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Level 3

Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 (See further information tab below)


You will explore primarily the Person-Centred theory to develop your understanding of skills and how the theory relates to counselling interactions and relationships. This learning is enhanced by the study of Freud, Erikson and Transactional Analysis.

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 7 learning outcomes are:

1. Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling

2. Understand the counselling relationship

3. Understand 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


You much have achieved the Certificate in Counselling Skills.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

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Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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