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When & Where

Suitable For

  • 19 year olds and up are permitted on this course

Quick Facts

  • Availability Yes
  • Tutor Multiple
  • Course Code W22HSCB05A

What you will learn

Do you want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor?

Are ready to undertake a nationally regulated qualification awarded by the Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB) – the only Ofqual approved awarding body to specialise in the field of counselling and supervision.

This CPCAB Level 3 course builds on the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills, adding to what you have learnt about the main theoretical approaches, skills and agency work.

This qualification provides you with the next step to becoming a qualified counsellor. You will learn about the next step in training to become a counsellor


By the end of this course, you will be able to:

  • Prepare to work within an ethical framework for counselling
  • Understanding 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 studies

Class format and activities

Classes are timetabled to run :

9:15am – 3:15pm

3:30pm – 9:30pm

You will be able to discuss your preferred time at interview

Class requires a minimum number to run. If this number is not met, we will be endeavour to offer you a suitable alternative.

Average class size – 12 - 15. This number can change based on presenting circumstances.

You will learn experientially by active participation in classroom exercises and discussions.

You will be expected to work with other group members, to share a little of yourself with them, and to listen to and respect what others in the group share.

It is important that you are open to the possibility of learning more about yourself through your interactions with others in the group. This involves giving and receiving constructive feedback from tutors and peers.

NB: Counselling training requires you to be resilient and emotionally secure. This qualification is not suitable for prospective students who may be currently in a state of emotional difficulty, experiencing recent traumas, loss, addiction, or mental health issues. This is because the course involves experiential elements, which will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities. This will be discussed at interview.

To ensure you make the best possible progress on your course, you will have regular constructive and supportive feedback from your tutor.

Entry requirements

You must have completed the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) or equivalent. We do not accept courses written as online courses i.e The Skills Network. We recognise due to Covid 19 some courses may have been completed remotely. Your course must include Skills Practice comparable with CPCAB equivalent. This will be discussed with you at interview.

Once you have applied you will be invited for an Information, Advice and Guidance session / interview, asked complete a written questions and participate in a small group activity. You will have an opportunity to ask further questions.

Any offer or a place is dependent on receipt of an acceptable reference from your Level 2 tutor.

What you need to know before you enrol

Morley College is an organisational member of BACP (The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy). We work within the BACP ethical framework in the design and delivery of our counselling provision.

We expect all students to work within professional standards, including:

• time-keeping

• self-management

• respect for others

• respect for ‘the work’

• commitment

• trust and cooperation

• accepting responsibilities

• health and safety working practices

• respond positively to feedback and reflect on your process around it

100% attendance and punctuality is expected from all students on this course.

This course requires study/completion of activities outside of class time. You must keep a weekly reflective journal alongside completion of set assignments to build a portfolio of evidence. Your portfolio will be stored electronically through MS Teams. This allows you and your tutors to manage your assessments and feedback online as you progress through your course. This is the help you progress through the qualification, building your knowledge, skills and self-awareness in line with the CPCAB progression model.

To achieve the qualification, you must also pass an external marked assessment set and marked by CPCAB.

As a student at Morley College London, you have access to Microsoft Office 365. Microsoft Teams in an application within Microsoft 365 – it is your primary mechanisms for communication, studying and sharing resources on the course.

You must be confident using IT (MS Teams) Independently to complete and submit assignments.

What you need

Computer device, reliable Internet connection. A willingness to participate in activities, commitment to completing tasks and assignments independently within deadlines. Ability to engage with feedback constructively

What you can do next

Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4)

Cost