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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

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

To ensure the safety of our participants and tutors, we have implemented a Lateral Flow testing policy for all training. Once you have booked your Level 2, you will receive further details via email on this.

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.

Key information

  • Length:
  • One day a week for eight weeks, or
    One evening a week for 16 weeks
  • Frequency:
  • One session a week
  • Future courses – bookings open soon:
  • Summer 2022 courses will be published later in Spring 2021


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

For more information, please read our FAQs linked below or get in touch through our enquiries form or call us on 0207 923 5558.

Frequently Asked Questions


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If you require the use of the hearing loop please let us know via qualify@place2be.org.uk so we can discuss your needs.


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

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

Please note that your session will timeout if you are inactive for longer than 30 minutes.

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