Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

At A Glance


  • This course is for candidates who want to take the next step in training to be a counsellor.

  • Requires a Level 2 counselling skills certificate or equivalent (at least 75 guided learning hours) and be 19 years old

  • 90 guided learning hours

  • 20 academic credits

  • Evening class and fast track options available.

  • Course Fee £1199 or six monthly payments of £199

  • The Fast Track option can be started in March and completed in July, allowing you to complete a level 2 & 3 qualification in one academic year

  • The evening option begins in September and ends in May allowing you study while continuing with other work or commitments

This course is taught in an experiential way and combines practical skills with theory. 


There will be tutor led discussions and the chance for you to practice applying new theories and concepts to your practice in peer to peer skills practice sessions. 


The course takes a humanistic approach and it explores Gestalt, Person Centred, CBT and Transpersonal ways of working with clients.  The aim is to equip you with a range of theories, skills and techniques that you can use in an ethical and effective way whilst developing a solid foundation for Level 4.


This course will teach you to:-


• Work within an ethical framework for counselling.

• Understand the counselling relationship.

• Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding.

• Work within a user-centred approach to counselling.

• Use counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice.

• Understand theories of counselling and mental health.

• Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies.



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Next Level 3 Courses Available

Classroom Based Learning

In our Ivybridge Centre

Tuesday Fast-track Daytime

9.30am till 4pm

March 2022 - July 2022

Spaces left: FULL

Wednesday Evening

5.45pm till 9pm

September 2022 - May 2023

Spaces left: 14



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