The Counselling Level 3 course will teach you how to you deal with and overcome issues that are causing emotional pain or making someone feel uncomfortable.
You will be able to provide a safe and regular space for someone to talk and explore difficult feelings.
Counselling can be used to help with many different mental health conditions, including:
borderline personality disorder (BPD)
obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD)
post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
eating disorders, such as anorexia and bulimia
The course will be delivered by post including Tutor Support for 12 months. All assignments are marked by one of our professional Tutors who will offer regular feedback and guide you through your course. Postal assignments cannot be accepted without prior permission from the tutor and you must have access to email in order to contact your Tutor.
You will be provided with the telephone number for your dedicated Student Support Team who will be available for any other queries that you may have whilst completing your course. You can be assured that you will receive unlimited support for your home study course, so there is no need to struggle or feel isolated during your studies.
You must successfully complete a series of assignments. Once all assignments have been completed satisfactorily, you will then be awarded your certificate. The good news is, there is no final exam.
Module 1 – The Basics of Counselling
What is counselling
Who is a Counsellor
When is a Counsellor not ready Who needs counselling
Ten Steps to Counselling
Module 2 – Types of Counselling
When a Counsellor is needed
Types of counselling offered
Module 3 – New Wave Counselling
Telephone / Internet
counselling SMS text counselling
Module 4 – Traditional Counselling Styles
Types of Traditional Counselling What Counselling
Who goes to Counselling
Module 5 – Listening Skills
Stages of listening
Obstacles of Listening
Listeners in Control
Traps for Listeners
Module 6 – Negotiation
The Establishment Group
The Community group
Negotiation in General
The Joint Problem-Solving Approach
Definition of the Problem
Q & A
Will I require any previous knowledge to start this course?
You do not need any prior learning knowledge or experience to take this course. This course is openly available to anyone who wishes to take part in a highly rewarding home study course. You have the freedom to start the course at any time and continue your studies at your own pace for a period of up to 12 months from initial registration with the full support of your Tutor.
What is included with this course?
In-depth study materials covering the full specification
12 months tutor support
Assignment marking and feedback
Will I need to purchase any books?
You will not need to purchase any books as we cover everything that is required in the course materials unless otherwise stated on the course page.
Are there any additional costs?
There will be no additional costs for this course.
I live overseas, would I be able to take this course?
Yes, this course is available to international students.
Do I have to pay delivery?
For paper-based courses, delivery is free to the UK. A delivery fee will be payable for paper-based courses sent outside the UK. Please click here for delivery information.
How many hours should I allow for this course?
We recommend that you are able to dedicate between 150 and 170 hours’ study time, plus additional time for completing assignments.
Can I complete this course sooner if I wish to?
Yes, you can work at your own pace to complete this course.
At the end of this course successful learners will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement by Abstract Education and a Learner Unit Summary (which lists the details of all of the units you have completed as part of your course).
The Level 3 Counselling course has been benchmarked at a level 3 which would give you some indication as to the difficulty of this course. I.e., GCSE would be equivalent to Level 2 and A’ Level would be equivalent to Level 3.
Course fees for payment in full include:
Course materials which will cover the full course.
Assessment and feedback on all assignments.
Access to your personal Tutors via our online portal.
Access to a range of online resources.
Free Notebook and Pen.
Access to the NUS student card.
Tutor references once a satisfactory amount of work has been completed.
Free CV writing service on completion of course.
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