Qualifications

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  1. What would tutors be looking for at the TC-L4 interview?
    In addition to successful completion of the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies courses or ...
  2. I have just completed CPCAB's xxxx qualification. What letters can I put after my name?
    It is not usual to put anything after your name until level 4 has been reached. The normal letters for the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) is “Dip.Co...
  3. Is a psychology degree an acceptable entry qualification for the Level 4 diploma?
    A psychology degree is a knowledge based qualification which requires a high level of academic ability. Counselling is a relational activity which depends on pe...
  4. Can TC-L4 placement hours consist of work I do with children?
    All candidates must undertake sufficient client hours to demonstrate their ability to work with adults. In practice this means that only a proportion of client ...
  5. I've lost my CPCAB certificate. Can I have a replacement?
    Yes - complete form CR8 which explains what identification is required and the administration fee that is chargeable.
  6. If I already have counselling qualifications do I have to start at level 2?
    If you have already gained counselling skills and theory qualifications with a minimum of 150 GLH with another awarding organisation, it may be possible to star...
  7. Can I transfer credit from CPCAB qualifications to a University course?
    Although all CPCAB qualifications are credit rated these credits are not equivalent to HE credits or CAT (Credit Accumulation and Transfer) points. Howev...
  8. What qualifications are equivalent to CSK-L2?
    The CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) is made up of 90 GLH (Guided Learning Hours). This is the time spent in the classroom and should no...
  9. Why is my CPCAB course not accredited by BACP?
    CPCAB offers qualifications which are assessed to a national standard. These qualifications are regulated by Ofqual (the qualifications and examinations regu...
  10. Can candidates with the Relate L4 progress to the CPCAB L5 qualifications?
    No. The Relate qualifications offer a specific training for working for Relate, they are not equivalent to a generic counselling training qualification for work...
  11. Can Relate qualifications be used towards any HE qualifications?
    Yes. Candidates with Relate L4 and L5 qualifications can progress to Relate's own Postgraduate Diploma in Psychosexual Therapy and MA programme (offered at Donc...
  12. How many credits are CPCAB qualifications worth?
    All CPCAB regulated qualifications have a credit value and are on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF). Their individual credit values can be found i...
  13. Where is my nearest training centre?
    CPCAB qualifications are delivered in FE Colleges, Adult Education Centres and Private Training Centres. Use our training centre finder to find your nearest CPC...
  14. I am moving to another country, where I will be seeking employment or wishing to engage in further study. How will CPCAB qualifications be rated in terms of equivalence in that country?
    The European Qualifications Framework (EQF) offers an overarching framework for establishing equivalence across qualifications in Europe. CPCAB qualification...
  15. I already have a degree - can I start at the level 4 diploma?
    The qualifications required as entry to the Level 4 Diploma are CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counsell...
  16. Am I eligible to receive funding?
    Individual financial assistance may be available. To find out more contact your nearest CPCAB training centre or the Open University or read our guide to fun...
  17. I wish to make a formal complaint – where do I start?
    If you have any concerns at all about your training, we strongly recommend that you try to sort them out informally if at all possible, as soon as you can; once...