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
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 (email@example.com) or via phone: 07425 716 696 or 020 8653 0850 ext 235.