ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

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ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

The ABC Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills is a qualification designed as a more in depth study of the field of counselling.

You would ideally need to study the ABC Counselling Concepts course before enrolling on this course as this builds upon skills and ideas learnt in the level 2 curriculum. 

The course is a perfect way to embark on formal counselling training as an intended career change or as an additional skill to enhance your existing job. 



Duration 1 year
Study mode Part Time
Start date Various
Campus Rothwell Centre
Course code 60167-01
Fee £811 (Advanced Learner Loan Eligible)

What you learn

Undertaking this course, you will: 

  • Enhance and improve your verbal communication skills, specifically empathy, the ability to listen and respect silence
  • Enhance and improve your written communication skills
  • Gain a basic understanding of what counselling is about and enable you to compare and contrast counselling with other forms of helping activities
  • Build upon your understanding of what counselling training entails, allowing you to make a more informed choice as to your suitability to undertake vocational counselling training as opposed to other types of training
  • Undertake experiential learning processes that will include a high element of personal growth work, developing further self-confidence and self-esteem
  • Be prepared to progress onto our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling

How will you be assessed?

There are various assessment methods on this course; you will undertake a written assessment and undergo an observation of your practical counselling skills. 



Where is this course delivered?

Classroom based in Rothwell Centre run on Tuesday evening and Friday morning. 

Entry Requirements

Ideally you will need to have undertaken the Level 2 ABC Award in Counselling Concepts or studied a similar level of qualification.

A good standard of English is necessary, to complete the written assignment of this course.

What's next?

After successful completion of this course you may wish to progress onto our Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling Skills.

Alternatively you could seek employment in the area, or enhance your skills in careers such as mentoring support roles, learning support assistants, social work, housing etc.

Campus Locations

Rothwell Centre

14-16 Marsh Street
West Yorkshire
LS26 0AG
0113 386 1997
Nearest train station