Who is the course for?

The course is suitable for individuals over the age of 19, and we welcome applications from all sections of the population. Some applicants are anxious about returning to study after a prolonged gap, but we offer a high level of tutorial support and encouragement and our students have experienced a great deal of success.

The Certificate in Counselling Studies is suitable for those applicants who have successfully completed the Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) and who wish to embark on validated Counselling training. Those applicants who have not completed Level 2 will need to complete a Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) form.

Candidate Entry Requirements CST-L3

Able to translate intra-personal experience into language

Able to benefit from self-development

Showing emotional stability

Showing evidence of personal insight

Able to form a Counselling relationship

Showing awareness of difference and diversity

Able to cope with course content

Able to identify reasons for training beyond personal development

Motivated towards developing as a Counselling practitioner

Suitable references

For more information refer to the CPCAB website.

When does it take place?

The Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3) comprises 90 hours and is taught on Thursdays from 8.30am till 4.30pm from the end of January till early June each academic year. The fact that it follows on from the Certificate in Counselling Skills, means that it’s possible to complete both certificate courses in one year.

How do I apply?

You can apply directly via our website

There is an equal consideration date for applications on 15 November where all applications received up to that date will be considered equally by the Counselling staff. Students will then be notified within 10 days working days whether they have been invited for an interview.

If there are any places available after the equal consideration date process, applications will re-open. Applications will be considered on a first-come, first-serve basis with a closing date of 31 December.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact the admissions department either by email (admissions@spurgeons.ac.uk) or via phone: 07425 716 696 or 020 8653 0850 ext 235.