Counselling Studies CPCAB Level 3 Certificate
Validated by the CPCAB (Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body) this course is aimed at those who want to develop recognised counselling skills in the workplace or wish to develop their career as a professional counsellor.
NOTE: You will only be accepted on the course by an essential interview with a member(s) of the Counselling Team. You must also bring a copy of all certificates (from other training organisations and colleges) to the interview.
You need to be over 19 years old and have:
- Completed an Introductory Course in Counselling of a minimum of 30 hours
- Achieved the Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate and have relevant occupational experience.
You will study the following seven units:
- The professional framework of the counsellor
- The counselling relationship
- Client diversity
- The service user-centred approach
- Personal awareness in counselling
- Counselling concepts and skills
- Person-centred counselling theory
- Supervision and self-reflection.
Tutor led material and group discussion. There will be continuous assessment with portfolio production, essays, case study, personal journal and self, peer and tutor assessment.
Towards the end of the course you will be examined externally on your ability to identify Level 3 Counselling Theory and complete a Candidate Learning Record.
Further study and career options
Successful completion of the course, along with your Counselling Skills Level 2 Certificate, enables you to progress on to our Therapeutic Counselling Level 4 Diploma.
You can expect additional study time of 4 hours per week. Six hours of personal counselling is now a requirement of the course.
If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. Alternatively, you can pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable. Find out more about your payment options and how your loan could be written off at www.bedford.ac.uk/loans