The Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L3) is a CPCAB (Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body), which is assessed both internally and externally. The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies programme introduces you to the three main theoretical approaches to counselling and shows you what you can expect from working with counselling agencies. Please see www.cpcab.co.uk for more information.
Entry Requirements, Units, Assessment and more...
Entry requirements are as follows:
- Four GCSEs at grades A*-C; one of which must be GCSE English or GCSE Mathematics - or successful completion of a Level 2 substantial qualification in a related subject
- An initial assessment that indicates an appropriate level of English and mathematical ability
- A satisfactory reference.
Assessed both internally and externally.
Aims of the course
This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to:
- Take the next step in training to become a counsellor
- Learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
- Be prepared for work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.
- This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre- practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications but it could also lead to employment in a related field.
You can go onto to develop your skills by taking a Level 4 certificate, or apply for a role in the industry.
Classrooms and learning resource centre.
What can I earn in the health and social care industry?
When you're deciding what to study post-16, it's important to think about where your course will lead. If you study for a vocational qualification in health and social care, you'll be starting on a career path with lots of opportunity for progression and a good salary in your sights.
- Care workers start on around £13,000 a year and can earn £17,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Social workers start on around £24,000 a year and can earn £39,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Nurses start on around £26,000 a year and can earn £31,000 with 3-5 years' experience
- Our tiered qualifications are industry-accepted and government-recognised, and many include valuable work experience, giving you the confidence and skills you need to succeed in this sector.