Starting Your Journey... 

In your first year of study at Heartwood you will combine a CPCAB Level 2 in Counselling Skills with  a CPCAB Level 3 in Counselling Studies.  No previous experience or training is required when you start at Level 2. 

Level 2 starts in January and Level 3 starts in April. You will then be in a position to apply for the Level 4 Diploma starting in September.


This first year of training is really important and getting the right support is vital to your success. you will undergo lots of self development and grow in self awareness. Sometimes this can be a challenge and at Heartwood we provide a supportive and encouraging environment for students to spend time reflecting on their formative experiences.

This is a blossoming time for students and you will grow in self confidence as you experience the powerful effect of your new skills. Your tutors will develop a close relationship with you over this first year and  give you  feedback and direction to encourage your development as a competent counsellor.

Certificate in Counselling Skills (CPCAB Level 2) 

This course is the starting point for your training, one day a week for 13 sessions. You will learn about the core conditions for creating a helping interaction and do lots of personal development. You will develop a range of skills and techniques which you can use to help people in distress. It is a useful standalone CPD training to people who already work, (or are thinking about working) in a caring profession.

Entry Information:

  • No previous training is required
  • This course costs £550 in total.  This includes VAT @ 20% and CPCAB registration fee
  • Starts 12th January 2015 - 2nd March 2015.  School holidays are avoided whenever possible.
  • This course will run one day a week from 10am - 5pm
  • Payment options of £144 deposit plus £406 at the start of the course, or £144 plus 3 monthly instalments of £145
  • Courses available at Dartington
  • More information on CPCAB website

We are currently taking enrolments for this course;  places are limited so please us the contact form for further information and an enrolment form.

Level 2 At a glance...... 

  • Cost: £550.00
  • Frequency: One day per week
  • Duration: 13 sessions
  • Entry Requirements: No previous experience or qualifications required
  • Next Start: 12th January 2015
  • Enrolment:  Application form and £144 deposit
  • Early Bird Discount if full payment received by Nov 30th save £20 (£530 in total).
  • Assessment: Internal and external
  • Level 2


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