Your Future starts today! Runshaw College offers Level 2, Level 3 and Level 4 in Counselling. The courses are designed to provide the maximum flexibility to students from a wide range of circumstances and diverse backgrounds, allowing them to gain skills and knowledge based on nationally agreed standards of competence. Find out more about these courses below.

  • Welcome to Counselling Level 2 & 3

    Nicola Holland

    Job Title: Course Leader for Counselling Level 2

    As a Runshaw counselling alumni student herself, Nicola is dedicated to inspiring, and developing equally passionate, safe, and resilient counselling students.

    Nicola is a BACP registered Person-Centred counsellor in regular supervised practiced. Nicola is well grounded in her theoretical approach and has a strong commitment to her ethical framework and professional standards. Nicola has real experience of working with a diverse range of clients and presenting issues, knowledge which she brings to life on her taught courses, offering students a real flavour of using counselling skills in a professional agency setting.

    Completing all her professional training here at Runshaw, Nicola has first-hand experience of the assessment structure and requirements of the CPCAB awarding body across all levels of study. Nicola is committed to a student-centred approach and models Person-Centred conditions of empathic understanding, acceptance, and authenticity. Currently, Nicola is the course leader for Level 2 Counselling Skills, also teaching on the Level 3 Counselling Studies courses.

  • Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 CPCAB

    Adults (19+)

    Counselling Skills involve the ability to listen to another person and hear exactly what they are trying to say, from their point of view. This portfolio based course is designed for those who want to learn listening/counselling skills to help others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity, or those who want to find out more about this field. The awarding body for this course is the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

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  • Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 CPCAB

    Adults (19+)

    This course provides learning experiences which will enable you to develop and practise counselling skills. It will also increase your knowledge/understanding of such skills and look at counselling theories in more depth. It is specifically designed for those who want to take the next step towards training to become a counsellor. The awarding body for this course is the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

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  • Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 CPCAB

    Adults (19+)

    This part-time qualification gives learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency context. It is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role in a counselling agency in both health care and non-medical settings. Learners with sufficient experience can also begin working as independent practitioners in private practice. The course is delivered one day a week over two years.

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