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Counselling Skills Level 3 Admissions Session

Course Code:SE8278F


This online admission session is for learners wishing to join a Counselling Studies Level 3 course from Counselling Skills at Level 2.

What the course is about

The purpose of this admission session is to provide you with:

  • A taste of Counselling Studies at Level 3 through a practical activity and some theory review. This will also provide tutors with an idea of your current level of skills and enable them to assess your suitability for the course.

  • Full details of the course delivery and the options available.

  • Details of work placement opportunities.

  • Information as to the pre-requisite skills or qualifications needed prior to enrolling.

  • Examples of the breadth and depth of study and the assignments you will need to undertake at Level 3.

  • An overview of the study materials you will use at Level 3.

  • Information as to the commitment, placement and home study requirements.

  • Some suggestions for self assessing your suitability for study at Level 3 and a career in Counselling.

  • A Skills Check for English, maths and ICT as appropriate.

  • Details of learning support or financial support that may be available to you.

  • An opportunity for you to ask questions about the programme.

  • Advice on what you may be able to do after the course and how to get the necessary qualifications to work as a Counsellor.

Pre-course information session or interview

You will need to apply for a place on this enrolment session before being accepted onto the course.

Please ensure that you have read the course information sheet for the relevant course(s) before attending this enrolment session.

This Admissions Session will be held via Microsoft Teams. During the first part of the session, you will learn about the course, what is involved and possible career pathways. There will then be a group discussion. After this, you will be given a personal interview time. Please log back into Teams for this session which will be conducted by two tutors. There will be plenty of support throughout and opportunities to ask questions. 

Assessment of progress, tests, exams

There will be an assessment of your English, prior to this admission session, so that we can gain an indication of your current level of skills to support you in these areas during your course.

Who the course is for / Previous experience, knowledge or qualifications

This admission session is for learners wishing to join a Counselling Studies Level 3 course.

You must have already completed and achieved a Counselling Skills Certificate qualification (or equivalent) at Level 2.

If you have recently completed Counselling Skills at Level 2 with Skills & Learning, you should still come to this admission session to ensure that progression to a Level 3 course is the right route for you. You may not be required to undertake an English and maths assessment if you have recently undertaken one with Skills & Learning.

If you have any certificates for qualifications in this subject area, or in English or maths, please havethem with you for the enrolment session.

Materials and costs

All materials will be provided, although you may wish to bring a pen and paper with you for making your own notes.

Next Step

If the course is suitable for you, you will be enrolled onto your chosen course, subject to places being available. We will contact you within 10 working days to confirm your enrolment. If we feel that your chosen course is not suitable, will contact you to discuss further and to signpost you to alternative courses that you may be interested in, either with Skills & Learning or one of our partner organisations.

You may also be interested in discussing some other learning opportunities that will help you move into work, or help you to develop your career.

Need support planning your next steps? Our experienced Careers Advisors at Skills & Learning can offer personalised guidance on choosing the right course, exploring career paths, developing interview skills, updating your CV and much more. Book a FREE appointment today and get the support you need to achieve your goals. Visit: Call us at 01202 123444 for more information.

Additional information

English, maths and computing skills: all of our courses support the development of relevant English, maths and computing skills.

Refunds: please see details of our cancellation policy in our Terms and Conditions on our website or in our brochure.

Attendance: before enrolling you should ensure that you can attend all classes offered as far as possible.

Places on courses: many of our courses are in high demand. If you have been offered a place but no longer require it, please advise us immediately as you may be preventing another learner from taking the place. Where learners do not attend the first session, without having given prior notice, Skills & Learning reserve the right to offer the place on the course to another learner; you will not be eligible for a refund it it is outside of the terms outlined in our cancellation policy.

Fully funded learners: if you have been offered a fully funded place on a course and no longer require it, you must advise us before the course starts so that your place can be offered to someone else. We reserve the right to withdraw future offers of fully funded places if you regularly do not start or complete funded courses.

Home study: you will be required to do significant study at home between sessions to assist with your learning and progress.

Qualification Levels: there is further information about qualification levels on our website.

Proof of identity: please bring photographic ID and your National Insurance number with you to your first session. You will also need to provide it for any external examinations you take.

Off-site activities: with some courses, there may be the opportunity for off-site enrichment activities at additional cost, for example: gallery, museum or exhibition visits. Where this is an integral part of the course, your tutor will discuss the arrangements with you during your induction.

Parking at centres: parking at centres may be limited; please be prepared to use on street parking or pay and display car parks. For information regarding each centre, please visit the venue section of our website

Refreshments: tea/coffee or vending machine(s) are available at some venues. Further information can be found in the venue section of our website

Unspent Criminal Convictions we require learners to disclose any unspent criminal convictions. Please refer to

If you have any accessibility or disability issues that we need to accommodate or if you think you may need any other support to complete your chosen course, please contact: 01202 123444 or e-mail All enquiries are treated in confidence.

Course Details

Start Date15 June 2024



Time09:30 - 15:30

Duration1 week

SubjectCounselling Admissions Sessions


Fees and concessions



How do I enrol?

Course fully booked

Unfortunately, this course is full. However, please call us on 01202 123444 or email to ask about other options.

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