Counselling - Level 3

This course aims to develop a particular understanding of the Person-Centred theory of counselling as well as comparing and contrasting 2 other approaches to the principal model.

You will explore ethical issues around counselling and develop counselling skills through observing the counselling skills of other students and reviewing your own skills.

This course also involves exploring your own feelings, values and beliefs to allow for growth and to raise self-awareness.  

Assessment is via a portfolio of internally assessed work as well as a recorded observed counselling skills session of around 30 minute duration.

What topics/modules are covered?

  • Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills
  • Understanding counselling theory
  • Using counselling skills
  • Personal development for users of counselling skills

What are the entry requirements?

You should have successfully completed the Counselling - Level 2 course or undertaken other relevant counselling skills training.

You should also have a genuine interest in furthering your understanding of counselling theory and skills.

The College will always treat each applicant as an individual. Should you not have or not expect to obtain the grades stated above, or not have relevant industry-related experience, the College would still welcome your application for this course as this will enable us to identify whether this course is, in fact, the right course for you or whether another course may be more appropriate.

What can I do if I complete this course?

  • Diploma in Counselling
  • This course helps equip you with counselling skills to use within your current job role, either paid work or on a voluntary basis. 

Career Path

  • Counsellor

What qualification will I gain?

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills.

How many days of the week will I be studying?

1 day per week. Tuesdays: 2pm - 8.30pm


17 weeks.

Where will I be based?

Port Academy Liverpool building, Hugh Baird College.





Terms, Conditions and Disclaimer

We reserve the right to make changes and improvements to the provision of courses and other details. There are minimum numbers of students required for each course to run. Should there be insufficient numbers to run a particular course, then every effort will be made to enrol you on a similar, appropriate course.

Last modified on Tuesday, 05 June 2018 10:16