The Counselling – Level 3 Course is designed for people who wish to develop and understanding of principles and practice of Counselling in relation to a range of counselling situations. No prior knowledge is required.
Counselling skills can be of a huge benefit for individuals in all sorts of job roles and situations. The National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence recommends certain types of counselling as being useful in treating a number of varied health conditions including depression, anxiety, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), long-term injuries and illnesses, eating disorders, such as anorexia nervosa and bulimia and substance abuse. Counselling can help individuals to discuss and deal with their problems, and also tackle the issues that are preventing them from achieving their goals and ambitions.
Please Note: The first 8 lessons of this home study course are the same as the Introduction to Counselling – Level 2 Course. In addition to these lessons the final section covering 8 lessons covers Practical Counselling for common situations. Because of this, the course leads to a higher level certification.
- Describe the role of a counsellor and what counsellors do.
- List common types of counselling.
- Understand the skills and attributes required to conduct counselling.
- Practice and improve their listening skills.
- Demonstrate an understanding of the principles of negotiation.
- Describe the key aspects of successful mediation.
- Understand the role of counselling in crisis mediation.
- List sources of help and advice in a range of counselling situations.
- Identify a model approach for a range of counselling scenarios and client situations.
- Develop an understanding of the ethics and confidentiality required of counsellors.
On successful completion of this course students will receive an endorsed Level 3 Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards.
- Unit 1: The Basics of Counselling
- Unit 2: Types of Counselling
- Unit 3: New Wave Counselling
- Unit 4: Traditional Counselling Styles
- Unit 5: Listening Skills
- Unit 6: Negotiation
- Unit 7: Mediation
- Unit 8: Crisis Mediation
- Unit 9: Grief and Bereavement
- Unit 10: Couples & Relationships
- Unit 11: Stress Problems
- Unit 12: Depression
- Unit 13: Eating Disorders
- Unit 14: Alcohol Problems
- Unit 15: Children
- Unit 16: Substance Abuse
Distance Learning Centre has completed an accreditation evaluation and finished satisfactory evidence of both theoretical knowledge and assessment rigor to be granted Organisational Member with Accredited Centre status with ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists).
ACCPH is an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They offer membership options for students who have completed studies by blended and home distance learning providing they are of a specific nationally recognised standard. They can also assist with Insurance for members.
You can find out more information about ACCPH membership and pricing from their website: http://www.accph.org.uk/.
There are no entry requirements for this course providing students feel comfortable studying at a Level 3 standard.
You can start this course at any time, and you would be registered for a one-year period. You also have access to a personal tutor who can be contacted by email. Your tutor is available to assist with any queries and to mark your assignments for the Awarding Body.
As the course is self-study, you can complete it as quickly as you like. Support extensions are available if students do not complete the course within the one-year period.
You will be assessed on TMAs (Tutor Marked Assignments). Most TMAs consists of short paragraph answers, although some TMAs may have a specific word count. The main criteria to pass as assignment is to prove to the tutor that you have fully understood the question and have answered it sufficiently.
If the assignment is not of the required level or needs an amendment it will be detailed in your tutor feedback so you can make any required changes. The course tutor will be happy to give guidance as to how you might improve you answers. Your work can be sent back to your course tutor by email or by post.
At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement from ABC Awards and Certa Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the components the learner has completed as part of the course).
The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards and Certa Awards Quality Licence Scheme. This means that Kendal Publishing has undergone an external quality check to ensure that the organisation and the courses it offers, meet defined quality criteria. The completion of this course alone does not lead to a regulated qualification* but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills gained.
The Learner Unit Summary may be used as evidence towards Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this subject. To this end the learning outcomes of the course have been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual, to indicate the depth of study and level of demand/complexity involved in successful completion by the learner.
Information on level descriptors can be found on the Ofqual’s level descriptors page.
The course itself has been designed by Kendal Publishing to meet specific learners’ and/or employers’ requirements which cannot be satisfied through current regulated qualifications. ABC Awards & Certa Awards endorsement involves robust and rigorous quality audits by external auditors to ensure quality is continually met. A review of courses is carried out as part of the endorsement process.
ABC Awards and Certa Awards have long-established reputations for providing high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. ABC Awards and Certa Awards combine over 180 years of expertise combined with a responsive, flexible and innovative approach to the needs of our customers.
Renowned for excellent customer service, and quality standards, ABC Awards and Certa Awards also offer regulated qualifications for all ages and abilities post-14; all are developed with the support of relevant stakeholders to ensure that they meet the needs and standards of employers across the UK.
*Regulated qualification refers to those qualifications that are regulated by Ofqual / CCEA / Qualification Wales