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What's Involved

This qualification is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. No real work environment placement is required for this qualification.

This qualification aims to: Provide learners with more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to: • develop counselling skills • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills • Appreciate the importance of self-development.

Entry Requirements

Level 1 / 2 qualification in counselling or equivalent.

Where will it take me?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to: • Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling • Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance • Foundation & BA Degrees in Counselling

It can also support your progression within employment in a number of roles including: • Support worker (supported living) • Healthcare support service worker • Clinical healthcare support worker • Mental health support worker • Information, advice and guidance worker • Health education/health promotion worker

Course Assessment Method

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units. Unit 01: Developing counselling skills (12 credits) Unit 02: Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (10 credits) Unit 03: Working ethically with counselling skills (6 Credits) Unit 04: Counselling skills and diversity (6 Credits) Unit 05: Counselling skills and personal development (6 Credits)

Assessments include, Essays, portfolios, reports and skills worksheets. You will also participate in role-plays to develop counselling skills.

Where and When

Diploma In Counselling Skills Level 3 NCFE

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Fee Information

Course Code Study Mode Start Date Under 16 16-18 19+ International
AC27633P-19B Part Time 05/02/2020 £2,304 £2,304 £2,304 £2,304
AC27633P-19A Part Time 11/09/2019 £2,304 £2,304 £2,304 £2,304

Notes About Fees

Fees shown are per year.

Find out more by speaking to Admissions:

  • For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
  • For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
  • For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801


  • To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
  • You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
  • You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.


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