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Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Course Title:

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling

Course Number:

LRKR A50339


Rycote Centre

Learning Area:

Health, Care


Level 2


Lynne Learmonth, Kyriaki Tsimpouki

Start Date:

13 October 2017

End Date:

13 July 2018

Session Time(s):

Friday between 09:30 and 12:30

Total Sessions:


Total Hours:


Class Size:

Between 10 and 15 learners.


NOTE: This course has already finished.

Course Information


What will I be learning?

On this course you will

  • Learn how to use a defined range of counselling skills
  • Consider why you would use specific skills in particular situations
  • Understand the importance of using counselling skills ethically and within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy’s (BACP) Ethical Framework for Good Practice in Counselling

This is a qualification course made up of course work assignments and a 90 minute exam. There is an expectation that learners will complete work outside of the taught sessions. All learners will be required to write a weekly reflective journal, additional evidence of learning will be assessed through written reviews, peer feedback from role plays, and an assignment.

Does the course lead to a qualification?

  • CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Who is the course for?

This course aims to provide a comprehensive introduction to the vocation of counselling and is suitable for

  •  those intending to enhance their functional role by acquiring proficiency across a range of counselling skills
  • those who want to progress to practitioner level in counselling and are looking for a sound basis to start their training

Please Note:

  • This course does not entitle those who achieve it to practice counselling professionally. For this, further training will be required.
  • Anyone wishing to enrol on this course will need to attend the Introduction to Counselling course first.

What do I need to bring?

  • You will need to bring a pen and folder
  • Copies of GCSE or level 2 English certificates

Are there any additional costs?

  •   £158 registration and certification with CPCAB

How will I know how I am progressing during the course?

Learners will keep a weekly reflective diary recording their progress.

There will be ongoing assessment of your written course work and tutor feedback on practical activities.

You will receive regular individual feedback from your tutor and will have the opportunity to take part in tutorial sessions.

Can I have help in the class?

Learner Support

If you need support to learn, for example, a communicator, large print, personal care, specific equipment, or extra time, let us know.  We will work with you to identify what you need and how we can best support you.

Learner Support Fund

If you are struggling to pay your exam fees or have a disability and need help to pay for transport to the course, we may be able to help you.   Ask the centre staff or your tutor for more information and an application form.  We have a small fund available to help learners who are experiencing genuine hardship. You are advised to apply as soon as you can.

How is this course supported by DerbyLearn?

DerbyLearn is a learning platform that supports and complements most classes.  To find out more, please go to and sign up, it's free and well worth a look!

Progression within DALS

We have lots of courses planned to ensure you have a variety of progression routes.  If you are interested in another course, please ask for more information or telephone our helpline on Derby (01332) 717900 or

On completion of this course, you could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificate in Counselling
  • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

Health and Wellbeing

The slogan you see on our brochures and leaflets is:
meet enjoy learn achieve

This is because we believe that taking part in adult and community learning can open the door to new friendships, give you something enjoyable and worthwhile to do with your time, enable you to learn something new and give you a sense of achievement. That's got to make you feel good!

Volunteering opportunities

We have a number of rewarding volunteering opportunities both within DALS and with other organisations.  These can offer you a number of benefits, including the ability to enhance your employment prospects, and the ability to learn whilst supporting others. If you are interested in finding out more about volunteering opportunities, please contact Pat Ward on 01332 642308 or email   You can also find information on volunteering opportunities on our noticeboards and website.

Venue Information

Rycote Centre


Parker Street, Derby, DE1 3HF


Limited Car Parking

Disability Support:

Disabled Access to all floors/building
Disabled Toilets
Disabled Parking available
Loop System


Limited Facilities
Monday, Tuesday & Thursday - Ryecafe


Crèche Unavailable


From the city centre head towards Kedleston Road along King Street and Garden Street. At the 'Five Lamps' traffic lights on Garden Street you will see a sign for the Rycote Centre, turn left down Parker Street then turn right and the Centre is on the right hand side, parking is on the street and the main entrance is through the Social Service's car park. The Centre can also be accessed from Kedleston Road - opposite the Polish Club - but there is no parking at this entrance other than on Kedleston Road 01332 717930 or 717924

Bus Routes:

Allestree Bus, Trent Barton, and No. 6, Notts and Derby University bus during University term time.

Enrolment Information

In Person

If you would like more information about this course or wish to enrol, please contact via:

Enrolment Centre:

Rycote Centre

Opening Times:

We are open * Monday - Friday 9am to 4pm * Monday & Thursday 6pm to 9pm (Term time only)


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Telephone No:

01332 717930


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