a fully qualified counsellor in your own right!

CPCAB courses are formally recognised by BACP (the UK’s leading counselling membership body) and so the 90 formal learning hours you pick up on this course will count towards the 450 minimum hours of training required for membership. Membership of an organisation like BACP (or equivalent body) is vital if you wish to become a respected counselor and work for organisations such as the NHS.

As with all of our courses, the level 2 course is taught in an experiential way, meaning you will be encouraged to participate in practice sessions with peers to develop the skills you will be learning. We believe that learning in this way is crucial to becoming a great counsellor, and it allows you to do so in a safe and caring environment.

If you’re considering a career change and becoming a counsellor feels like the perfect fit for you, then our level 2 course provides the first step towards your new career goals.

This course provides:

+ 90 guided learning hours towards your BACP membership requirements
+ 17 academic credits

What you’ll learn…

Our level 2 course gives you everything that you need to kick-start your counselling career. Once you reach level 4 you will be able to begin practising your counselling skills professionally.

However, before you reach that point, you need to make sure that you have all of the required expertise to offer the most effective and professional level of service to your future clients. That’s precisely what levels 2 and 3 are designed to help you with!

Our balance of theory-based and practical classes throughout this level 2 course will help you to:

Learn how to truly listen; it’s not as easy as it sounds, but it’s a vital skill you’ll need throughout your counselling career

Run your very own 10-15 minute counselling session, which will build your skills and confidence as a counsellor 

Improve your interactions with others beyond the classroom by learning social and people skills that you can use in everyday life

Counselling begins with self-reflection. Use the knowledge you’ll learn on this course to change your understanding of yourself and others

Why study with us?

Focused on you

  • Experienced counsellors supporting you at every stage of your studies
  • Student support service available, should you have any questions outside of your class hours
  • Limited group sizes mean tutors are always on-hand to help and you’ll never be overlooked
  • An active online community so you can learn from and support each other

Study with confidence

  • Courses approved by CPCAB, meaning you can be confident you’ll learn everything you need
  • Meet your full study requirements for level 2, with 90 learning hours and 17 academic credits
  • All course students are required to pass our pre-course assessment, meaning you’ll be surrounded by students who are focused on learning, just like you

Flexible study options

  • Choose between classroom and online learning to suit your needs and fit your lifestyle
  • Choose between our daytime and evening courses depending on your other commitments
  • Online courses are available, making quality counselling training accessible to everyone, no matter where you are
  • Please note that CPCAB L2 and 3 can be attended online but CPCAB L4 must be in-person

What our students say…

Here are just a few examples of reviews sent to us via email, Facebook or Google:

“I look forward to our sessions, the delivery is inspirational. I have already decided to continue my studies with the hub.

It is the right place for me.”

“The tutors are so friendly and kind and are always there to support you.

I have learnt a lot about myself since the start of the course and have made some new friends.”

“Thank you for providing such a brilliant course, I honestly have learnt so much & enjoyed every minute. This has been a huge step out of my comfort zone & I’m so pleased to have taken that leap with you guys.”

“The tutors are extremely knowledgeable, friendly but professional. The content of the course is brilliant, and the location is perfect!

I highly recommend studying here to anyone considering the Counselling profession or Personal development.”

How you’ll earn your qualification

CPCAB level 2

The great thing about undertaking a CPCAB course is it is recognised nationally and is all focused on helping you to become the best counsellor you can be!

The first step towards becoming a great counsellor is completing a course journal, documenting what you have learnt and how you may have applied it in practice. Your course tutor will assess you and your journal on a regular basis, enabling them to help you with any areas that you need to work on.

At the end of the course, you will undertake an assessment, which will involve an open book assignment. This will then be reviewed and assessed by CPCAB.

Once you have passed your assessments you will obtain your qualification.

Choose the right course for you

You can pay for the level 2 course all in one go or spread the cost over 6 months with our instalment option.

Click ‘View Upcoming Courses’ to find out more about our upcoming level 2 online and classroom courses availability.

Upcoming Level 2 Courses

Find the right online or classroom course for you.


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