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Start / End Time
4:30pm - 7:30pm
30 Weeks
Milnthorpe Road Campus

Health & Social Care

It is clear that the UK’s health and social care system is struggling, and with an increasingly ageing population, there is a significant demand for more people to enter the industry. In fact, around two million new workers will need to be trained and recruited by 2022.

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Course Overview

The level 3 Course covers the same material as the level 2 course, but in more detail. Learners are assumed to have some prior experience of counselling or experience of a helping or pastoral role, and be comfortable with talking openly and candidly about themselves.

The course is 30 3-hour sessions. Each session contains some small group practice and some theory lecture, the same format as the level 2. The course aims to continue to help develop confidence and appreciate the importance of personal development. There are five units and written assignments to complete.

Unit themes:
- Counselling skills
- Ethics in practice
- Counselling theory
- Personal development

All units within this qualification are internally assessed. The qualifications are criterion referenced based on the achievement of all the specified learning outcomes. A learning log will be produced and a variety of assignment tasks will be set by your tutor to guide you through the qualification.

Entry Requirements

Candidates need to have successfully completed a level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills and you may be asked to gain a reference from their tutor on that course.

All students interested in this course should contact the course tutor, Jamie McDowell, prior to enrolment:


After Your Course

- Enhancement of interpersonal skills within current occupational role, pre requisite for further counselling training.
- Progression to foundation degree in Counselling.
- Progression to FdSc in Counselling is dependent upon successful completion of level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, the outcome of an interview process and suitable references.



The fee displayed is the course fee. Course fees are per year for full-time courses and per course for part-time courses.

Other costs may be associated with this course, e.g., kit, equipment, books, trips, etc. Financial support may be available to support you with these. See the Student Money pages for more information.

Courses fees

The current full-time & degree-level fee information is related to the 2024/25 academic year.

Level 3-6 Courses

Advanced Learning Loans are available for students aged 19 or over and studying eligible level 3, 4, 5 & 6 courses. If you are on an Access course, the loan will be written off if you complete a degree.

You may qualify for financial support to cover the cost of a Level 3 qualification if you do not already have a Level 3 qualification (this will depend on the course & your age on 31/08/24).

Please speak to Student Services for more information on course fees.


The fees displayed are for the one-year AS-Level course. If you would like to progress onto the full A-Level, please get in touch with us for the cost of the second year, as it will be different.

16-18 year olds

There are no course fees if you were aged 16-18 on 31/08/24 and are not studying at another institution.

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