Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies - Fast Track

When do I start studying for this qualification?

24 February 2021.

For how long will I study?

18 weeks until 7 July 2021. Wednesday 9.00am- 3.00pm..

Exam date 7 July 2021.


How much will it cost?

£917 including £169 CPCAB registration fee. To secure a place on the course a £250 non-refundable deposit will be payable within two weeks of being offered a place on the course. The course achieves 20 learning Credits and is entered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). Progression route can be to a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.


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.


© 2019 by Worthing College

  • Facebook Logo
  • Twitter Clean
  • White Instagram Icon
  • White YouTube Icon