CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 - evening

Course code: CSAN000P

Subject area: Counselling

Study level: Part Time

Course level: 3

Course details

6:00pm - 9:00pm


15th Sep 2020 - 18th May 2021

Abingdon Campus

Contact details


01235 555 585

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies is intended for people who want to become counsellors and enter a Diploma programme or for those who need exceptional communication skills in their job, for instance, health care 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 work place, 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. Modules include understanding the counselling relationship, ethical contexts and working empathically with difference and diversity issues, theories of counselling and mental health, working within a user-centred approach, using reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.

Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling
Understand the counselling relationship
Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
Work within a user-centred approach to Counselling
Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice
Understand theories of counselling and mental health
Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies
Students who successfully complete this course will be able to apply for the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling CPCAB accredited course. This is a professional integrative counsellor training.
Learners will have completed a Level 2 Counselling Skills Course or equivalent. Learners will be required to complete an external assessment the date of which will be discussed at interview
Due to COVID-19 we are not currently planning any trips as part of your course. If we are able to organise trips during your course, the cost of these will be communicated to you at the time. Trips are optional, and you will not be penalised if you choose not to participate. Bursaries may also available to cover the cost of some trips.

There are bursaries available to help you with other course cost, call 01235 216 298 for more information.

The 19+ full fee button displays the full fee that may apply, the rules on fee reduction are complicated and we would encourage you to talk to our Admissions staff on 01235 555 585 to discuss your options. Also see the Course Fees & Finance page by searching Fees and bursaries link at the top of the screen.

16 - 18 Fee

19+ Fee

Tuition Fee: £811.00
Exam Fee: £0.00

Total Cost: £811.00

19+ Reduced Fee

CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3
Journal keeping, skills practice feedback from tutors and peers, course assignments and completion of a feedback paper in relation to a DVD showing skills practice.
Proficient use of counselling skills relevant to a helping career role.