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This qualification is for those who have already acquired Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or its equivalent and now want to continue their training.

  • What will I learn?

    This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counselling practitioner training. You will learn about counselling theory, clinical supervision, and agency work as well as continue to develop your counselling skills. It will also prepare you to undertake workplace experience as a Trainee Counsellor at Level 4.

  • Example modules

    • Professional Framework of a Counsellor
    • Client Diversity
    • Supervision and Self-Reflection
    • Presentation and Research
    • Personal Development
  • How will I be assessed?

    Internal assessment is based on the completion of an evidence based portfolio. External assessment is based on completing a paper in the role of the observer.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 qualification in Counselling Skills.

  • Progression & Career Opportunities

    Upon completion you will be able to apply for Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Level 4. The selection process is an interview and written assessment. This course does not qualify you to work as a professional counsellor, but gives you essential knowledge and skills to progress to the next step in counselling training.

  • Cost of Study


    Students over 19 will have some course fees to pay to the college. The fee amount and any financial help available depends on individual circumstances and the course you are taking. There may be some additional costs for trips and visits.

    For more information please contact our Admissions team on 01296 588 595 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

  • Additional Information

    At level 3 you will not be required to have a counselling placement however, building contacts with agencies and securing a support role would be very beneficial for your application to level 4.

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Course Details

Qualification Level Level 3
Study Mode Part-Time Course
Start Date September
Duration 33 Weeks
Course Code PCOUNL3CTAY20-1
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