Award in Counselling Level 3

Counselling courses at Portslade Adult Learning

Counselling level 3 is the ideal course for anyone who would like to develop counselling skills for use in work or in a personal capacity. Topics covered include working ethically in helping relationships and understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others. This qualification is designed for anyone who’d like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. This may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work). 

START DATE AND TIME:
Thu, 28th February 2019
1800 - 2100
DURATION:
15 Weeks
Code:
FC014
Full fee:
£375
Concessionary fee:*
£375

TUTOR:

Debra Harwood

Address

PACA Adult learning, Chalky Road
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Counselling level 3 is the ideal course for anyone who would like to develop counselling skills for use in work or in a personal capacity. Topics covered include working ethically in helping relationships and understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others. This qualification is designed for anyone who’d like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity. This may be learners who wish to progress towards further qualifications, or learners who wish to study this programme in order to complement other programmes (eg health and social care, children’s care, learning and development, voluntary and community work).

COURSE CONTENT

  • Exploring the differences between a helping and a counselling relationship.
  • Use of core counselling skills in helping relationships.
  • Identify and apply boundaries in the counselling relationship.
  • Key elements of the Psychodynamic, Person-Centred and Cognitive-Behavioural theories of counselling.
  • Anti-discriminatory practice in helping relationships.
  • Personal Development.
  • Assessment of own strengths and areas for development.

COURSE AIMS/OBJECTIVES

  • Developing and practising counselling skills
  • Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
  • Working ethically in helping relationships
  • Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others.

TEACHING AND LEARNING METHODS

Group practical work; group discussion; individual reflection; role play;


COURSE LEVEL/ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

  • Successful completion of a Level 2 counselling, helping skills or mentoring qualification and an interview with the course tutor.
  • Interest in developing skills to support others.
  • Useful progression route for those interested in furthering their study or widening their work role.
  • Minimum 19 years of age.
  • Minimum attendance 85%


HOW PROGRESS IS CHECKED DURING COURSE

Written work; this must be word processed

Observations by the tutor

Practical demonstrations

Completion of a reflective journal


EXTRA STUDY OR PRACTICE REQUIRED AT HOME

Written work and reading; 3 hours per week


MATERIALS YOU WILL NEED TO BRING TO THE COURSE

Pen and paper and a folder


WHAT CAN I DO NEXT?

Level 3 Certificates in Workplace Mentoring
Level 3 and 4 NVQs in Advice and Guidance
Level 4 qualifications in Counselling

Access to Higher Education

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