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CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (* Free if you are eligible for funding)

This qualification is for people who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Health
Adult and Community
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: PT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 1
Interview Required?: Y
Weeks: 30
Hours: 3.00
Start: 18/09/2023
Adult Loan Amount: £811
Days/Times: 17:00 - 21:00
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/cpcab-level-3-certificate-in-counselling-studies-free-if-you-are-eligible-for-funding
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Course Information for Students

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

*You can be funded for this course if you are unemployed or earn less than £18,525.

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 90 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

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

This course will be delivered on-site.

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.

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.

Further Study

Once you have completed this course, you may wish to continue your training journey towards 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.

For more information, contact Derby College Group on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

If you are an employer and would like to know more about the apprenticeships and professional training we deliver or how you can get involved in co-creating and co-delivering the curriculum, please contact us via email on businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk, call us on 01332 387 421 or visit our employer pages here.

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Course Information Last Updated On: October 24, 2022 12:32 pm