Course overview

Counselling Level 3 City of Bristol College

A full-time, one-year counselling course in Bristol. This course is for adults aged 19+.

This course will give you the opportunity to explore humanistic, psychodynamic and cognitive behavioural theories.

You will use these theories to develop your understanding of counselling, and your understanding of yourself and others.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is an Advanced Counselling Certificate for anyone who has successfully completed the Level 2 counselling certificate. It will increase your knowledge of counselling theory and skills.

The course leads onto the Foundation Degree in Counselling at City of Bristol College.

This can be used to enhance your opportunities in other careers in the fields of care, guidance, mediation, social work or nursing.

What you'll learn

The Level 3 course covers a broad range of theory from the three main approaches to counselling: Humanistic, Cognitive-Behavioural and Psychodynamic.

You will have the opportunity to learn about the theory, and also to reflect upon the theory in relation to ‘self’ as the invitation is to gain in self-awareness through learning about the theory. You will also learn about the therapeutic relationship, working with difference and diversity, and the nature and purpose of supervision in counselling.

Course entry requirements

To join this course you will need to have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling skills and have a Level 2 in English (written and oral).

How is the course delivered and assessed?

During this course, 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 and you will need to book a day off work in preparation for the exam.

Future career and study opportunities

After successfully completing this course you can seek an appropriate employment role or alternatively you may apply for the Foundation Degree in Counselling at the City of Bristol College.

Additional costs

There are no additional costs for this course.

To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses are online for the time being. 

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