CPCAB L2 Award in Introduction to Counselling

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VSCSZ300 10 weeks 30th Apr 2019 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cathy Davies £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSZ301 10 weeks 1st May 2019 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cathy Davies £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSX521 10 weeks 18th Sep 2019 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Debbie Retfalvy £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSY712 10 weeks 7th Jan 2020 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cathy Davies £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSY713 10 weeks 8th Jan 2020 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Debbie Retfalvy £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSX520 10 weeks 17th Sep 2019 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Charles Baines £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSZ907 10 weeks 28th Apr 2020 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Debbie Retfalvy £230 Varndean College Yes
VSCSZ908 10 weeks 29th Apr 2020 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Debbie Retfalvy £230 Varndean College Yes

Course Information

Who Is This For?
Students do not need any prior knowledge of the subject. This course is suitable for anyone who wants to develop their listening and counselling skills. For those working in situations where communication and one to one interviews or interactions take place. For anyone who is interested in progressing into further counselling training.
What Will I Learn?
By the end of the course you should be able to: Understand a range of interpersonal skills and qualities. Understand when and how to use these skills. Understand the importance of ethics, values and beliefs when using interpersonal skills. Be able to use a range of skills in a role-play. Be able to review own skills and reflect on progress. On the Course: These courses introduce trainees to listening and helping skills which can be used in everyday life, as well as basic counselling concepts.
Content of the Course
These courses introduce trainees to initial counselling skills and basic counselling concepts, which can be used in everyday life.
Assessment Details
There is no exam. Assessment is on submission of your journal (portfolio) at the end of the course.
Teaching Methods
The work is experiential and they will have to take part in counselling role-play and explore personal issues with their classmates.
What's Next?
CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Financial Information

If you are studying an accredited course at Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 you may be eligible for a concessionary rate.

  • If you are unemployed and claiming Job Seekers Allowance/Employment Support Allowance or Universal Credit.
  • Unemployed and in receipt of a means tested benefit and wish to upskill to enter employment. (You will need to complete a self-declaration form).
  • Employed but seeking employment.
  • If you are employed but earn less than £15736.50.
  • It is your first level 2 or Level 3 qualification and you are aged 19-23.

You must enrol in person at the college and bring evidence of benefit; proof of age (passport/driving licence) or pay slips with you. This must be dated within three months of the course start date. Please contact the Registry on 01273 546604 for further information.

If you are in receipt of a means tested benefit or on a low income you may apply to the Learning Support Fund for help with travel, childcare costs and some tuition fees.

You will be required to complete a learner support application form and provide evidence of benefit or income support your application. Please contact the Adult Education Office on 01273 546602 for further information.

If your course costs more than £200 you may apply to pay in three instalments.

You must complete and sign an instalment form. The first payment will be taken on application, followed by a further payment at the start of the course and a final payment 2 months later. Please note that a handling charge of 10% of the course fee (up to a maximum of £30) is added to all instalment payments. You will still be liable for the full cost of the course if you leave the course prior to all instalments being paid. Please contact the Registry Department on 01273 546604 for further information.

No refunds are given once a course has started. If a course is cancelled by the college you will receive a full refund of all fees paid. If you decide to cancel your enrolment before the class starts your payment will be refunded less a 20% administration charge (up to a maximum of £50). If you decide to cancel your enrolment for a Saturday workshop less than 72 hours before the class your payment will be refunded less an 80% administration charge.


Please ring the Adult Education office on 01273 546602 for further information.