CPCAB Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (ICSK-L2)

This nationally recognised and assessed course provides an introduction to some of the knowledge, attitudes and skills related to counselling. The course will not make you into a counsellor, but will enable you to begin to develop a basic ability to listen and respond sensitively and effectively to the emotional needs of others. Growth in personal self-awareness is essential to this process, and all counseling courses aim to facilitate this.

The course will introduce you to some different counselling theories and to counselling processes. It will explore what is and is not counselling, where its use is appropriate and the basic ethics and responsibilities involved. The course aims to help you begin to apply your learning to the situations you are in.

Who are the courses for?

You do not need to be a professional to find our course useful. Anyone who is 18+ and needs to use some basic counselling skills but without having the specified role of counsellor, will benefit. The course will be especially useful to those working in such settings as: pastoral care, education, youth work, social work, police, probation, etc. It is also a valuable preparation if you wish to go on to further training in order to gain a qualification in counselling. This course supports your entry to CPCAB Level 2, 3, 4 and 5 Certificate courses.

How long is the course?

To maintain the high quality of our course, we deliver 36 hours training. Day courses run one day a week for 6 weeks and evening courses consist of 12 x 3 hour weekly sessions.  This programme runs several times throughout the year; please do make contact for the next start date.

Course Methods

The course is designed to provide learning through the experience of the course itself and does not include any supervised counselling practice with clients. There is, however, an assessment on the candidate’s portfolio and skills practice at the end of the course as well as a personal journal to complete as the course progresses. Our training methods are largely participative but will also include tutor input on basic concepts. Our tutors will encourage you to relate course ideas to your own life and work experiences.

COMPASS recommends that if you are currently being counselled, please wait until this is completed before applying for any of our courses. If you have a partner or relative who also wishes to join, we recommend that you enrol on separate courses.

Compass Tutors

All tutors are fully qualified and experienced counsellors.

Course Fees

Cost of course : £250
It is possible to pay fees by instalment as long as the full fee is paid before the course begins.  Please contact Compass to discuss on 0151 237 3993.  Please note: Fees are not refundable unless a course is cancelled, nor can they be transferred once a course has begun.

Equal Opportunities and Access

COMPASS welcomes applications from all, regardless of race, culture, age, gender, sexual orientation, religion, or disability. COMPASS does not provide crèche facilities and it is not possible to bring babies or children to course meetings.  Please contact our Training Administrator for information and assistance if you have any special needs.

How to apply

Please contact the Training Administrator for an application form or download one from the link below and send your completed form with your cheque made payable to COMPASS to:

post: COMPASS, 151 Dale Street, Liverpool, L2 2AH

If you have any further queries, please do contact us:

telephone: 0151 237 3993 

email: enquiries@compass-counselling.org.uk

Training Application Form

Early application with your fee is essential to secure a place. Since it may not be possible to give you your first choice of course, please indicate another suitable choice if possible.
In certain cases the Sheila Kay Fund may be able to help with fees, for details, please contact : 0151 702 5545.