CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
If you already have a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor and learn about theories, ethics and practices. Then this course is for you!
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This qualification has a strong focus on experiential areas such as professional discussion and workshops; seminars; projects and presentations; learning reviews; simulated counselling practice; case studies; and simulated group training supervision. The course seeks to recreate real-life counselling scenarios, and will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.
This course is not suitable for anyone who has had a recent bereavement or trauma and not suitable for personal therapy.
Successfully passing this course will not qualify you as a counsellor, but will further develop your knowledge and skills in order to take your next steps towards becoming fully-qualified.
This one year course normally runs on a Tuesday, 17:00 – 20:00, with one Saturday per term, starting in September. Applications close at the end of May each year although late applications may be accepted if places are still available.
- You will be expected to have successfully completed the previous level in this subject area or similar
- A portfolio/examples of work will be required for this course
- Life skills, experience and maturity are important
- You should have some basic computer skills including being able to save and locate files and access websites
- Each application is considered on individual merit
- Entry is subject to an informal interview
- The learner must be over the age of 19
Learning outcomes include:
- 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
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
- Continuous assessment during the course
- Portfolio of evidence
- Practical examination
- Written examination
- No additional equipment required
Any costs above are approximate and may change.
- No additional costs