SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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This course provides learning experiences which will enable you to develop and practice counselling skills.

It will also increase your knowledge/understanding of such skills and look at counselling theories in more depth. It is specifically designed for those who want to take the next step towards training to become a counsellor (having already acquired some counselling skills), or continue their skills development for voluntary work or employment. This level does not qualify you to be a counsellor.

This course will enable you to:

  • Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling
  • Understand the counselling relationship
  • Understand difference and diversity issues to develop empathic understanding
  • Work within a user-centred approach to counselling
  • Use counselling theory to develop self- awareness in counselling practice
  • Understand theories of counselling and mental health
  • Use feedback, reflection and supervision to support counselling

Is this course suitable for me?

To enrol on this course you will need to have successfully completed the Level 2 Award in Counselling Skills or have relevant work experience. All applicants must attend an interview prior to being accepted on the course.

Is there anything else I need to know about this course?

It is a characteristic of counselling courses that it will involve a certain amount of self-disclosure about uncomfortable situations; this is undertaken in the confines of the class room and with boundaries and rules set by the learners. Due to the nature of the course, all students are required to sign a confidentiality agreement at induction.

Will there be additional costs?

You will need to purchase your own stationery and have access to a computer, email and printing.

Personal therapy

You will be required to undertake 6 hours of personal therapy at your own expense

What could I do after I finish this course?

You may wish to progress to the L4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Course

Course dates & times

This is a one academic year course run over 32 weeks with half terms and holidays as per local schools.

Next intake start dates:

Monday 12th September 2022, 3.30pm to 8.30pm
Wednesday 14th September 2022, 3.30pm - 8.30pm
Thursday 15th September 2022, 9.30am - 2.30pm

(We will run one, two or three groups according to demand)

How to apply

To apply please click the ‘Apply for this course’ button below and we will contact you with a full application form, interview details and directions.


Tuition Cost:
£1,695 per annum for all tuition and registration

Spread Payments:
We are happy to take a 10% deposit and spread the fees over affordable monthly payments