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Counselling Skills Diploma Level 3 (RQF)

12 months
415.83 GBP excl. VAT
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12 months
415.83 GBP excl. VAT
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Self-Paced Online
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Counselling Skills Diploma Level 3 (RQF)

decorative imageThis qualification, fully regulated under the RQF (Regulated Qualifications Framework), is intended for individuals who have an interest in counselling and wish to develop their counselling skills as a key aspect of their roles in a wide array of professional domains.

The primary objective of this regulated RQF qualification is to provide learners with a more profound knowledge of how to apply counselling skills in their daily lives and workplaces, as well as the underlying principles guiding the effective use of these skills.

Counselling skills are a fundamental element in fostering counselling relationships and facilitating assistance in various contexts. This course offers participants a solid grasp of these essential skills and their practical applicability, making it an ideal starting point for those pursuing a career in counselling.

The course requires learners to demonstrate how they can apply essential counselling skills by assessing the learners' practical capabilities. Although learners are required to demonstrate practical skills, this is a knowledge-based qualification and does not require a placement. NCC will provide full support to learners to be able to demonstrate these skills through role play/simulations.

To become a counsellor, you need to understand how to use core counselling skills and theoretical understanding. This course develops the learner's knowledge of counselling theories and counselling strategies. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them.

The course explores working ethically with counselling skills and aims to enhance knowledge of ethical frameworks and how they relate to counselling and anti-discriminatory practice.

After successfully completing this fully regulated (RQF) qualification, you will be able to take your studies to a higher level. You can use the gained UCAS points and knowledge when applying for university or progressing to further study. You can also use the skills you have gained to progress to a role in which counselling skills are required.

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  • Self-Paced Online
  • Online
  • English

Suitability - Who should attend?

The great news is that you don't need any previous learning or experience to sign up for this course. Moreover, if you've already completed our Level 2 Counselling Skills course, you can seamlessly transition into this one.

This course is accessible to anyone interested in acquiring knowledge about counselling and who desires to engage in a wonderfully enriching home study experience. You can initiate your studies at your convenience and progress at your own speed, with the flexibility to complete the course within a 12-month timeframe from your initial registration, all while enjoying comprehensive support from our tutors.

This course has the potential to be effectively taught to student cohorts.

Outcome / Qualification etc.

Qualification Title: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
Qualification Number: 600/0727/8
Total Credits: 40

UCAS Points: 24

ACCPH Accreditation

This course is approved and accredited by ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), an independent professional body and register for counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists, and hypnotherapists.

On completion of this course, you will be able to join ACCPH as a member, and enjoy benefits such discounted professional liability insurance, and guidance on how to showcase your skills.

Training Course Content

Unit 1: Developing counselling skills.

Unit 2: Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills.

Unit 3: Working ethically with counselling skills.

Unit 4: Counselling skills and diversity.

Unit 5: Counselling skills and personal development.


Online Study

  • Pay in full: £499.00
  • Pay monthly: £39.17 /month (Exclusive for UK residents with £29 deposit and no credit check)

Paper Study

  • Pay in full: £539.00
  • Pay monthly: £42.50 /month (Exclusive for UK residents with £29 deposit and no credit check)

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Charlotte M
15 Feb 2024
This course has been great so far

This course has been great so far. Enrollment was easy, great communication and content too. Can't wait to proceed with my course to make my future brighter!

Mrs Laws
15 Feb 2024
Easy to set up

Easy to set up content delivered on time as promised great service

Clare O'Neill
15 Feb 2024
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