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Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulato (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF), Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – 30 week accredited course

Sept 2017 (17:30 – 20:45)

About the Course

» Combines participation in skills practice sessions with group discussion and tutor-led discussion covering all main areas of further counselling skills

» A particular emphasis is given to competent ethical practice in a helping role, led by self-awareness, accountability and a solid foundation of respect for the client/helpee, this will also include aspects of supervision

» The theoretical basis for this course is Person-Centred/Humanistic Counselling, it also covers Psychodynamic and Transactional Analysis Models, and a recommended reading list will be provided

» The tutoring for this course is provided by highly qualified professionals working in the field of counselling with a thorough grounding in adult education teaching

» All students will be provided with a comprehensive support structure, including a personal tutor, as well as tutorials, and pastoral support if required within the centre

Course Content

The course includes 7 Learning Outcomes covering all main areas relevant to the study of initial counselling skills and uses CPCAB’s 7 parallel processes.

• Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling

• Understand the counselling relationship

• Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding

• Work within a user-centred approach to counselling

• Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice

• Understand theories of counselling and mental health

• Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies

Assessment of the course is by Portfolio and an externally assessed written paper after watching a CPCAB DVD under exam conditions

Who Can Apply

» Anyone who has completed the Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 course and is interested in learning further counselling skills to help others – either in a voluntary or employed situation

» Previous completion of the Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 course or equivalent is required. No prior experience of counselling is required

» All applicants must be 18 years or above

» This course incorporates experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal development activities, it is not recommended for those currently experiencing emotional difficulty or suffering from present substance misuse issues

Course Summary

» The course lasts for 30 weeks, 3 hours each week

» 90 guided learning hours will take place at Ocean Quay

» This is a Level 3 course and provides candidates with 18 credits

» Progression is available to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

» No personal therapy or placement practice is required to complete this course

» £750 course fees – funding is available through 24+ Advanced Learning Loans

» 80% minimum attendance required

» Course accredited by the CPCAB

Download Application Form Here

For further information including course curriculum, contact:

Hayley Cook
Broadreach House, Unit 2. Ocean Quay,
Richmond Walk, Plymouth, PL1 4LL
Tel: 01752 566211


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