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Counselling Skills

Course Code: DPCS
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Diploma
  • Awarding body: Northern Council for Further Education (NCFE)
  • Duration: 20 weeks
  • Course type: Distance learning
  • Time of day: Flexible
  • When you'll study: Distance learning (online)

What's it all about?

This course delves into the effective use of counselling skills and techniques to assist individuals in a meaningful way. It provides valuable insights into managing interactions, the importance of self-reflection, feedback, and guidance. You will also discover opportunities to enhance self-knowledge through the study of counselling theory.

The course is designed to support those who are using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or can be used as a foundation if you are looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies.

Course information

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, you are required to successfully complete the following five mandatory units:

  • developing counselling skills
  • theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
  • working ethically with counselling skills
  • counselling skills and diversity
  • counselling skills and personal development.

There are no specific entry requirements for this course. However, you may find it helpful if you’ve already achieved a level 2 qualification.

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills you are required to successfully complete five mandatory units. The course is internally assessed.

Following successful completion, you could progress to degree level to become a qualified counsellor within the field. 

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Social Workers

£49,274.84

Potential salary

£18,577.38

Entry level salary

£34,237.00

Average salary

24

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