CSK-L2 Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Focus of Course 

  • First compulsory course for students who wish to begin their training in counselling.


Entry Requirements 

  • GCSE / O Level in Maths and English
  • Optional - Introduction to Counselling Skills


Course Hours 

  • 90 guided learning hours, usually 12 full day training sessions over one year


Course Topics 

  • Difference between caring, helping and counselling
  • Stages of the helping relationship
  • Developing communication and listening skills
  • Developing self awareness
  • Models for counselling
  • Common problems



  • 1 Essay: 2000 words
  • 1 Book Review: 750 words
  • Learning Journal
  • 23 Criteria to evidence
  • Taped Skills Essay
  • Self review
  • Counselling Skills internal practical assessment
  • External exam set by CPCAB


Course fee 

  • £1100 payable as initial deposit and 10 monthly payments


Course Accreditation 

  • Accredited by the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) and carries 17 units at Level 2 on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).


Further training 

  • CST-L3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Course Feedback

"The course was absolutely fantastic, wouldn’t change a thing! The tutor was exceptional, very patient and kind."


"I pushed myself through barriers which I never thought I would or could."


"It has been fantastic.  Great venue, great tutor, great group, great teaching, great biscuits!"


"Very affirming, life changing overall.  A super supportive atmosphere in which to grow, explore and change."