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: 2024/25
Course Code: 10405
Campus: Newtownards
Study Type: Part-Time
Education Level Further Education
Department: Health & Care

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-12:30
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.

Customer Questions: For additional information on course content and assessment please refer to the CPCAB website CPCAB Qualifications or contact info@serc.ac.uk  

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

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.   

Learning about more specialised Counselling techniques

If successful you go progress to Level 4 Counselling.

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.

Available Sessions

The following sessions are open for application on this course:

Campus & Course Type Start
Part-Time
Newtownards
16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday
Time: 09:00-12:30

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Available Sessions

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Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies
Y10405ND1A

Newtownards

16/09/2024
Day: Tuesday

Time: 09:00-12:30

4 £478.00

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Terms & Conditions

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

We strive to ensure the description of courses on SERC's website and in publications is accurate. However, for various reasons there may be occasions when the College may need to change arrangements or be unable to deliver classes due to circumstances such as reduced funding. If there are insufficient numbers applying for a course it may not be viable to deliver the class.

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