Course code: CSWS001P
Subject area: Counselling
Study level: Part Time
Course level: 3
6:00pm - 9:00pm
21st Sept 2023 - 23rd May 2024
01235 555 585
The Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies is intended for people who want to take the next step towards becoming a counsellor by continuing their training towards entry to a Level 4 Diploma programme; or for those who need exceptional communication skills in their job, for instance, healthcare professionals.The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies deepens your comprehension of the three main theoretical approaches to counselling: Psychodynamic, Person-centred and Cognitive Behavioural, as well as Transactional Analysis. The course provides the opportunity to strengthen your use of counselling skills in the workplace, building on the skills learnt in Level 2, and prepares you for the professional Diploma in Counselling, Level 4 course.The tutors are themselves working counsellor practitioners who have a passion to maintain the standards of the profession and encourage the best qualities within their students. Students will develop supportive peer relationships, as group work is a key element of the training. This qualification does not lead to counselling employment. It is designed as pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could also provide professional development or lead to employment for those working in a related field.
This course is validated by the CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body). CPCAB is an organisational member of the European Association for Counselling and their qualifications are internationally available. For more information, the CPCAB website can be accessed on www.cpcab.co.uk.
Modules include understanding the counselling relationship, ethical contexts and working empathically with difference and diversity issues, exploring theories of counselling and mental health that underpin counselling practice, working within a user-centred approach, using reflection and supervision to support counselling studies and practice.
During the course you will study a range of topics including:
• Preparing to work within an ethical framework for counselling• Understanding the counselling relationship• Working with difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding• Practising within a user-centred approach to Counselling• Using counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice• Understanding theories of counselling and mental health• Delivering and responding to feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studiesThere is a minimum expectation of three to six hours per week for the time spent completing homework tasks and independent study. This is likely to fluctuate at key points during the course, such as before the external reflective review exam paper and when working on assignments.To achieve the Counselling Studies Level 3 Certificate, learners must be assessed as proficient in all of the mandatory learning units and must be assessed as proficient in both internal and external assessments.The course has two formal assessment elements and candidates need to be proficient in both to pass the course:• External Reflective Review exam• Portfolio of evidence, which will involve a variety of documents including assignments, reviews of your learning and feedbackThe expectation from CPCAB is that learners have a minimum of 80-85% attendance and it is essential learners are able to attend the first session.
16 - 18 Fee
Tuition Fee: £811.00Exam Fee: £0.00
Total Cost: £811.00
19+ Reduced Fee