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CPCAB

Our largest Counselling programme to date...

York Learning has been delivering the CPCAB Counselling Training Courses since 2013 and in that time we have grown to become one of the biggest training centres for CPCAB in the whole of Yorkshire.

All members of the Counselling tutor team are fully qualified counsellors as well as experienced tutors with an extensive amount of knowledge and experience that they bring to the classroom. The counselling team are very passionate about providing the highest quality training from Level 2 to Level 4 and we put our learners at the centre of everything we do.

Here at York Learning we pride ourselves on being aware of and responsive to the specific needs of adult learners.  We respect and appreciate that on most occasions our learners will be balancing their counselling training with other commitments and priorities such as work, family and child care; often our learners also travel from out of the local area to attend weekly sessions.

With this in mind, from September 2021 all of our courses will be delivered through a blended learning model so that we can continue to offer our learners an inclusive and engaging learning environment.  The courses will combine high quality, interactive online teaching (via Zoom) with more traditional face to face learning from our premises at The Centre @ Burnholme.

Please see below for details of our online information events coming up in the week of the 3 May 2021. If you are unsure of the correct level for you please feel free to join more than one session. We will begin taking applications after these sessions.

If you have any further questions or queries after exploring our website then email us at yorklearningcounselling@york.gov.uk and we will be delighted to support and guide you in your next steps.

Anna-Marie Gillman
Programme Lead: York Learning Counselling

Date and time of course(s)

Tuesday mornings, from 5 October 2021 to 5 July 2022, 9:30am – 12:30pm – FULL
Tuesday evenings, from 5 October 2021 to 5 July 2022, 6 – 9pm – FULL
Wednesday evenings, from 6 October 2021 to 6 July 2022, 6 – 9pm – FULL

Purpose

This one year part time qualification is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge, skills and competencies to use counselling skills ethically and safely in a variety of contexts and roles.

This qualification is for:

  • Those starting the first level of training as a professional counsellor
  • Those who want to learn counselling skills in other professional or helping roles
  • Those who want to improve their professional and personal relationships as part of personal development

This qualification could lead to employment or increase employability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

It provides additional skills for those already in employment likely to lead to increased opportunities for promotion and advancement.

More Information

Click here for a detailed overview of the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills offered by York Learning and to learn more about what it is like to study with us.

To find out more or to speak with a member of the team please email us at yorklearningcounselling@york.gov.uk

All of our CPCAB courses take place at The Centre @ Burnholme. Click here to find out more about the venue. 

Grace
I have really enjoyed level 2. Learning about skills in counselling has made me even more passionate about pursuing a career in this area of work. I do volunteer with York Mind on a Sunday with Sunday coffee club and this enables me to learn about issues that people face in the community in regards to their mental health and I find this very rewarding to be able to help. I have enjoyed learning about the boundaries involved in helping roles, different charities in York and the skills involved that we practice in our lessons. I have progressed in level 2; engaging in lessons and learning vital skills in more depth such as listening and empathy. I have found the self-awareness part of the course really useful and have learnt a lot about myself.
Natalie B
Level 2 skills course has been eye opening. There are so many aspects to helping and developing these skills. Since starting the course I have enjoyed the different units and what they each offer.
Natalie H
My experience is this has been a supportive and welcoming learning space, where I feel I have learnt both helping skills and about myself. Whilst it is a fast paced course, it is easy to keep up to date with the material and I feel I will be able to use the skills I am learning here to help other people.

Date and time of course(s)

Tuesday mornings from 21 September 2021 to 5 July 2022, 9:30am – 12:30pm – FULL
Tuesday evenings from 21 September 2021 to 5 July 2022, 6 – 9pm – FULL
Wednesday evenings from 22 September 2021 to 6 July 2022, 6 – 9pm – FULL

Purpose

This one year part time qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised Level 2 qualification in counselling skills and want to:

  • take the next step in training to become a counsellor
  • learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
  • be prepared for future work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting

This qualification does not lead directly to employment as a counsellor but can lead to employment in a related field.  It is primarily designed as a ‘pre-practitioner training’ for a professional counselling qualification such as the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Click here for a detailed overview of the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies offered by York Learning and to learn more about what it is like to study with us.

To find out more or to speak with a member of the team please email us at yorklearningcounselling@york.gov.uk

All of our CPCAB courses take place at The Centre @ Burnholme. Click here to find out more about the venue. 

Sam
York learning counselling courses are not just a qualification in counselling. It is a truly life changing experience and one which I am so grateful to have chosen. The tutors are supportive and caring every step of the way. A truly worthwhile experience.
Charly
York learning made my journey to start a new career easy. There’s support whenever you need it and the teaching is much more personable than I’ve ever experienced. So glad I’m doing this through them and very grateful they exist!!
Bek
I have really enjoyed the level 3 with York Learning, I feel we are really being trained for the realities of the work and we have had great support from the tutor.

Date and time of the course

Tuesdays, 10:00am – 5:00pm, from 14 September 2021 to 14 July 2022 (Year 1) and 13 September 2022 to 11 July 2023 (Year 2), 10am – 5pm. – FULL

Purpose

This two-year part time professional qualification will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor within an agency context initially, and the structure to progress to independent private practice with additional experience, support from a clinical supervisor and continuing professional development.  The course is based on a relational philosophy of counselling, primarily using the Person Centred Approach.  However, you will also study and practice other ‘self with other’ counselling theories that underpin and complement the Person Centred Approach, such as Attachment Theory and Transactional Analysis, to give you a robust foundation for your professional counselling practice and a framework to integrate other theories and modalities in the future if you wish to do so.

The course is BACP recognised which means that during your training you are eligible to apply for student membership to the BACP.   On successful completion of the course you will gain approved qualified counsellor status and be eligible to become a full member of BACP and work towards accreditation if desired.

Click here for a detailed overview of the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling offered by York Learning and to learn more about what it is like to study with us.

To find out more or to speak with a member of the team please email us at yorklearningcounselling@york.gov.uk

All of our CPCAB courses take place at The Centre @ Burnholme. Click here to find out more about the venue. 

Roger
The overall depth and quality of the course is excellent. The tutors are warm, supportive and yet at the same time challenging which is exactly the right combination as they have guided us in developing the skills to become counsellors.
Alex
I am a second year student on the level 4 diploma in counselling. The application and preparation process was very thorough and helpful. The tutors are supportive and encouraging. The course provides a really good mix of theory and practice.
Margaret
My journey with York learning started in 2015 before moving to the area and right from the start my experience was one of friendly encouragement from the administration staff which made a huge difference as I was new to the area. Since then I have studied Counselling at levels 2, 3 and 4 and completed my Diploma in July 2019. Throughout my time with York learning I have been supported and facilitated in whatever way I have needed to be successful in my studies. This has been the first time that I have felt accepted in an educational setting, and as such has proved to be life changing.