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CPCAB Certificate in Counselling Studies

About the course

You will explore primarily the Person-Centred theory to develop your understanding of skills and how the theory relates to counselling interactions and relationships. This learning is enhanced by the study of Freud, Erikson and Transactional Analysis.

Who is it for?

The CST-L3 Counselling Studies course is for those students who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and wish to increase their knowledge and practice of counselling theory and skills. The Certificate in Counselling Studies is designed to give learners the underpinning knowledge and skills required for progression to practitioner training as a professional counsellor, this course leads towards the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling however you may want to use the skills and understanding you gain in a workplace or volunteering situation.

What will I do on this course?

The course is ‘experiential’ and you will learn by working together with peers and the tutors as well as in personal reading and study.

The 7 learning outcomes are:

1. Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling

2. Understand the counselling relationship

3. Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding

4. Work within a user-centred approach to counselling

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

6. Understand theories of counselling and mental health

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

How is the course assessed?

Students will experience a variety of assessment methods designed to support your experience on the course. These include journal writing, presentations, essay writing, case study, personal reflection, practical skills assessments and an externally marked examination paper.

Entry requirements

Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Application and group interview.

Key facts

Level 3

Start Date: Monday 11th September 2017

Times: 18.00pm – 21.00pm

Duration: 30 weeks over 1 year

Hours Per Week: 3 in college plus 3 personal study

Fees: £ 891

Location: Worthing College

Level 3 Fast Track

Start Date: Wednesday 6th September 2017

Times: 9.00pm – 3.00pm

Fees: £ 891

Location: Worthing College

The course achieves 20 learning Credits and is entered on the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Progression route can be to a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.