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Counselling Skills (Level 3 Diploma)

Course Overview

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  • This course is FREE for most students
  • You may be eligible for a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan
  • Course fees listed below are the maximum fee if paid.  Click here to find out more and if you are eligible for free or discounted courses.

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you will need to be 18 and above, hold a Level 1 or 2 qualification in Counselling and Grade 4 or above in GCSE English Language. Counselling experience would also be an advantage.

Course information

The course consists of five mandatory units. The following units are designed to develop your existing experience and understanding and will support you in developing counselling skills and knowledge.

The units are:

  • Developing counselling skills (12 credits)
  • Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (10 credits)
  • Working ethically with counselling skills (6 credits)
  • Counselling skills and diversity (6 credits)
  • Counselling skills and personal development (6 credits)

You will identify, practice and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills and have an opportunity to understand and evaluate key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling.

You will understand the context within which counselling skills and referral processes can be used whilst maintaining ethical standards and you will understand the implications of applying counselling skills in a diverse society.

The qualification also provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your personal development and the way in which you interact with others.

  • How you are assessed

    You will have one assignment per unit which will be internally assessed. Assessments could include essays, portfolios, reports and worksheets. You will also participate in triads to develop counselling skills.

Select your campus option to apply

Dates Schedule Max. fee if paid
Start: 09/09/2024
End: 01/07/2025
Tue (17:30 - 20:30)
Start: 22/01/2025
End: 04/07/2025
Fri (09:00 - 17:00)

What Can This Course Lead To

Students can progress on further study, such as the BA (Hons) in Integrative Counselling degree course. The qualification can also help you to progress to a role in which counselling skills are used.Former students have gone on to careers including Healthcare Support Workers, Mental Health Support Workers, Counsellors and Health Education/Health Promotion Workers.

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