This Level 3 qualification aims to develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2. This qualification enables learners to work towards becoming a reflective counselling practitioner by considering theories of human development, self-awareness, supervision and issues of difference and diversity. It also provides knowledge and understanding of the core theories that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological problems and how they may be approached. The specialist skills and knowledge gained in this qualification will be applicable in a range of working contexts. It will enable learners to understand the need for a firm grasp of a coherent theoretical approach to counselling or supporting others.
The course requires four mandatory units to be studied: developing and practising counselling skills, understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills, working ethically in helping relationships and understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others.
20 weeks plus 4 Saturday sessions
This course is assessed through personal journals, a portfolio of work and essays, and practical demonstration.
Availability & Enrolment:
School Leavers under the age of 19 do not have to pay fees on any full time courses, though may have to pay for their second year if turning 19 during their studies.
If you’re aged 19 or over you might qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan. It’s easy to apply for and you won’t have to pay anything back until you’re earning over £25,000. Find more information on Advanced Learner Loans on our website.
If you are studying a part-time course and you receive one of the following benefits, or you depend financially on someone who does, you may be entitled to have your tuition fees waived:
- Universal Credit
- Income Support
You will, however, have to pay any awarding body/assessment fees (unless you are on a first full level 2 course).
* If you are in receipt of Working Tax Credit or receive other allowances, you may be eligible to claim concessionary rates. If you are entitled to a fee concession you will be asked to provide proof of your entitlement.
It is essential that you inform us if your entitlement changes at any time during your course.
For any questions about fees, remissions and entitlements, please contact our helpful Careers Team on 01329 815 200.