Level 3

CPCAB Counselling Theory and Skills Level 3 Certificate

Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME DAY 2020
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME EVENING 2020
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Year Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME DAY 2020
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME EVENING 2020
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview


Important note for new applicants

(updated 05 May 2020)

We still have spaces available for our Thurrock daytime cohort however, all new applicants for Thurrock evening and Southend daytime/evening cohorts will be placed on a waiting list due to high demand. 

If a place becomes available, we will make offers to applicants on the waiting list based on the earliest date of application.


This programme is the required progression route from 7436 Counselling Skills for those seeking entry onto the Diploma in Counselling. The Counselling studies programme continues to build upon your counselling Skills alongside developing theoretical understanding of the three main approaches to counselling (Person Centred Experiential model. Cognitive Behavioural models and Psychodynamic traditions).

The course will further explore ethical requirements for counsellors alongside an understanding of procedural issues for agency work and an emphasis on continued personal awareness within this holistic approach to training. This is a part time course 3 hours a week with a requirement for 10 hours of personal therapy (additional cost to the candidate). Assessment is through a range of techniques which will include essays, presentations, portfolios of evidence, case review, role play and agency research exam.

Course start date: please note this course will start during the week commencing 14 Sep 2020, the specific start day is to be confirmed.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE D/5 or Functional Skills Level 1 in maths and English
  • Counselling Skills Level 2 qualification
  • You will need to attend an entrance interview to determine your suitability for the course against CPCAB candidate entry requirements, details of which can be found here: http://www.cpcab.co.uk/qualifications/.

Course Structure

Build your counselling skills alongside developing a theoretical understanding of the three main approaches to counselling:

  • Person centred experiential model
  • Cognitive behavioural models
  • Psychodynamic traditions

Assessment & Feedback

  • Essays
  • Presentations
  • Portfolios of evidence
  • Case review
  • Role play
  • Agency research exam

Course Cost

Advanced learner loan may be available

Adult, Part time day: £800
Adult, Part time evening: £800

Course fee based on 2018-19 for UK/EU students.

What Next...

  • You can progress onto one of our Level 4 Diplomas in Therapeutic Counselling subject to a satisfactory interview, written assessment, appropriate completion of Level 3 and tutor approval
  • You can also progress to higher education at university or college, including our FdA Counselling programme at University Centre South Essex