Successful candidates may progress onto the Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Studies. The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF).
No formal entry requirements are necessary to enrol on this course.
However, this qualification is not suitable for those who are currently in a state of severe emotional difficulty and/or severe psychological distress. The course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities. If you are unsure then you can explore these considerations at interview.
The expectation is that you will attend all lessons in college face to face. There is a minimum expectation of 90% attendance. It is important that you build up a portfolio of work including ongoing assessments, weekly journals, skills practice and worksheets. These are all linked to criteria you need to pass. Your tutor will support you to do that. In addition to this internal assessment, there are externally assessed elements and all must be passed to gain the qualification.