Certificate in Counselling Studies Level 3 CPCAB

This course provides learning experiences which will enable you to develop and practise counselling skills. It will also increase your knowledge/understanding of such skills and look at counselling theories in more depth. It is specifically designed for those who want to take the next step towards training to become a counsellor. The awarding body for this course is the Counselling & Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

  • Course Information
    • Course Code
    • Learner Aim Reference
    • Price
      Funding available, please contact our adult team for further information
    • Attendance Pattern
      Daytime or Evening
    • Course Level
      Level 3
    • Study Mode
      In person
    • Course Location
      Leyland Campus
    • Start Date
    • Age Group
      Adults (19+)
    • Course Duration
      **17-34 weeks
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  • Overview

    What you will learn:

    • Explore legal and ethical issues based on ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy in a multi-cultural and diverse society.
    • Exploring a range of counselling skills and understand which counselling skills are used professionally.
    • Reflect on counselling theory and the use of feedback.
    • Exploring professional conduct, ethical issues, confidentiality, boundaries, legal responsibility and negligence.

    *The course is FREE if:

    • you are unemployed, looking for work and in receipt of an approved benefit.
    • if you are employed and earning less than £25,000 per year, before tax.

    There is also an option to set up a payment plan, to pay in 4 consecutive monthly payments. You could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan for this course, also. Please contact the adult education team today to find out more about the prices of the course.

    Course Duration: 17 weeks (Wednesday class), 34 weeks (Thursday class)

    Times: Wednesday 9.30-12.30 & 13.30-16.30 OR Thursday 17.30-20.30.

  • Entry Requirements

    Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (this had to have been delivered in a classroom-based setting and not as a fast track online course).

  • How will I be assessed?

    There will be internal assessments and internal and external moderation involved.

  • Progression Pathway

    Successful completion of this course could allow you to progress onto our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

    Please be aware that if your long term goal is to work in an area with vulnerable adults or any person under the age of 18, it will be necessary to undergo a disclosure and barring services (DBS) check at your place of employment. If you have a criminal conviction this may exclude you from working in some job roles.

  • Health, Safety & Well-Being

    Runshaw College is committed to ensuring you have a happy, successful and productive time with us – ensuring your health, safety and well-being is at the heart of everything we do.

    We proactively encourage the disclosure of any disabilities or issues which may impact on your learning experience – this can be at interview, enrolment, or at any other stage during your studies. Any information you disclose will be held in strict confidence and will be used to assess your in-class support needs and inform a Personal Emergency Evacuation Plan (PEEP) to ensure your safe evacuation from the College in the event of an emergency. If you would like further information, please contact Course Enquiries on 01772 642040.

  • Safeguarding

    Runshaw College is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and vulnerable adults and expects all staff to share this commitment.

  • National Careers Service

    For guidance about what careers subjects can lead on to please follow this link to the National Careers Service.

  • Delivery Method - Classroom

    This course is delivered fully in the classroom.