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Counselling Skills - CPCAB Level 2 Certificate at City and Islington College

Course description

Are you interested in people and the relationships that they have? This course will develop your understanding of how you and other people relate to those around you, including the importance of communication.

Course content

You will develop your listening and communication skills for use in everyday life and at work. This will include participating in a range of activities such as group discussions and triad role-plays. You will also develop your self-awareness, learning about yourself and yourself in relation to others.

You will keep a weekly journal and write 2 short assignments.

Entry requirements

  • No formal qualifications are required, but a 30-minute interview and a 500-word statement form part of the application process.
  • You should have a keen interest in working with others and a commitment to helping people develop personally and professionally.


You will be required to produce a portfolio of coursework and undertake external assessment set by CPCAB (Counselling and Psychology Central Awarding Body).

Future opportunities

On successful completion of this course, you will achieve the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, awarded by the Counselling and Psychology Central Awarding Body.

The course leads on to the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Life Coaching Studies.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City and Islington College directly.

Last updated date: 29 March 2016
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      Based in Holloway, Islington, we are a Centre of vocational excellence in Beauty Therapy, Child Care, Hairdressing, Counselling, Public Services, Health and Social Child Care, Access to HE courses, Supported Learning including: Skillsbase, Woodwork and Furniture Making which are part of the supported learning curriculum. We offer courses from Entry level through to our level 4 and 5 foundation degrees. On these courses you will have access to the highest standards of teaching and individual support to help you achieve your ambition.