How to Become a CPCAB Centre

To become a CPCAB centre and deliver our qualifications, you will need to fill in one of three application options; regulated qualification, tailor made qualification or CPD endorsement. To apply to offer additional qualifications as an existing centre, please follow the same process outlined above.

To become an approved tutor and teach CPCAB qualifications, you will need to gain approval from CPCAB by completing the online tutor CV proforma. This is the only format in which we can accept CVs. In order to complete this proforma accurately it is important to read our guide to tutor-assessor qualifications and experience. If you are already an approved tutor and would like to apply to teach further qualifications, you will need to amend and resubmit your existing online tutor CV. 

Our centre service team are here to support you throughout the application process. If you have any queries or would like to discuss the application process in more detail, please contact us on 01458 850 350.

To become a recognised CPCAB centre you have three options:

Option 1

Regulated Qualifications

CPCAB offers regulated counselling qualifications, from an introductory Level 2 to a practitioner Level 4 (and beyond to supervision Level 6). These qualifications form our progression route that guides a learner to a voluntary counsellor register approved by the Professional Standards Authority. We also offer additional regulated qualifications that allow learners to focus on specific practices such as Life Coaching and Substance Misuse.

Our qualifications are delivered in a range of settings including private training providers, large colleges and the workplace.

Find out more about our regulated qualifications and progression route.

Customising Regulated Qualifications

CPCAB qualifications can be customised to focus on particular therapeutic approaches or to target certain client groups or contexts. Customised qualifications are given descriptors that are appended to our formal qualification titles and appear on all provided certification.

Find out more about customising CPCAB qualifications.

To help support your CPCAB application, please see our guidance document.

Option 2

Tailor Made Qualifications

CPCAB offers a tailor made accredited qualification service which is designed and delivered by you – resulting in training that is tailored to the specific needs of your organisation and learners.

Our tailor made qualifications service provides you with support in designing new qualifications or reviewing existing training programmes and approving/accrediting them where appropriate. Unlike our regulated qualifications, CPCAB bespoke qualifications do not require external assessment.

Find out more about tailor made qualifications.

To help support your CPCAB application, please see our guidance document.

Option 3

CPD Endorsement

CPCAB offers a Continuing Professional Development (CPD) endorsement service which enhances counselling training programmes by offering quality assurance and recognition from CPCAB, an awarding organisation with over 25 years of expertise in counselling training.

CPD is suitable for counselling related training programmes where no assessment is required and there are no more than 30 training hours.

Find out more about CPD endorsement.

To help support your CPCAB application, please see our guidance document.

Additional Guidance and Information for Applicants

Starting from Scratch

Lastly, find out what it's like to set up and run a CPCAB-accredited counselling training centre in the short video above. Featuring interviews with tutors and students at Chapters Counselling & Training in County Durham, the video looks at some of the aspects of setting up and running a centre.

Centre Service Team

If you would like to discuss becoming an accredited centre or would like to know more about running our counselling qualifications, our centre service team will be happy to help. Please call us on 01458 850350.

CPCAB centre service team
Jackie Rice
Centre Service Manager
01458 850 350
CPCAB centre service team
Rachael Hann
Centre Service Assistant
01458 850 350