The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies is intended for those who 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. There is potential for this qualification to be helpful for learners looking for employment in the vocational sector where helping skills are used.
Counselling – Studies (Theories & Practices)
The course is a one year part time evening programme, held on Tuesday evenings 17:00-20:00 along with one Saturday per term. From September 2021, this will be a blended course with some lessons online and some face to face at the College. The next course will begin in September 2022.
The qualification you will receive is a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies awarded by CPCAB. It is made up of seven learning outcomes and associated assessment criteria. The structure is based on the seven processes of the CPCAB model:
- Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor
- Working within a counselling relationship
- Working with client diversity in counselling work
- Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
- Working with self-awareness in the counselling process
- Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills
- Working self-reflectively as a counsellor
You will be assessed internally by reflection, assignments, tutor observation and testimony as well as externally under exam conditions.
Candidates must have successfully completed the Level 2 in Counselling Skills either from Pembrokeshire College or another counselling training provider within the past three years. If with another provider it must cover similar topics. To apply for this course, you must be over 18 years old.
Acceptance onto this course is subject to a written essay and an interview.
The cost of the course for 2021/2022 is £925.00. You are able to set up a payment plan to pay in installments.
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.