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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 3.00

Start: 30/09/2019

Days / Times: Monday 17:00 to 21:00

24+ Loan Amount: 811.00****

Interview: Y

Course Summary

This qualification is for people who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:

  • take the next step in training to become a counsellor
  • learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
  • be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.

 

Entry requirements

You must be over 19 and have undertaken counselling skills training such as our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications involving at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.

You must also :

  • have emotional stability
  • have an ability to form a counselling relationship
  • have awareness of difference and diversity
  • be able to cope with the course content
  • be able to identify reasons for training beyond just personal development
  • be motivated towards developing as a counselling practitioner
  • provide references.

Course Content

You will study the following topic areas and learning outcomes:

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

 

 

 

 

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is through a variety of methods, including assignments, self reflections and reviews, peer feedback, projects and presentations, and tutor observations of your (simulated) counselling practice.

There is also an external assessment undertaken under exam conditions, which is then marked externally by the awarding organisation.

 

 

Are there any additional costs or specialist equipment required?

You may wish to purchase supportive texts. However, it is not expected that there will be other costs associated with this course, other than stationery.

What can I do after this course?

Further Study

Once you have completed this course, you may wish to continue your training journey to becoming a fully qualified/practising counsellor by progressing to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

Careers

This qualification does not lead directly to employment. It is designed as  pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications. However, it could lead to employment in a related field and will enhance your skills if you are in a current people-related employment role.

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**** Advanced Learner Loan: if you are aged 19 or over and want to study at Level 3, 4, 5 or 6, you could apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help with the costs of your study. This is the fee that would need to be financed by a successful application for a loan. Alternatively, you or your employer could pay the fees directly.

This course is run at the Roundhouse Campus

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Lauren Hudson

Lauren Hudson

Derby College Student of the Year prepares to start nursing degree

Taking a Level 3 course in Health and Social Care has left Derby College Student of the Year Lauren Hudson well prepared for a degree in nursing.
High-achieving Lauren, who has just left college with a distinction star, was thinking of studying for A-levels at sixth form but opted instead for the more hands-on course at the Roundhouse. As part of her course the Matlock teenager also gained valuable practical experience with Derby Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the college's Employer Academy initiative.
One of her placements included working as a health care assistant at the Specialist Assessment & Rehabilitation Centre (SpARC) on London Road, where Lauren helped to assess older people who have had a fall. Lauren really enjoyed her time at Derby College.
She said she found the lecturers to be supportive, but at the same they gave students the freedom to learn independently. She added: "I'm looking forward to going university and I'd definitely recommend the Level 3 in Health and Social Care to anyone thinking of taking a nursing degree."

I'm pleased I took the Health and Social Care course as I think it is more suited to what I'm going to be doing on my nursing degree course at the University of Birmingham. Thanks to Derby College I feel well prepared for starting my degree this September.


For example, my college course included units which are directly related to nursing, such as public health and how to go about finding statistics.


These units are covered in my degree, obviously in much more depth than at college, but the knowledge I already have of them from my level 3 course will be useful.

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