A Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory

Duration: 35 weeks term-time only (4 hours per session)

Academic Level: This course has been written at level 3 (think A-levels)

Group size: 8 – 12 (Subject to COVID restrictions)


What is it & who is it for?

The intermediate course has been designed for those students interested in:

– Progressing further towards recognition as a professional counsellor (this course represents the second stage of training, however, you will need to complete all four stages in order to register with a professional membership body)

– Adding evidence of intermediate listening skills to a CV

– Enhancing a current role through the addition of listening skills and theory

This qualification aims to introduce intermediate skills and build on learning from an introductory course. It also aims to provide learners with a historic overview of counselling theory, exploring the different approaches that have been developed over the years and understanding their contemporary relevance; further personal development activities are designed to stretch your understanding of self and on this course, we will also explore diversity and equality issues. There will an introduction to ethical practice and its relevance to counselling as a profession.

On completion of all units, students will be issued with a Level 3 Certificate and will be entitled to apply for the full Diploma in Integrated Relational Counselling to take the training to the next level.


Dates & fees

Next intake: Planned for September 2021

Fees for this course are: TBC

Payment options: TBC


Other useful information

Attendance: Minimum attendance required for a pass is 90%

Assessment: 3 x written assignments;  Multiple creative pieces with an reflective statements; skills observation

Additional: Recommended reading and weekly journal writing

Professionalism: Students at all levels and on all courses are required to hold a professional, respectful space. This includes being attentive, sensitive, organised, and punctual. A more detailed learning contract will need to be signed during the enrolment process.