Counselling Studies Level 3


Online and at Synergie Counselling Centre, Hillingdon 

90 Guided Learning Hours (GLH) (starts September 2024, ends July 2025)

Fees: £1,195.00 (installment plan available)

This qualification is intended for candidates who have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills at Level 2 and want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor.

The course focuses on counselling theory, ethics and mental health and prepares students to work as a professional counsellor in an agency setting.

Working with clients does not normally take place until training at Level 4.

This qualification does not lead to employment, though it is designed as a practitioner training for professional counselling qualifications and could lead to employment in a related field.

Through teaching and practical exercises, you will learn more about the field of counselling theory which will help you to decide whether you would like to pursue further training to Level 4.

Those wishing to take part must be at least 19 years old, and must have achieved a Level 2 in counselling skills or an equivalent qualification.

The course involves 90 hours of classroom work in a small group, including practising counselling skills.

At the end of the course there is an external assessment that involves watching a short film of a counselling session then answering questions to demonstrate your understanding of the counselling process and theory. The external assessment paper will be awarded a pass or fail. Students are also assessed on their classroom participation and their journal entries.

Students who pass the course can progress to the next level of counselling training, which is the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.

It is not necessary for students to be in personal therapy to be on this course.

This course is supported by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB). Read more about the course here.

To enrol or to find out more, call Synergie on 01895 254660 and we will guide you through the process.