AIM L3 Certificate in Counselling (EVE)

AIM L3 Certificate in Counselling (EVE)

The course consists of three units and will be offered over three terms.  It provides the second stage of a professional counselling training programme with each stage providing an opportunity to achieve an award.  A reading list and full written and verbal guidance is provided.


Developing Counselling Skills (M/506/3050).  

Unit 1 will enable learners to consolidate existing and develop additional counselling skills in preparation for working with clients in a supervised counselling placement.  The unit is also useful for those with existing counselling skills training who are seeking to incorporate enhanced counselling skills into related employment or voluntary activities. Internal assessment consists of three conselling sessions and some journal entries.


Counselling Theory (F/506/3053).  

Unit 2 will provide learners with the knowledge and understanding of the main theorists and their approaches to counselling (Humanistic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive-Behaviourial).  It will enable learners to evaluate the strengths and limitations of each approach and to understand how theory underpins counselling practice.  The integrative approach will also be examined.  Internal assessment consists of an essay, some journal entries and an external exam.


Counselling: Towards Reflective Practice (A/506/3052).  

Unit 3 will enable learners to practice and develop their counselling skills and work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling.  To support this, different theories of human development; the use of supervision; and issues of difference and diversity will be considered.  The Unit also provides an opportunity to link the theory to the learner’s personal development, motivation and readiness to practice.  Practical and ethical issues around professional counselling will be examined which in turn will prepare learners for practice within a supervised counselling placement as part of the Level 4 training.  Internal assessment consists of a course journal.


Entry Requirements

Students need to be aged 16 or over and possess the AQA or AIM Awards Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (75 GLH) or their equivalent.


PLEASE NOTE: Before enrolling, students who have studied with another training provider or have taken a break in their training must contact the AE Co-ordinator (counselling) by the end of the Summer term, in order to provide evidence of suitable Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) on previous counselling training.


Exam Fees

This is an accredited course and the course fee shown includes examination fees.  Learning Loans are available subject to certain conditions.  The College also offers a payment by instalment option.  Please contact the Adult Education office by telephone on 01223 278002 or email for further information.



Learning Outcomes

Progression onto the Level 4 Diploma in Counselling Practice


Guidance is given on progression and securing a counselling placement towards the end of this course.  As this course addresses the preparation for working with clients at Level 4, suitability to progress will be examined and confirmed towards the end of this course.  Your attendance must be above 80% to qualify for your Certificate and you must pass this course in full and be prepared to undertake a minimum of 8 sessions of personal counselling during the Level 4 course in order to progress.  Your tutor will provide more guidance on this.



Your Tutor

Di King / Andy Williamson


Tuition fees: £2075.00
Materials Costs: £0.00
Total Cost: £2075.00


No. of sessions: 42

Day Date Times
Tue 24/09/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 01/10/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 08/10/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 15/10/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 29/10/2019 17:45-21:30
Sat 02/11/2019 9:30-16:00
Tue 05/11/2019 17:45-21:30
Sat 09/11/2019 9:30-16:00
Tue 12/11/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 19/11/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 26/11/2019 17:45-21:30
Sat 30/11/2019 9:30-16:00
Tue 03/12/2019 17:45-21:30
Sat 07/12/2019 9:30-16:00
Tue 10/12/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 17/12/2019 17:45-21:30
Tue 07/01/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 11/01/2020 9:30-13:30
Tue 14/01/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 21/01/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 25/01/2020 9:30-16:00
Tue 28/01/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 01/02/2020 9:30-16:00
Tue 04/02/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 11/02/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 25/02/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 29/02/2020 9:30-16:00
Tue 03/03/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 07/03/2020 9:30-16:00
Tue 10/03/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 17/03/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 24/03/2020 17:45-21:30
Sat 28/03/2020 9:30-15:00
Tue 21/04/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 28/04/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 05/05/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 12/05/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 19/05/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 02/06/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 16/06/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 30/06/2020 17:45-21:30
Tue 07/07/2020 17:45-21:30

Your next step

Pay by credit or debit card over the telephone. Please call the Adult Education Office on 01223 278002 Monday to Thursday 9am to 7pm and Friday 9am to 4pm during term time and Monday to Friday 9am to 4pm out of term time.

Pay by cheque, made payable to Hills Road Sixth Form College. Please send you cheque together with a completed enrolment form, which you can find by clicking on ‘How to Enrol’ on the left hand side, to the Adult Education Office, Hills Road Sixth Form College, Hills Road, Cambridge CB2 8PE. Please enclose a SAE if you require a receipt.

Please note full refunds can only be made if a class is cancelled or closed at the discretion of the College, or if you cancel your enrolment no less than two weeks before the course starts.

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