Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Do you want a rewarding career working directly with people? Would you like to make a difference to their everyday lives? If you are warm, open and compassionate and can bring a patient and non-judgemental attitude, a career in counselling could be for you. The Level 3 Certificate is the second stage on the journey to becoming a qualified counsellor.
|Level: 3||Duration: 30 Weeks|
|Start Date: 09/09/2022||Type: Blended|
|Location: Plymouth, Launceston|
|Price: £811||Age Range: 19+|
|Funding: Loan||Awarding Organisation: Aim Qualifications|
Who is this course for?
Do you want a rewarding career working directly with people? Would you like to make a difference to their everyday lives? If you are warm, open and compassionate and can bring a patient and non-judgemental attitude, a career in counselling could be for you.
The Level 3 Certificate is the second stage on the journey to becoming a qualified counsellor.
To begin with you, will need to have completed an accredited L2 counselling course to be accepted onto the L3. Consequently, it is not possible to skip a level regardless of previous qualifications. In conclusion, if this is your first counselling course with Step into Learning, please complete the application form. We will assess your suitability and get back to you within 2 weeks.
Why should I do this qualification?
People seek counselling to aid them through difficult periods of their lives. For example, they may face difficulties in their relationships, or feel isolated or alone. Additionally, some people may have deep-rooted psychological issues or be struggling with bereavement.
Counselling involves a series of sessions with a qualified therapist. The client has a safe space to talk openly about their experiences. Meanwhile, the therapist will listen, empathise and encourage the client.
This course is the next step on your counselling journey. You will study theories in more depth and further develop your counselling skills. This is the next step towards becoming a reflective practitioner.
What will I learn?
Most importantly, a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling will further develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2. Thereby, enabling you to work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling.
Our course includes 3 mandatory units covering all main areas relevant to the study of counselling skills:
- Developing Reflective Practice in Counselling
- Counselling Skills
- Counselling Theory
How will I be assessed?
You will be assessed both internally and externally. Firstly, there are two internal assessments marked by your tutor. These consist of a role play in which you will be assessed in three roles: counsellor, client & observer.
Secondly, you will also be required to keep a weekly journal. You will reflect on the content learned in your teaching sessions and role plays.
Finally, an external examination will take place in June. This qualification is graded: pass, merit or distinction. In addition, we further recommend that you undertake at least 5 hours of personal counselling.
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