Level 3 equivalent Certificate in Counselling Theory, Skills and Ethics

Overview of the Course

The Level 3 equivalent Certificate in Counselling Theory, Skills and Ethics aims to further develop the skills and knowledge gained at Level 2. This qualification enables learners to work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling by considering theories of human development, self-awareness, supervision and issues of difference and diversity.

It also provides knowledge and understanding of 4 main modalities and the 3 core theories and theorists that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological problems and how they may be approached. The specialist skills and knowledge gained in this qualification will be applicable in a range of working contexts. It will enable learners to understand the need for a firm grasp of a coherent theoretical approach to counselling or supporting others. This is particularly important prior to starting work in a supervised placement if learners progress to Level 4.

Learners may progress onto the Level 4 equivalent Diploma in Counselling Practice.

Course Name

Level 3 equivalent Certificate in Counselling Theory, Skills and Ethics.

This certificate course comprises three mandatory units; Counselling Theory., Developing Counselling SkillsTowards Reflective Practice.

The AAAIB Level 3 equivalent Certificate course is quality checked by the National Counselling Society. This course alone is not a route to the accredited register nor does it fully equip a graduate to practice as a qualified counsellor.

What qualification will I gain?

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Theory, Skills and Ethics

It is recommended that learners have Level 2 literacy skills, or English GCSE or equivalent.

It is required that learners have achieved the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Concepts and Skills or equivalent.

How is the course assessed?

By Internal assessment, each unit has various assignments which must all be successfully completed in order to qualify for the Certificate. All work is marked and verified internally as well as externally verified.

The course can be studied during the day or evening over a period of one year. The details confirming the start dates and the day of the week that this course will run will be provided on enquiry.

What Day(s)

Evening courses are run Monday, Tuesdays, Wednesdays, Thursdays 6.00pm – 9.00pm – depending on availability.

Daytime courses subject to sufficient registrations.

Whilst on this course and all our counselling courses, high priority will be given to moral and ethical issues, equal opportunities and the importance of giving and receiving personal sensitive information confidentially and in a non-judgemental way.