Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills Starting 23rd October 2023



Skills & Education Group Awards
Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills

Ofqual code 500/9286/3


About This Course

The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills, is a pre-requisite for admission to the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling.


This level of qualification is not intended to qualify you as a counsellor in practice.  On completion of this qualification, you will need to undertake further training on a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling to be competent to practice.   


Required Knowledge

There are no formal entry requirements but prospective learners should be aware, either by interview or other suitable methods, that the course involves experiential learning and self-awareness exercises, which will be demanding of the self in interaction with others.


Course Aims

The ultimate aim of this qualification is the improved performance of those who use counselling skills.  Learners will be given the opportunity to develop a range of counselling skills and skills in
self-awareness and self-assessment. These skills will be more effectively developed through a process which encourages learners to assume an active responsibility for their own learning and which enables them to establish principles and good practice from a shared analysis with fellow learners and staff of experiences on the course and related experiences.

The SEG Awards Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills aims to:
· Develop a repertoire of counselling skills at a consistent level
· Underpin these skills with an understanding of one major therapeutic model

  • Increase personal self-awareness and their awareness of the impact they have on people


This Qualification is designed for those learners who:

  • Seek the course as an entrance to their training to become a qualified professional counsellor
  • Wish to acquire a repertoire of counselling skills for use in other work areas, and who have no wish to become a professional counsellor, e.g. Nurses, social workers and teachers.

Content overview:

The Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills is split into 4 topics/units of study;

CSL3U1 – Understanding the Context for the use of Counselling Skills – This unit is intended to deepen the learners’ understanding of the significant differences between a person who uses counselling skills in another occupation and a fully trained and qualified counsellor. Learners will explore key legal and ethical issues based on an ethical framework for counselling and psychotherapy in a multi-cultural and diverse society. The need for and the importance of casework supervision will be highlighted.

CSL3U2 – Understanding Counselling Theory – In this unit, learners will study one major therapeutic model of counselling in depth to empower the learner to reflect constructively on its value and use when working with people. They will also reflect on two other therapeutic models of counselling to raise awareness of other models.

CSL3U3 – Using Counselling Skills – Through practice, learners will explore a range of skills used within the counselling profession. Additionally they will understand that sessions in which counselling skills are used are professionally managed activities with a start, middle and end. Cultural differences are recognised, acknowledged and worked with.

CSL3U4 – Personal Development for Users of Counselling Skills – In this unit, learners reflect on how the study of counselling theory, the use of counselling skills and feedback received can inform personal development and growth, in particular their understanding of self.


All assignments are Internally assessed by the tutor, internally moderated by your training centre and externally moderated by the awarding body. 

Awarding Body

On successful completion of this course you will receive a certification from Skills and Education Group Awards.


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