Counselling Studies Certificate CPCAB Level 3 | Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Counselling Studies Certificate CPCAB Level 3 at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Counselling Studies Certificate CPCAB Level 3 at Tonbridge Adult Education Centre

Price: £1,145.00 Starts: 04/03/2020 Time: 09:30 - 15:30
Tutor: Linda Davis Ends: 08/07/2020 Location: Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Level: Level 3 Day of Week: WED Duration: 16 weeks

This course is currently full and online booking is not possible. Please call 03000 41 22 22 to put your name on a waiting list and register your interest. We will then contact you directly if we can accommodate you.

About this course

This Counselling Studies Certificate CPCAB Level 3 (CST-L3) course in Tonbridge will build on the practical skills and knowledge gained on the Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 (CSK-L2) course.

The Counselling Studies course will cover:
- The professional framework
- The counselling relationship
- Understanding diversity
- Use of feedback, reflectoin and supervision
- Client/counsellor contracts
- Development of self-awareness

Successful students on this course will be able to:
- State the ethical, legal and procedural framework in which a counselling agency operates within assessments and during practice.
- Understand and use the main theoretical approaches and knowledge of mental health to develop counselling practice and self-awareness.
- Demonstrate and understand the nature and constraints of the counsellor’s role within different settings.
- Describe and demonstrate during practice how difference and diversity can affect counselling relationships.
- work within a user-centred approach.

Successful students will gain a CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. For further details the CPCAB website is where you can download a Candidate Guide.

**PLEASE NOTE: At least 85% attendance, a high level of commitment and at least 3 hours of home study is a requirement from you if you are enrolling on this course.**

You are able to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help fund this course. However, there will be a separate fee to pay direct to Kent Adult Education which is not covered by the loan. Please ask for further information.

How will I be taught?

This course will involve full student participation and deep self-reflection. There will be personal and sensitive discussions in small and large groups, group activities, role plays and pair or triad (groups of three) work followed by observer feedback.

Assessment will be by learning statement/journal and the observation of practical skills demonstrated during the course. You will also be asked to complete an assignment and/or research project/presentation. There is also an external exam set by CPCAB which is usually taken at the end of the course.

What do I need to bring with me?

A4 Ring binder with dividers, notebook and pen. You will be provided with a Student Book if you didn't study Level 2 with us previously.

What can I do next?

When the Counselling Skills Certificate CPCAB Level 2 (CSK-L2) and Counselling Studies Certificate CPCAB Level 3 (CST-L3), or their equivalents, have been achieved, you may progress to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, which qualifies you to be a Counsellor in an agency or set up a private practice. Details of the Level 4 course can be found on We offer the CPCAB L4 Diploma over 2 years. Ask your tutor for details or visit

What do I need to join the course

Before enrolling on this course, you will need to complete an online application form available at this link - Following submission of your application you will need to make arrangements to come into one of our Adult Education Centres to complete a literacy assessment. This checks your suitability for the course and helps identify any additional support required. You will then be offered a choice of interview slots during the period May to July. The interview involves a frank and open discussion with a Counselling tutor about your personal readiness, the content and level of the course which then ensures that you understand the personal, educational and financial commitments.

If you are an existing Counselling Skills Level 2 (CSK-L2) student with Kent Adult Education, your tutor will make a recommendation as to whether you are ready to progress to Level 3 at the end of your Level 2 course. If you are approved you will be given evidence of this so you can enrol without going through the application process.

This course is for applicants who want to take the next step in training to become a Counsellor. You will learn more about counselling theory and agency work. You will need to have successfully completed the CPCAB Counselling Skills Certificate Level 2 (CSK-L2) course or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 guided learning hours.

To be successful in all aspects of this course, it is recommended that you don't enrol if you have undergone a life-changing experience during the last 12 months as there is a high expectation for personal self-reflection on past life experiences.

About the Tutor: Linda Davis

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Getting there

Tonbridge Adult Education Centre
Avebury Avenue
Tonbridge And Malling

If you require any information about this location then please call 03000 41 2222 and quote the Course Code TON/78381/H/NC.
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