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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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Lewis Morrell

Lewis Morrell

Lewis follows dad and granddad into healthcare

Teenager Lewis Morrell is aiming to become the third generation of his family to go into nursing.

But disappointing school GCSE exam results meant he had to have a rethink and plot a new route on the road to his career.

Looking for suitable courses, Lewis attended a College open event and was impressed with both what was on offer and the friendliness of the staff.

Eighteen-year-old Lewis described Derby College as "a lifeline" which has helped to give him confidence and a mind-set that he can achieve his goals.

A hospital work placement, run through the college's Employer Academy programme, has directly helped him land a health care assistant apprenticeship at the Royal Derby Hospital.

And Lewis has also completed Health and Social Care and English Functional Skills at Level 2, with a double pass and a merit. He is waiting for his GCSE English and CGSE Science results.

Lewis's dad is a children's nurse and his grandad worked in nursing and midwifery. He now manages a doctors' practice in Australia.

Knowing Lewis's skillset and temperament, they said that getting into health care would be "the best thing he ever did". He was inspired by them

I was a bit down about my English and Science results from school, because I needed those for nursing. Once I've got them I'll be able to get on further, so college was a lifeline.


It supported me through the first year and they pushed me. It's given me confidence. Rather than thinking 'maybe I can't do this', it helped me think 'yes, I can actually do this.'


It was very supportive through all of my time and I'm proud to have been accepted for the apprenticeship.


I'd say to anybody who didn't quite get the exams they want: go to
College, go to every lesson, stick with it and eventually it'll all click.


It's a four year apprenticeship. I want to go on to university and get my nursing degree and then get into children's nursing eventually.

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