Course Title ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
Level: 3
Code 17

Overview of the Course

This course provides you with the opportunity to develop counselling skills, demonstrate knowledge of counselling theories and gain a greater understanding of self. You are expected to complete written work and engage in practical experiential skills development to meet the assessment criterion for overall assessment for this qualification.

What topics will I study?

The topics covered include:

  •  Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills
  •  Understanding counselling theory
  •  Using counselling skills
  •  Personal development for users of counselling skills
  •  Compulsory personal development residential weekend

Who is this course aimed at?

This qualification is for those who wish to acquire a range of counselling skills for use in other areas of work, e.g. teachers, social workers, learning support workers, pastoral and management roles. This is also ideal for those who wish to become a qualified professional counsellor.


Successful completion of this qualification can lead into a variety of different roles and employment opportunities where helping skills are required. For those who wish to pursue a counselling career then this qualification is the stepping stone for Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (the industry required practitioner qualification).

What are the entry requirements?

There are no formal entry requirements, however it is important that you have some prior knowledge of counselling skills and theory and have acquired a Level 2 qualification in Counselling or equivalent. You will also be required to complete an assessment in relation to the qualification followed by an interview.


One academic year.


One year from when you started the course.


You will attend class once a week on a Tuesday or Thursday evening from 17:00 – 21:00. A day-time class is also available 09:30 – 13:30.


£811 plus an additional cost of £250 for the residential component.

Additional Information?

The above courses are run by highly trained and experienced counsellor trainers who have over thirty years of experience in the field of counselling, supervision, mental health and specialised counsellor training. Should you require further information regarding this course please contact Margaret Shacklady 0161 280 8209 or alternatively

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