This Level 3 qualification provides the knowledge and understanding of the three core theories that underpin the development of counselling skills and reflective practice. It has been designed to develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2.
As a learner you will work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling by considering theories of human development, self-awareness, supervision and issues of difference and diversity. You will also improve your understanding of the need for a firm grasp of a coherent theoretical approach to counselling. This is particularly important if are planning to work in a supervised placement or progress to Level 4 Counselling.
- Developing counselling skills
- Reflective practice
- Counselling theory
You will be taught through a range of methods including lecture, discussion, group work and role play. You will be expected to undertake substantial additional private study.
Minimum entry requirements
- Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent.
- It is recommended that you are using counselling skills in your current job role.
- You will be required to attend an informal interview.
- A minimum of Level 2 Functional Skills in English or the ability to demonstrate good verbal and written skills.
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed in a variety of ways including:
- Weekly journal
Information & support
You will be required to bring an A4 file, paper and pen to each session. You will also need a slim ring file to use as a journal.
You will be expected to complete private study and homework outside of lessons.
Course fees & Duration
There is a tuition fee of £1,532.
You may be eligible for a 24+ Advanced Learning Loan. For further information see www.gov.uk/advanced-learning-loans.
What can I do with this qualification?
Successful completion could lead to a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice qualification.