Level 3

CPCAB Counselling Theory and Skills Level 3 Certificate

Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME DAY 12/09/2022
£800 * Southend Campus
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME EVENING 12/09/2022
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Cost Available Locations
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME DAY 12/09/2022
£800 * Southend Campus
1 YEAR ADULT PART TIME EVENING 12/09/2022
£800 * Southend Campus, Thurrock Campus

Overview

Important: This course has reached capacity. Applications are still open but you will be added to a waiting list

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.

Entry Requirements

  • GCSE grade D/3 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

Important: This course has reached capacity. Applications are still open but you will be added to a waiting list

Course fee based on 2021-22 for UK residents. Non-UK citizens will need to provide sufficient document/s confirming your right to live and study in the UK e.g. confirmation of settled status.

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