When do I start studying for this qualification?

13 September 2021

For how long will I study?

28 weeks

Mondays 18:00 - 21:00

How much will it cost?

£917 including CPCAB registration fee. This is based on the 2020 fee and is subject to a small increase announced in summer 2021.

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.

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies


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