This course is designed for individuals who are looking to progress to training that will enable them to become a qualified professional counsellor, or those looking to develop counselling skills to use in their area of work e.g. nurses, social workers etc.
The course will enable students to develop a range of counselling skills that will be applicable to a range of roles. This course is designed for individuals who are looking to progress to training that will enable them to become a qualified professional counsellor, or those looking to develop counselling skills to use in their area of work e.g. nurses, social workers etc.
The course will enable students to develop a range of counselling skills that will be applicable to a range of contexts, as well as develop an understanding of at least one therapeutic model. It will also underpin counselling skills, as well as the importance of self-development.
This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor.
On completion of this course you will achieve:
SEG Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills
What can this course lead to?
This course could enable you to progress onto a Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Course session dates
The course will have timetabled activates with rotating sessions every two weeks.
The following session will have timetabled activities starting on Friday and then on Saturday and finishing on Sunday.
26th to the 28th January
23rd to the 25th February
22nd to the 24th March
19th to the 21th April
17th to the 19th May
21st to the 23rd June
The following sessions will have timetabled activities starting on Thursday and finishing on Friday.
8th to the 9th February
7th to the 8th March
2nd to the 3rd May
6th to the 7th June
When does this start and end?
At the moment we have no available dates for this course. We will be updating them throughout the year, check back or submit and enquiry to be added to a waiting list.
What are the entry requirements?
You will need a Level 2 qualification in Counselling or an alternative relevant L2 vocational qualification. To secure a place on this course you will be required to attend an interview to demonstrate suitability.
How much does this cost?
This course is free to all eligible students aged 19 or over who have not previously gained a full level 3 qualification. We will assess if you are eligible when you apply.
If you already possess a level 3 qualification, you may consider covering the cost by applying for an Advanced Learner Loan (ALL) or arrange a payment plan with the college. Did you know you don’t need to repay your loan back if you complete a university degree afterwards, or until you are earning a certain amount? For full details and ALL eligibility visit:
Do you know? The average wage for fully qualified Counsellors is £22,600
“Being a full-time mum has been amazing - now is the time to focus on what I want to do.” - Julie
The counselling course content was marvellous. It touched every area and I believe was integral in me becoming a success at counselling.
After completing the short course in Counselling Therapy, I was inspired and motivated to pursue the level 1 and level 2 as well. Was a life changing experience.
Studying the counselling course at the Northern College has been one of the most profoundly transformative and insightful experiences of my life. It has forever changed me as a person and I view the world through new eyes now.
I am now reaping the rewards from the counselling course and look forward to continuing my studies. Thank you so very, very much for your enduring support, fantastic teaching and boundless patience!
Rated by Ofsted as a Good Provider
student pass rate for 2021-22
of students rated the College as good or outstanding in supporting them to improve their confidence to learn