Counselling Certificate Level 3





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About the course

You will explore Person-Centred, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural theories and use these theories to develop your understanding of skills, considering how theory relates to counselling interactions. In this exciting course you will develop knowledge of the Humanistic theorists and concepts. This learning is enhanced by the study of Gestalt, Psychosynthesis and Existential approaches. 

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills
  • Level 2 oral and written communication skills  
  • Take part in an information session
  • Good general education
What will I do on this course?
  • Candidates will develop insights into major schools of counselling and psychotherapy
  • Develop and practice skills and techniques from the different counselling approaches
  • Develop the essential qualities for establishing and maintaining a sound counselling relationship
  • Become aware of the skills and subtlety of integrative counselling
Who is it for?

The Advanced Counselling Certificate and is for you when you have successfully completed the Level 2 counselling certificate and wish to increase your knowledge and practice of counselling theory and skills. The course leads towards the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, or can be used to enhance your opportunities in other careers in the fields of Care, Guidance, Mediation, Social Work or Nursing.

How Is this course assessed?

You will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your learning and enhance your experience of the course. These include journal writing, presentations, essay writing, personal reflection, creative work, practical skills assessments and an externally marked examination paper. All written work will need to be word processed and handed in on time. You will need to book a day off work in preparation for the exam.

What could I do next?

From here you can progress onto the Edexcel Level 5 Professional Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling. 



How old will you be when the course starts?

16-18 19+
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