Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counsellor practitioner training. The course forms part of the entry requirement for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4).



Academic Year: 2022/23

Course Code: 10405

Campus: Bangor, Lisburn, Newtownards

Study Type: Part-Time

Education Level Further Education

Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 12:30-16:00
Part-Time
Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30

Course Overview

There will be a focus on learning more about counselling theory, ethics, and mental health in preparation for further training, and be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.     This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications, but it could lead to employment in a related field.       

To achieve the qualification, candidates must be assessed as proficient in all 7 learning outcomes and must be assessed as proficient in both internal and external assessment. Candidates must provide two pieces of evidence for each criterion.

In addition, the Candidate Learning Record, when complete, must include references to all three assessment methods (written documents, tutor observations and testimony). This course also involves student presentations and role play which is observed.  

On Wednesday 8th June 2022 - We are holding an Information Evening for both Level 2 & Level 3 CPCAB Counselling courses.

This will be a chance for you to come and hear all the information about the courses and ask any questions. 

Presentation will start at 4pm in the Newtownards Campus and also we will be holding the same presentation in the Bangor campus at 4pm on the same date.         

Please choose which campus suits you best to attend. 

Ideal If:

You wish to advance from CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills and take the next step in training to becoming a counsellor.   

You'll Learn:

There will be a focus on developing an understanding of how to form and sustain a counsellor client relationship and on some of the main issues of concern to counsellors client relationships and on some of the main issues of concern to counsellors working in an agency setting. Student will be expected to work on further developing their self awareness and relationships with others.

If you need any further details please contact us at admissions@serc.ac.uk. 

You'll Love:

Learning about more specialised Counselling techniques

You'll Progress:

If successful you go progress to Level 4 Counselling.

You'll Need:

To apply students must be aged 19 or over and have completed the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Due to the nature of the course this qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological distress.

Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

Related Courses

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling

This is a national recognised qualification on the new Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The course is intended for candidates who have acquired the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (or its APL and/or APEL equivalent).

Level 2 Certificate Counselling Skills

This qualification is suitable if you wish to learn initial counselling skills to help and support others, either in a voluntary or employed capacity.

Level 2 Diploma in Health and Social Care (Adults) (Northern Ireland)

Competence-based qualification (NVQ) QCF based programme

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counsellor practitioner training. The course forms part of the entry requirement for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4).

Available Sessions Summary

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Lisburn
12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30
Part-Time
Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 12:30-16:00
Part-Time
Newtownards
12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30

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Available Sessions

The following sessions are available to apply for:

Course Type Title Campus Start Spaces Fee
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Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies
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Lisburn

12/09/2022
Day: Thursday
Time: 18:00-21:30

13

£493.00

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FE
Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies
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Newtownards

12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 12:30-16:00

4

£493.00

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FE
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Y10405NE1A
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Newtownards

12/09/2022
Day: Tuesday
Time: 18:00-21:30

5

£493.00

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