Regulated qualifications & 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
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.