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Level 3 Certificate Counselling Studies

This course provides a transition from using counselling skills at an informal level to counsellor practitioner training. The course forms part of the entry requirement for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

Course Overview
The course is 90 hours long and will introduce students to the main theoretical approaches to counselling, psychodynamic, cognitive behavioural and person centred. There will be a focus on developing an understanding of how to form and sustain a counsellor client relationship and on some of the main issues of concern to counsellors client relationships and on some of the main issues of concern to counsellors working in an agency setting. Student will be expected to work on further developing their self awareness and relationships with others.
Entry Requirements

Students must have completed the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or be currently undertaking the course in SERC. 

Please contact the Counselling course co-ordinator, Paul Casey at if you require any further information.

If you apply your interest on line and will receive information of the Information day/evening on 7th June 2017, then if you have any further queries about the course please contact Paul Casey as outlined above. 

Where will it take me?

CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling (PC-L5)


How will it make me more employable?
The successful completion of the CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies and the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills meet the entry requirements for the CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.
How will I be assessed and given feedback?
Continuous internal assessment based on class room observations and the completion of a Learning Review plus an External Assessment in May 2017.
Terms & Conditions

Students will be required to comply with SERC's Terms & Conditions of study.

While we endeavour to run all our courses on the advertised day, SERC reserves the right to change the day of week on which the course runs.

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