CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Code Duration Start Day Time Tutor Fee Venue Concessions
VSCSZ302 10 weeks 26th Apr 2019 Monday 1:15pm - 5:15pm Deborah Mantuano £563 Varndean College Yes
  & Friday 1:15pm - 5:15pm  
VSCSX522 31 weeks 17th Sep 2019 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Deborah Mantuano £563 Varndean College Yes
VSCSX523 31 weeks 18th Sep 2019 Wednesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Cathy Davies £563 Varndean College Yes
VSCSX524 31 weeks 19th Sep 2019 Thursday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Hacina Guezoul £563 Varndean College Yes
VSCSY714 23 weeks 7th Jan 2020 Tuesday 6:00pm - 9:00pm Charles Baines £563 Varndean College Yes
VSCSY715 23 weeks 9th Jan 2020 Thursday 6:00pm - 7:00pm Cathy Davies £563 Varndean College Yes
VSCSZ909 10 weeks 20th Apr 2020 Monday 1:35pm - 5:35pm Deborah Mantuano £563 Varndean College Yes
  & Friday 1:35pm - 5:35pm  

Course Information

Who Is This For?
This qualification is the natural progression for students who have completed an Introduction to Counselling course and wish to progress further.
What Will I Learn?
How to use counselling skills ethically and safely. How to establish and sustain the boundaries for the helping role. How to work empathetically as a helper. How to focus on the helpee's needs. How to use self awareness in helping work. How to use a range of counselling skills to facilitate the helping interaction. How to use feedback and reflection to enhance counselling skills. See http://www.cpcab.co.uk/qualifications/csk-l2#overview
Content of the Course
Learn counselling skills to help and support others either in a voluntary or employed capacity.
Assessment Details
External Assessment in the form of a written exam and Internal Assessment in the form of a portfolio.
Teaching Methods
Whole group discussion, small groupwork, pairwork and work in triads.
What's Next?
Progression to the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling in September 2018.

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.