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Course Code: SPVAE051/E

Course Level: Level 3

Study Mode: Part-Time

Course Type: Adults

Course overview

Take the next step in your studies to become a professional counsellor with this Level 3 course. Develop an in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches that underpin the use of these in-demand skills.

The course is aimed at those who use or want to develop their own counselling skills in a range of settings. The course offers learners 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.

Learners are required to have achieved the Level 2 Award in Counselling Concepts before applying for this course . Please note we do not accept online Level 2 qualifications.

Through completion of assignments, all of which are internal assessed , internally and externally moderated In addition peer, tutor and self assessment runs through the course.

For further information, please contact Michelle Davies on 01782 254196 or by emailing

On successful completion of this course learners may able to progress onto a related Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

You can apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or Higher Education Loan to help with the costs of your course if you are 19 or older and the course you are studying is an eligible Level 3, 4, 5 or 6 course. If you have any queries with regards to the funding of your course, please contact Charlotte Robertson on 01782 254141 or email

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Course Duration

30 weeks

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Class Times

18:00 - 21:00

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Please note there may be additional costs for books, materials or other expenses.