Counselling Skills - Level 3 Diploma
Start Date: September 2020
Course Overview

This qualification is appropriate for you if you have already acquired a recognised qualification in counselling skills and want to take the next step in training to become a counsellor. This document covers applications to study Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

What will I learn?

You must have achieved Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills or another relevant Level 2 qualification as well as GCSE English or equivalent.

You will be invited to attend an interview when the admissions team has reviewed your application. This will be by letter and/ or email. It is important you contact us if you are unable to attend your interview as soon as possible.

You will be sent two tasks that must be completed and brought to your interview:

• Interview form – we use this to help your interviewer understand your reasons for studying the course
• Personal statement – you will need to write approximately 250 words to support your application. Further down this information sheet you will find advice to help you with this

Additionally, you will need to bring the certificates for any qualifications you hold, but in particular English and Maths.

At the interview, all applicants will undertake an English assessment. Please allow approximately 2.5 hours for the interview.

How will the course be assessed?

The Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is an intensive course requiring hard work and dedication. To achieve the best possible grades, we expect you to:
• Attend every timetabled lesson. We understand that occasionally you may need to miss a lesson, but we expect you to have at least 95% attendance
• Submit all assignments on time
• Ask for help if you are struggling or unsure- we are here to support you to achieve the best grades possible
• Undertake your college work, including additional reading.
• Research your next steps. It is important that you start researching your degree options as soon as possible. A good place to start is www.ucas.com
• Treat staff and fellow students with respect

In return, you can expect of us:
• Experienced, dedicated teaching staff
• Lessons that will stretch your thinking and help you achieve high grades
• Online resources to help you complete your assignments
• Support to develop academic skills for progression
• Support with helping you decide your future plans
• Support with UCAS applications
• Additional workshops
• To be treated with respect

Should you have any additional questions about your application, the course or the interview process, please contact the HE Office on he@accross.ac.uk or 01254 354 047 or 354 117

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