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Counselling Skills - NCFE Level 3 Diploma (Distance Learning)

Course information

Course Summary

This qualification is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sectors. It is also suitable for those looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional bodies. The aim of the course is to provide learners with more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.

Course Code:FCN3TLW
Study Type:Part Time
Academic Level:Level 3
Awarded by:NCFE
Course Detail

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.

Candidates work through the course programme using the college's e-learning platform.

The learning materials contain the knowledge and skills needed to meet the assessment requirements of the course. This also allows candidates to practice their skills and test their learning.

Course Fees

Free if you meet the eligibility criteria (click here for details) and if you don’t hold a Level 3 qualification already (in any subject), and if you complete the course (click here for details of our terms and conditions). Course cost otherwise is £875.

Entry Requirements

This course is ideal for anyone who has completed a level 2 course in counselling skills. If you do not hold a qualification at level 2, learners have the opportunity to apply for our level 2 programme in counselling skills first (click here for the level 2 course)

Your Next Steps

The qualification aims to provide a sound preparation for further study and access to a range of vocational qualifications, including Coaching & Mentoring,  Teaching Assistants, Leadership & Management and Project Management.

Other Information


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Last updated - 03/11/2021