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Counselling Skills - Level 3 CPCAB Certificate (Evening)

Part Time

Course Overview

This course is for those who want to work in a helping interaction, with a view to pursuing further study as a counsellor. It will help to develop self-awareness and provide knowledge and understanding of the necessary counselling skills leading to further theory and practice.

By the end of the course, learners will have gained understanding of beginnings, middle stage and endings of the helping interaction. Students will learn how to apply a repertoire of skills and to work in silence, have a deeper knowledge of the models of counselling and develop the confidence that they can apply skills effectively and be ready to work within placements.

Course Content

Units covered include:

  • Weekly written journals and practical assessments
  • Using counselling skills ethically and safely
  • Managing helping interactions
  • Communicating empathetic understanding
  • Managing an active listening session
  • Using self-awareness to facilitate helping work
  • Using counselling skills coherently
  • Using study skills to help manage learning
  • Demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the theoretical approaches
  • Assessment of practical assessment.

A learning review (800 words) will need to be completed after each session.

Entry Requirement

Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Level 3 Application forms must be completed and tutor reference required.  All assignments will need to be typed so all learners should be IT literate.


There will be a weekly learning review and tutor observation, written assignments, case studies, workshops and an end of year exam.

All students will have the opportunity to discuss assignments with their tutor during scheduled tutorials.

Where does this course lead to

Progression on to a Level 4 counselling qualification.

How to Enrol

You can enrol directly onto this course if you have the entry requirements noted above. If you would like to enrol but do not have the entry requirements, please email: information@bcot.ac.uk with your contact details or telephone 01256 306484.

Course is now full

Course Outline

Course Code: PEBL005
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Year
Start Date: TBC.
Day & Time: Wed 6pm to 9pm
Tuition Fees: TBC (previously £811.00)
Registration Fees: £191.00
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