When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Cendrella Karam
  • Course Code K21HSSD04B

What you will learn

You are undertaking a course that leads to a nationally regulated qualification awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – the only nationally regulated awarding body to specialise in the field of counselling and supervision. This qualification does not lead directly to an employed role. However, it could enhance an existing role or increase the general employability of those seeking to enter the job market.

By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Learn basic counselling skills (listening and responding skills) in helping roles
  • Find out more about counselling (this qualification won’t teach you to be a counsellor, but may help you decide whether or not you want to train as one)
  • Improve professional and personal relationships.

Class format and activities

You will learn experientially by active participation in classroom exercises and discussions. You will be expected to work with other group members, to share a little of yourself with them, and to listen to and respect what others in the group share. It is important that you are open to the possibility of learning more about yourself through your interactions with others in the group. The course involves experiential elements, which will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities. The assessment focusses on practical skills and qualities as well as on written evidence. Internal tutor assessment includes both objective independent assessment and the relational knowledge of the candidate and their work. To ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor. The course is assessed via portfolio and internal CPCAB assessment. Keeping a portfolio of your coursework will not only provide your tutor with evidence of your learning, but also help you with the learning process itself. Your portfolio is made up of different types of evidence. As a student at Morley College London, you have access to Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Teams is an application within Microsoft 365 – it is your primary mechanism for studying during your course throughout lockdown. The course is delivered in line with latest government guidance around social distancing and ‘lockdown’ restrictions and regulations.

Entry requirements

On line application and successful Interview with tutor. You should 18 years or over. No previous training or experience required. This qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological distress as the course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.

What you need to know before you enrol

100% attendance and punctuality is expected from all students. This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time. Each session has (an) Assignment task(s) attached which you need to complete as you progress through the qualification building your knowledge, skills and self-awareness in line with the CPCAB progression model. There is internal assessment only. For further information, please visit: ICSK-L2 Candidate Guide (cpcab.co.uk)

What you need

Confident in using computers autonomously and independently. Access to a computer and reliable internet connection You may also wish to bring your tablet or electronic devices to use in class. A willingness to participate in activities and commitment to completing tasks and assignments independently within stated deadlines.

What you can do next

Once you have completed this qualification (ICSK-L2) you can continue training to become a counsellor by doing CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) or move into the area of life coaching by doing the Level 2 and then3 Certificate in Life Coaching Studies (LC- L2/L3).


  • Full fee
  • Concession fee
  • This course may be available for free