Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
The course focuses on the theoretical concepts and skills needed as the foundation for beginning client work experience within a counselling agency setting. This is a practical course with an emphasis on learning through doing (experiential), which will give you the opportunity to practise counselling skills, and to prepare for supervised work with clients. This course aims to prepare trainees to use a professional and ethical framework within a counselling setting, gain an understanding of the counselling relationship, understand diversity issues, increase self-awareness, develop an understanding of the counselling process, and prepare to use supervision. Some of the theoretical aspects covered
Trainees will complete this course with a comprehensive and full understanding of the following:
•How to identify,
•The main theoretical approaches to counselling
Successful completion of this course leads to L4 Diploma in
To study on the Counselling Skills Certificate Level 3, you need to have successfully completed the Counselling Concepts Level 2 course or undertaken relevant counselling skills training. Relevant work experience will also be considered for entry onto the course, for example, teaching, working in
You need to be able to commit to the 90% attendance requirement
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to:
•is the improved performance of those who use counselling skills
•develop a range of counselling skills at a consistent level
•underpin these skills with an understanding of one major therapeutic model
•increase the self-awareness of the person and their awareness of the impact that they have on people.
Structure and Content of the Qualification:
1 T/601/7567 – Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills.
2 R/601/7575 – Understanding counselling theory
3 K/601/7579 – Using counselling skills
4 K/601/7582 – Personal development for users of counselling skills
•Your work is measured against specific criteria set out by ABC Awards
•Internally assessed, internally and externally moderated via trainee’s portfolio and other related evidence.
•All four units must be passed with 18 credits to successfully achieve the qualification.