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September 2018 - Wednesday Course Now Full 

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Alternate Saturday - 9.30 am to 4.00 pm

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Counselling Studies Course - CPCAB - CST -L3

Fees Including Registration £895.00

Payment Plan available - See below

Deposit £295.00
4 x Payments of £150.00 (September, October, November, December)

Qualification Number CST-L3 is accredited by the Office of the Qualifications & Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) into the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF). The qualification number for CST-L3 is 600/5104/8.
Qualification structure 1 mandatory unit:
A/503/9737 Developing Understanding of Counselling
Target candidates

This qualification is intended for candidates who want to:

  • take the next step in training to become a counsellor (having already acquired counselling skills);
  • learn more about counselling theory and agency work
Level 3
Guided learning hours 90 (minimum)
Credit value 20
Minimum age 19 years1
Entry requirements

Candidates are required to have undertaken counselling skills training – e.g. CPCAB’s Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2) or equivalent units/qualifications of at least 75 GLH.

See also CPCAB candidate entry requirements in section 5 of the Qualification Document and RPL guidance on the tutor CD.


Successful candidates may progress onto CPCAB’s Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (TC-L4) – provided that CPCAB’s Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (CSK-L2), or its RPL equivalent, is first acquired in addition to CST-L3.

The unit credit can also be used towards other relevant qualifications on the QCF.

See section 6 of the Qualification Document for progression route details.


Candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements.
See section 3 of the Qualification Document.

Additional assessment requirements Externally assessed written paper after watching a CPCAB DVD (under exam conditions).2
Grading system Pass
Personal counselling or therapy (for trainee) None required.
Work-place experience (for trainee) None required.


1This age requirement is linked to Ofqual’s system for categorising qualifications.


2 Candidates must pass both the internal and external assessment to receive the qualification.


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