Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma
This qualification is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their 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.

This qualification aims 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.

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

Students enrolling on this course will normally hold GCSE English at 4/C or above and /or ability to demonstrate good level of written skill for example form work-based experience. Must be willing to participate and support roleplays. A Level 2 in counselling would be helpful but other experience /qualifications will be considered.

Course Delivery:
You will look at theories and application of counselling skills in a variety of contexts. There will be variety of delivery methods including presentations, group discussions, case studies and role plays with many utilising individual and peer presentation format. Given that communication skills is an essential part of counselling, maximum use is made of role play and reflection on the application of different techniques including video recording and reflecting on personal development.

Units studied to be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

Unit 01 - Developing counselling skills
Unit 02 - Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
Unit 03 - Working ethically with counselling skills
Unit 04 - Counselling skills and diversity
Unit 05 - Counselling skills and personal development .

Methods of assessment of the programme: Assessments for each module are based on a portfolio of evidence including evidence such as; witness statements, reflections, reports, observations of counselling skills, video recordings, presentations and case studies .

This course may be free for some adult learners.

Funding: Some students may be entitled to funding support for this course

Advanced Learner Loan: You may be eligible to fund this course via the Advanced Learner Loan If you wish to join this course and fund it via this route, please email us at

Further details on the advanced learner loan can be found:

Funding from alternative sources:
If you are being funded by an alternative source such as a family member or a company please let us know at before payment so that we can ensure we provide an invoice to the correct person.
Course Type: Employment
Duration: 1 year
Fee: £2,225.00 
Payable Now: £10.00 College Facilities Fee
Time: 14:15 - 20:30
Start Date: Wednesday 13th September