Counselling Studies - Level 3 Certificate (CPCAB)

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This course runs multiple times

Start Date: 16 September 2020
Duration: 18 Weeks - Mondays 5pm-9pm, with 5 Saturdays 10am-4.30pm
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road

Start Date: 25 February 2021
Duration: 18 Weeks - Mondays 5pm-9pm, with 5 Saturdays 10am-4.30pm
Attendance: Part Time
Suitable for: Adults
Location: Centre for Health, Social and Childcare, Holloway Road

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ABOUT THE COURSE

This course introduces you to psychodynamic & humanistic theories and helps you see the place for theory in the counselling process. You will participate in a range of activities to develop your counselling skills, such as group discussions and triad role-plays, as well as self-awareness exercises to learn about yourself and yourself in relationships.

As part of your self-development and understanding of the counselling relationship, you will complete 6 hours of personal counselling with an independent external counsellor therapist. You will also keep a weekly journal to record your learnings on the course.

This course is a pre-requisite for the Therapeutic Counselling - Level 4 Diploma. 

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

  • Preparing to work within an ethical framework for counselling
  • Understanding the counselling relationship
  • Understanding difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
  • Working within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Using counselling theory to develop self-awareness in counselling practice
  • Understanding theories of counselling and mental health
  • Using feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling studies

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate (CPCAB)

All applicants must have an interview and assessment to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

You will be assessed on your completed practical tasks, against CPCAB standards. Written assessment will include multiple choice questions, exams and written assignments.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Adults

If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.

WHAT CAN I DO AFTER?

On completion of this course, progression to a Level 4 Diploma will provide you with a broader knowledge of the industry.

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283-309 Goswell Road
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383 Holloway Road N7 0RN
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Centre for Lifelong Learning
28-42 Blackstock Road
Finsbury Park
N4 2DG
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311-321 Goswell Road
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