Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This is the Foundation Course which provides entry into professional counsellor training. It is for anyone who wishes to continue to develop their theoretical understanding of counselling, further develop their counselling skills and continue to enhance their understanding of self and others.

This is also the course which provides access to those applicants who subsequently wish to train as Professional Counsellors.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Qualification / Award

The CPCAB: The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body

Next date

Monday 07th January, 2019

Time commitment

Evening Class. There are two opportunities to join the course during the academic year and you will engage in 120 hours of study time during the course; you will also need to study at home for approximately 6 hours a week. You will also have 2 tutorials each term with your personal tutor which run outside of the course hours listed below.

The course runs for 36 weeks (1 Academic year).

Duration

1 year

Inclusive cost

£905.00


Please complete a Course Application Form and submit by post or in person.

Upon receipt of your application you will be invited to an Initial Assessment Interview. This interview will take place with one of our knowledgeable Tutors in order to ensure that the course you wish to join suits your aims and needs. It is also important for you to be fully aware of the level of commitment required to successfully complete your studies. You will also have the opportunity to ask detailed questions and the chance to explore the learning environment, facilities, resources and support we offer our students.

Payment of fees

Course enrolment and fee payment directly follows the initial assessment interview. When we issue your interview invitation, we will provide you with the detailed enrolment and fee payment instructions for the course in question.

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Is this course for you?

This course is for anyone who wishes to continue to develop their theoretical understanding of counselling, further develop their counselling skills and continue to enhance their understanding of self and others. This is also the course which provides access to those applicants who subsequently wish to train as Professional Counsellors.


Entry requirements

You will need to:

  • Have Level 3 oral and written English communication skills.
  • Hold a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or have the equivalent professional or voluntary sector experience.
  • Be willing to discuss your thoughts and feelings with other students and tutors on evermore profound levels.
  • Be willing to give and receive feedback to your peers.
  • Have commitment to exploring your relationships with others and how your values, attitudes and beliefs impact on these relationships.
  • Be committed to your learning.
  • Internal Applicants: Must have tutor recommendation to progress.
  • External Applicants: Need to attend a group interview and assessment process with a Diploma in Counselling Skills tutor.

Description

As in all counselling courses, a large element of the work is based on experiential learning and observation and it involves commitment to personal development and self exploration; often the course continues to provide students with a life changing experience.

The course:

  • Enhances your theoretical understanding of counselling and continues to help you develop the skills and attitudes required to practice these approaches.
  • Encourages profound personal growth and understanding.
  • Enhances your ability to understand others and develops your ability to extend empathy.
  • Enhances your ability to work effectively transculturally and with diversity.
  • Further develops your Research and oral presentation skills.

You will also have regular meetings with one of the course tutors to discuss your learning and developmental needs.

Course content

There are 7 Units to the course, which are:

  • Working Safely
  • Relating as a Helper
  • Seeing the Client’s Perspective
  • Focusing on the Client’s Agenda
  • Using Self-awareness
  • Using & Understanding Skills
  • Reviewing and Reflecting

Cost

£ 905.00

Payment

(£840.00 + Enrolment Fee of £65.00) Payable by a deposit of £416.00 followed by 3 payments of £163.00 from January 1st to March 1st.)

There are no concessions on counselling courses.


Course objectives

The course:

  • Enhances your theoretical understanding of counselling and continues to help you develop the skills and attitudes required to practice these approaches.
  • Encourages profound personal growth and understanding.
  • Enhances your ability to understand others and develops your ability to extend empathy.
  • Enhances your ability to work effectively transculturally and with diversity.
  • Further develops your Research and oral presentation skills.

Assessment

Similarly to the Introduction Course assessment is continuous and based on a portfolio of evidence which you build throughout the duration of the course. You will also work with others in sub-groups to complete a basic Research Project into an area of diversity which interests you. With your group you will also make a short class presentation of your project.

There is also a short external assessment in which you observe a counselling session and answer a number of questions about what you have observed.


Award

The CPCAB: The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body


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