Pembrokeshire College, Merlins Bridge, Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire, SA61 1SZ


Counselling Studies

Counselling Studies

Counselling Studies Course

CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Aimed at those with a recognised qualification in counselling skills to advance their training to become a counsellor. Learners will delve into the study of theories, ethics, and practices essential for the counselling profession.

SKU: 1201H7311
ID: 55354

Fees are per academic year, subject to change


Pay a deposit of £275.00 per item

Is this course right for me?

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 course normally runs one day or evening per week, for 30 weeks, starting in September.

  • You will be expected to have successfully completed the previous level in this subject area within the last two years
  • 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
  • You must attend at least 85% of the course to pass
  • Each application is considered on individual merit
  • Entry is subject to attending a course information session or 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-centered 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. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Continuous assessment during the course
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination

On successful completion you may want to do the Level 4 Counselling Therapeutic course.

  • No additional equipment required

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

  • You will be encouraged to join a professional body such as the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) or equivalent
  • You will be encouraged to seek personal counselling

Any costs above are approximate and may change. For information on refunds and course cancellations please see the fee policy.

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Last updated: 11/03/2024
The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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