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CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

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    30 weeks, 4 hours per week

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CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies

Part-time Courses

Please contact us for further information about applying for this course.

Course Description

This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:

  • take the next step in training to become a counsellor
  • learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
  • be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting

This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.

For more information about this course call 01492 546 666 ext. 1729 or email

Entry Criteria

You must have undertaken counselling skills training, e.g. our Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 Guided Learning Hours.


The overall course content is designed to be participative and the teaching style will reflect this process, in that it will demonstrate a link between counselling theory and practical skills.

The taught sessions will offer a variety of learning activities, with a mixture of:

  • Lectures
  • Discussions
  • Small group work
  • Workshops
  • Tutorials


Internal assessment: tutor assessment of candidate portfolio.

External assessment: Proficient (Pass)/Not Proficient (Fail) - candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external assessment to achieve the qualification.


Level 4 in Counselling

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Course type: Part-time Courses

Level: 3

Programme Area:

  • Counselling


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