What is this course about?

The CST-L3 Counselling studies course is for those students who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and wish to increase their knowledge and practice of counselling theory and skills. The certificate in Counselling studies is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge and skills required for progression to practitioner training as a professional counsellor. This course leads towards the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling however; you may want to use the skills and understanding you gain in a workplace or volunteering situation.  

 

What topics will I study?

The course is “experiential” and you will learn by working together with peers and the tutors as well as in personal reading and study.

 

The learning outcomes are:

  1. Prepare and work within an ethical framework for counselling relationships.

  2. Understand the counselling relationship.

  3. Understand the difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding.

  4. Work within a user-centred approach to counselling.

  5. Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice.

  6. Understand theories of counselling and mental health.

  7. Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.

 

How will my work be assessed?

Students will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your

experience on the course. These include journal writing, presentations, essay writing,

case study, personal reflection, practical skills assessment and an externally marked

examination paper.

 

Are there any specific entry requirements?

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Application and individual interview  

 

How to apply

To apply for a place on this course applications must be received via our on-line portal by Friday 3rd April 2020.

 

Course Fees and Payments

You will be invited to an interview and once you’ve been accepted onto the course you will be expected to pay a NON-REFUNDABLE deposit of £250 to secure your place on this course. The payment date for your deposit, normally within two weeks of receiving your offer, will be outlined in your individual offer email and failure to pay this by the required date will result in your place on the course being forfeited.

 

Based on the current fee advertised you may apply for a student loan for this course up to a value of £811. Where your application for a student loan is successful we will refund you £165 of your deposit.

 

If you should not be successful or you decide to self-fund your course fees you will then be expected to pay the remaining balance of £649 on the day you enrol. Course fees are non-refundable once you have enrolled.

  • *£249.00 payable on the day you enrol (TBC w/c 1st September 2020) by either, debit/credit card, cash or cheque you enrol. Payments can be made by credit/debit card, cash cheque

  • *£200.00 by direct debit on 1st November 2020

  • *£200.00 by direct debit on 1st December 2020

Full details will be outlined in your offer letter.

 

Attending your Enrolment appointment

You will be expected to attend an enrolment appointment w/c 1st September 2020 to formally be enrolled onto the course and your individual appointment will be advised to you in your offer letter.

What's Next?

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

 

What is this course about?

 The TC-L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling courses is for students who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and wish to progress in their learning and personal development towards practicing as a counsellor.

This course will provide you with the knowledge, skills and competencies to work as a therapeutic counsellor in an agency setting. The theoretical model of the course is integrative; person centred theory, transactional analysis, Clarkson’s 5 relationship model and Bowlby’s attachment theory. As you develop your knowledge and understanding of these theories, you will be encouraged to find an affinity with your particular approach. There will be an emphasis on integrating your knowledge of theory and skills to develop the therapeutic relationship. Professional conduct, diversity and ethical practice will also be developed.

 

What topics will I study?

You are required to have a counselling placement where you will conduct a minimum of 100 supervised hours. The course requires you to have a minimum of 40 hours personal therapy to be completed by the end of the first year. As this is an “experiential” course and you will learn by working together with peers and the tutors. You will need to allow 8-10 hours per week personal reading and study. You will need to be willing to develop your self-awareness so that you can explore your own life experiences and personality.

 

There are seven learning outcomes:

  1. Working ethically, safely and professionally as a counsellor.

  2. Working within a counselling relationship.

  3. Working with client diversity in counselling work.

  4. Working within a user centred approach to counselling.

  5. Working with self-awareness in counselling process.

  6. Working within a coherent framework of counselling theory and skills.

  7. Working self-reflectively as a counsellor.

 

The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling provides:

  1. A coherent vocational and professional counselling training.

  2. A competence based training which highlights the development of skilled practice via experiential learning.

  3. Specific training for the role of counsellor in an agency.

  4. Opportunity to learn a wide range of theories and approaches.


How will my work be assessed?

You will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your experience on the course. These include, journal writing, presentations, essay writing, case study, personal reflections, practical skills assessments and an externally marked examination paper based on your own practice session with a peer.

Start Date:

Monday 14th September 2020

Duration:

30 Weeks

Days/Hours:

Monday, 6-9pm

Fee:

£899.00 (£250 deposit non-refundable) based on the current fee*

Qualification:

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Apply By:

Friday 3rd April 2020

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

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