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CPCAB Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies (CST-L3)

The Certificate…

The certificate in Counselling Studies programme is a part-time course where you will learn about counselling theory, ethics and mental health, learn more about the counselling relationship and practise counselling skills. The course is highly interactive, combining formal teaching with individual, small group and whole group activities. This qualification could lead to employment in a related field.

This qualification could lead to employment or increase employ-ability for those whose role is to support others in e.g. health and social care work, teaching and learning, advocacy and mediation, support and project work, other helping roles.

This qualification is for:

This qualification is for candidates who want to:

  • Take the next step in training to become a counsellor
  • Learn more about counselling theory, ethics and mental health
  • Be prepared to work as a volunteer in a helping role

This qualification does not lead to employment. It is designed as a pre-practitioner training for professional counsellor qualifications, but it could also lead to employment in a related field.


4 Marlow Road, Maidenhead, SL6 7YR

Visit the CPCAB website for further details about this course.

Course code: 600/5104/8


Successful learners may progress onto the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4).

Entry Requirements

You must have completed the CPCAB Level 2 Certificate in CounsellingSkills to apply for the CST-L3 course.

All prospective candidates will be interviewed.

Minimum Age

The minimum age is 19 years old.

How to Apply

You can apply for this programme online. Complete the form and follow the steps below:

You need to provide us with your contact details and if you require any extra support (for example, because of a disability, medical condition, learning or language support needs).

Your application will generate an email to us and we will respond to you by email.

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Which Course Are You Applying For? CSK-L2 CST-L3 TC-L4 TCSU-L6