Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Date: 11/09/2023Day:Monday plus one Saturday
Time:6pm – 9pmDuration:30 weeks
Qualification:Level 3 Certificate in Counselling SkillsAwarding Body:SEG Awards

About the course

This qualification is the next step for students who have completed the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. The course develops a repertoire of personal interpersonal skills, promotes personal growth, and provides industry knowledge.

Modules include:

  • Understanding the context for the use of counselling skills
  • Understanding counselling theory
  • Using counselling skills
  • Personal development for users of counselling skills

Entry Requirements

Learners should have completed a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.  You will also be asked to complete a written task and interview.


Assessment is via written work, a reflective journal, and practical skills assessments. Work is submitted and assessed via an electronic portfolio, which demonstrates how you have met the assessment criteria for the course.

You should expect to complete at least 3 hours of homework per week in addition to class attendance.


Learners will attend weekly lessons in college. This course may incorporate an element of live remote lessons where appropriate. It is recommended that you have access to a PC, laptop or other suitable device.

Learners also benefit from access to the college library during our evening opening times, including computers, study stations, print-based and electronic learning materials, printers and scanners.


To a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or a Foundation Degree in Counselling.


How to apply

If you wish to apply, please click here or call or email us if you have any questions on 01403 216597 or  adulted@collyers.ac.uk.


Students must attend a college induction on the first evening of the course.


For this course, students may self-fund the course fees, apply for an Advanced Learner Loan or be eligible for full funding under the Government’s Free Level 3 Courses for Jobs offer.

A £50 non-refundable deposit is payable at the point of booking and the remainder of the course fees are due one week before the course start. Students can apply to pay the balance in two instalments.

Advanced Learner Loans are available for this course. These loans are repayable when you finish your course and earn more than £27,295 per annum. This figure is subject to change, so please ensure you check the details with the Student Loans Company when applying for an Advanced Learner Loan.

Please note the maximum advanced learner loan for this course is £811 so the balance of the course fee is payable one week before the start of the course.

This course may be free to learners if they:

  • Are unemployed
  • Earn less than £20319 gross annual salary
  • Do not have a full level 3 qualification


Prior to enrolling on any qualification course, please consider carefully if you have the time to commit to this course.

If you start a course and do not complete it, or if your attendance rate is low, this might affect your eligibility to join funded courses in the future.

Our qualification courses are government funded and it is our responsibility to ensure that the funding is used effectively to help learners progress and develop. We will work with you to ensure that you achieve your personal goals and those of the course.

For further details see our Fees and Funding page.