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CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills

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Level 2
Mode of Study
Course Type
Armagh Campus


This qualification is intended for candidates who want to learn more about counselling, develop skills and self awareness and decide whether they are suited to further training in this area.

The course will help you learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles, find out more about counselling and improve professional and personal relationships.

This qualification can enhance in existing voluntary or paid roles or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market.


You must have an interest in the subject area. Please note that this course requires experiential elements that require some personal disclosure in personal development activities.


Students will study:

  • The nature and limitations of the helping relationship
  • Establishing a helping interaction
  • Helping skills development
  • Self awareness

The course consists of tutor input, group discussion, individual experiential learning and skills practice.


1 evening per week – total 30 hours


Students may be able to progress to the Ulster University Level 4 Certificate in Counselling Studies, dependent on meeting the entry requirements and a successful interview.


All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application. 

If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.


Stephen Brookes

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028 3025 9685


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Concession Fees may be available to students enrolling on Further Education courses who are in receipt of any of the following benefits: Universal Credit (net income below £14,000) Guaranteed Pension Credit / Housing Benefit (Rates Rebate) or Rate Relief/ Working Tax Credit (where household income is £16,190 or below/ In-come based Employment and Support Allowance Income Support/ In-come based Jobseekers Allowance/ Republic of Ireland means tested benefit. All exam/material fees must be paid in addition to the concession fee.

Registration, materials and certificate fees (subject to charge by the awarding body) are payable where shown at enrolment. All courses are subject to satisfactory enrolment numbers being achieved and sustained throughout the year. A student will be offered a refund of fees where a course is cancelled by the College or where a student does not attend their course of study. However, a £20 administrative fee will be imposed on a student who is unable to attend a course and does not give the College a minimum of 5 working days' notice before the course commences. A refund is not available to anyone who leaves a course after making one or more attendances.


Information about our fees policy including details on registration and reduced fees as well as refunds can be found HERE

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    £63.00 (Course)
    £35.00 (Concession)
    £58.00 (Exam)
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