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Taster Day

Taster Day

Take the first step on your training journey and develop some of the skills you need to be a counsellor for children and young people. 

Taster Day

Place2Be’s Taster Day is the mandatory starting point for our qualifications and an introduction to our work supporting children and young people through talking, creative work and play.

We run Taster Days throughout the year so keep checking this page for new dates.

Key information

  • Length:
  • 9.30am – 4.30pm
  • Frequency:
  • One session
  • Manchester 17 Aug 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 18 Aug 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 28 Aug 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 06 Sep 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 16 Sep 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 24 Sep 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • London 27 Sep 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • Manchester 14 Sep 2022 09:30 - 16:30
  • Future courses – bookings open soon:
  • We release dates on a monthly basis


Course details

What it covers:

  • Understanding Place2Be’s approach and work in schools
  • An introduction to some key concepts in child counselling
  • Communicating through therapeutic play
  • Knowing the training pathway for child counselling
  • Planning possible next steps for trainees


Useful for those who:

  • Want to enrol on a specific Place2Be course within 12 months
  • Are interested in doing further training with Place2Be, but don’t know where to start
  • Already work with children or young people and want to develop their skills
  • Are interested in learning about counselling for children and young people

Entry requirements



Not accredited. A requirement for our accredited Level 2, Level 3 and Postgraduate Diploma courses.



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


Hearing Loop

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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.


Young people talking and smiling with a counsellor

This course has given me a very good insight into counselling children. The games, sensory play and group activities were inspiring and made me more self-aware as an observer and listener.

Taster Day participant

Counsellor with child who is smiling in school

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