Regulated Qualifications and Progression Route
CPCAB are dedicated to providing the best counselling and life coaching qualifications. By continually reviewing the latest research into effective counselling we guarantee that our qualifications are up-to-date and relevant.
The CPCAB model of practitioner development underpins all our qualifications. The model is research informed and continually evolving, and can be applied across a wide range of counselling modalities and training programmes.
We also have a unique progression route (below) which provides a clearly defined pathway to becoming a qualified counsellor. In addition, the progression route is directly linked to the service levels used when practising as a counsellor.
Level 2 Qualifications for candidates with no previous training or experience who are looking to start their counselling training journey.
Level 3 Qualifications for candidates who have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.
Level 4 Qualifications for candidates who have undertaken level 3 counselling skills training e.g. our Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies or equivalent.
Level 5 Qualifications for candidates who have undertaken a level 4 diploma e.g our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent.
(PC-L5) Qual No. 500/8386/7 46 credits | 120 hours
(CBT-L5) Qual No. 500/8460/4 39 credits | 120 hours
Level 6 Qualification for candidates who have undertaken a level 5 diploma e.g. our Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling or equivalent, plus have at least 1 years post-qualifying experience of supervised client work.
(TCSU-L6) Qual No. 500/8222/X 33 credits | 90 hours
Foundation Degree candidates will begin with the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.