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CPCAB Courses

Qualifications to becoming a counsellor


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CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2)

This qualification is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

This qualification is for:

Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor

Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles

Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development

This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

It provides additional skills for those already in employment likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion and advancement.

If you would like more information or an enrollment application, please email [email protected]

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)

This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:

take the next step in training to become a counsellor

learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health

be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting

This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.

If you would like more information or an enrollment application, please email [email protected]


CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Thearpeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

This two year part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context in both health care and non-medical settings.

Successful completion of this course means you will be able to provide a therapeutic counselling service – initially within the context of an agency’s service framework but later (with experience and support from the supervisor, or by completing PC-L5 or its equivalent) may progress to independent practice.

If you would like more information or an enrollment application, please email [email protected]

CPCAB Level 5 Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)

This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as self-employed counsellors in independent practice. It also equips learners to take on a senior counselling role in an organisational context where client assessment, referral and routine evaluation are part of the role.

If you would like more information or an enrollment application, please email [email protected]