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Level: 3

Location: The RoundHouse

Years: 1

Weeks: 30

Hours: 3.00

Start: 28/09/2020

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

Adult 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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Michael Smith

Michael Smith

Employer academy prepared Michael for his future career

Health care assistant Michael Smith has recently completed his apprenticeship and is already “a really valuable” team member on ward 206 at the Royal Derby Hospital.        
 
Michael, 21, took levels two and three in Health and Social Care at the Roundhouse, where he also gained valuable work experience through the innovative Employer Academy run in partnership with the University Hospitals of Derby and Burton NHS Foundation Trust.        
 
This voluntary work helped him secure clinical apprenticeship role with the Trust.      
 
Michael trained on orthopaedic Ward 206 and was supported academically throughout his apprenticeship by DCG.          
 
He is now a qualified Health Care Assistant on the ward – following in the footsteps of his mum and brother.          
 
Michael said: “I’m happy as an HCA, but in future I may look at becoming a nurse practitioner or physiotherapist.”          
 
Senior Ward Sister Lynsey Heald described Michael as “a really valuable member of the team” and said his college study programme and work experience through the Employer Academy helped prepare him for the ward.          
 
She added: “He’s really hard working and he’s got a lovely way with the patients, and he gets on really well with the team.          
 
“Doing the health and social care courses really helped because he knew what to expect. They become a bit more confident, as well. We’ve got a recent new apprentice and Michael’s really taken her under his wing.”

I like caring for people, I’m enjoying the job and I really like the team. I’d recommend it.

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