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Level 2 Award: Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Access)

Level 2 Award: Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Access)

An introduction to the counselling skills and theory useful for everyday life with children and young people. 

Coronavirus update

We have now re-opened courses for application.

Whilst we continue to monitor government guidelines on coronavirus please note that all posted dates will be subject to change.

All courses will be capped at a smaller number, and will be risk assessed to ensure that we remain compliant with social distancing measures in order to ensure the safety of students and tutors.

Level 2 Award: Counselling Skills for Working with Children (Access)

Place2Be’s Level 2 Award is a vital step to further counselling training and an opportunity to learn the theories and techniques used by our mental health professionals.

We run our Level 2 Award throughout the year so keep checking this page for new dates.

Course details

What it covers:

  • Developing core counselling skills and theory
  • Building relationships and understanding attachment theory
  • Improving your communication and self-awareness with children
  • Coming up with creative strategies to support children
  • Planning possible next steps for trainees, including our Level 3 Certificate.

Useful for those who:

  • Want to develop key counselling and therapeutic play skills to support their work or everyday life with children and young people
  • Are starting their training journey and want to specialise in child counselling.

Entry requirements

You must:

  • Have attended a Place2Be Taster Day within 12 months of enrolling on the Level 2 course
  • Be able to attend all sessions, unless there are exceptional circumstances
  • Have internet access to use our learning platform.


  • Accredited by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Includes 43 ‘guided learning’ hours.

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Payment options

The fee for the Level 2 Award is £895. You can choose how to pay:

Option A) Full Course Fee of £895

Option B) 2 payments of £447.50 one month apart

Find out more

Get in touch using our enquiries form or call us on 020 7923 5558.

Safe learning environments

Read Place2Be's guidance on the coronavirus (COVID-19).


Trainee counsellors playing with toys in a sand tray

The trainers were exceptional. They were professional, warm and compassionate and were able to extend and stretch our understanding a huge amount during group discussions, while still confidently addressing any misconceptions we had.

Level 2 participant

Counsellor with child who is smiling in school


If your preferred course is full please choose an available date or email qualify@place2be.org.uk to register interest.

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