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This course is eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

An easy to apply for, low interest loan that you only start to repay when you complete your course and start earning over £25,000. Household income isn’t taken into account and the loan does not involve a credit check.

Mode of study Part-time
Duration 22 Weeks
Campus London Road Campus
Start date Please ring Course Advice on 01743 342333 to find out when this course next runs
Tuition Fee £811
Exam/Reg Fee £63
Material Fee £10
Course code PLR3CCS001 (1920E)
Runs on Thursday
  • Who is it for?

    The course is aimed at those who use or want to develop counselling skills in a variety of settings.  The course offers you the opportunity to identify, understand and evaluate key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling and practice and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills.

    On completion of the course you will be aware of the skills required to initiate, maintain and conclude a counselling skills interaction and integrate these into your chosen setting.  The course provides a nationally recognised qualification in counselling skills to those who complete it successfully. Completion of this course does not guarantee progression to the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling.

  • Entry Requirements

    This course may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learning Loan. You must have completed a Level Two Certificate in Counselling Skills to apply.

    The course has been developed for those who recognise the importance of counselling skills and may be working in such areas as care, education and training, Social Services, industry and commerce and the Health Service. The course is also open to those who may be interested in using counselling skills in a voluntary setting.  You will be invited in for a Course Taster which consists of a group interview and also asked to provide a reference. If you are currently studying with us at Level Two the taster and group interview will be conducted towards the end of your current course.

  • How is the course assessed?

    There will be 4 assignments, all of which are internally assessed, internally and externally moderated.  Self, peer and tutor assessment runs throughout the course.  You need to have participated effectively in the course and to have maintained a record of the key learning experiences.  There is an 80% attendance requirement.

  • How much does it cost?

    Tuition fee plus ABC registration fee and Certification.

  • Further Information

    The Taster session for this course will run on:

    • Thursday 14th November 2019 - 16.00-17.00
  • What do I do next?

    If you are not progressing directly onto this course from the level 2 counselling course we provide, please request to book onto the course taster/ group interview by contacting Course Advice on 01743 342333.

    Fees stated are for enrolment for the current academic year only. Courses which run for 2 or 3 years will be subject to further fees and possible price increases each year.

Angelique Clarkson

Angelique Clarkson


This course has been great for self-development and the tutors have been extremely supportive. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be.

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