Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Foundation Degree in Counselling with the Open University – Good News On Transitional Fees!

Source: Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Latest news (29 August 2012): We are pleased to be able to say that the Open University has confirmed that TC-L4 candidates on year 1 or year 2 of their course will be eligible for transitional fees. You should contact the Open University (by email, phone or letter) before 30 September 2012 to register your intention to study the Foundation degree.

If you are intending to qualify for the Open University Foundation Degree in Counselling you should read this notice and take the necessary steps to ensure you avoid later disappointment and don’t miss out.Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

At the Open University (as with many other education organisations) recent government policy has resulted in changes in fees. However, The OU is committed to helping those students who started their studies under the old fee structure to complete their studies at a price and pace consistent with when they started (transitional fees). Read more…

Funding News

CPCAB has introduced a new ‘Funding Update’ feature on our website to keep you informed and up-to-date with the latest funding news about the Skills Funding Agency, the LARA, FE student loans and more. Read our guide sheet Funding for centres in relation to CPCAB qualifications. Students should read our guide sheet Funding for students in relation to CPCAB qualifications.

CPCAB Accredits Relate Training

CPCAB is delighted to report our new link with the Relate Institute, the UK’s leading provider of Relationship Counselling and Counselling Training. CPCAB has been working closely with Relate over the last year and will now be the awarding organisation for their Level 4 and Level 5 Qualifications. Relate has also adopted the over-arching structure of the CPCAB model. This is an important development for CPCAB and a clear endorsement of the CPCAB approach to training.

We look forward to a long and productive partnership with this highly-regarded organisation.
See and for more details of the level 4 and level 5 qualifications.

Your Steps To Becoming A Counsellor

Choosing the best route into counselling is a vital decision – a proper training takes time and costs money. To help you make the right choice first time, we’ve put together a step-by-step guide. Take your first step by clicking on the button to the right.

Introduction to Counselling Skills: Slideshow Presentation

We have created a ‘slideshow’ about CPCAB’s Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills (ICSK-L2). It includes two short videos and aims to help prospective students:

Discover who the qualification is for and what’s meant by an “introduction to counselling skills”.
See how the short, ‘taster’ training involved how can help them to decide whether a further, more in-depth training would suit.

Get a sense of what happens on an ICSK-L2 course and the benefits of such training.

Learn more about the qualification.

Download the slideshow here and click ‘save’ or ‘save as’ when prompted.

Also see our slideshow on the benefits of counselling skills training and the benefits of counselling studies training.

If you don’t have Powerpoint you can download a free Powerpoint viewer.


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