Counselling Skills NCFE Level 3 Diploma - City of Wolverhampton College

Counselling Skills NCFE Level 3 Diploma

Counselling Skills NCFE Level 3 Diploma

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Counselling Skills NCFE Level 3 Diploma

This course is ideal for anyone who has successfully completed the Level 2 course in counselling skills, and wishes to continue developing further knowledge and skills.

The course combines theory and practice in the classroom and equips you with the knowledge and understanding of ethical practice and how to work in a diverse environment.

There are no placement requirements for this course, but many students find voluntary placements at this stage of their development.

Students are expected to attend six hours of study in college. The Level 3 course presents more academic demands and you will be expected to allocate at least another six hours of study per week outside the classroom.

Completion of the Level 3 course is necessary before applying to the Diploma at Level 5 in Therapeutic Counselling.

We have above 90% success rate, with the majority of our students progressing onto Level 5, or who are able to use it at work. Many have successfully use this qualification to support them in job such as in teaching, personnel, safe guarding officer and youth workers.

To access this course you will need:

  • English and maths GCSE at grade C/4 or above OR
  • English and maths functional skills at Level 2
  • Level 2 certificate in counselling skills (please note, this must have been completed in a group learning environment, not via an online training provider)
  • Satisfactory reference from the training provider of the Level 2 course

During this course you will study:

  • 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

By studying this course you will gain:

  • A sound knowledge of counselling skills and theories
  • A progression route onto the Diploma course
  • A critical understanding of ethical practice and diversity issues
  • A greater self-awareness and an increased confidence in using and applying counselling skills
  • A useful qualification for many occupations where counselling and communication skills are important

You will be continually assessed throughout the programme in the following ways:

  • Completing written assignments
  • Case study analysis
  • Individual and group presentations
  • Reflective accounts
  • Evaluation of practice 

The course is externally moderated by NCFE.

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Apply for work where helping skills are used
  • Progress onto a higher level course in counselling

We have an excellent success rate on this course with the majority of our students progressing to the Therapeutic Counselling Legel 5 Diploma.  Past students have also used the skills gained on this course to support them in their roles as teachers, HR managers, safeguarding officers or youth workers. 


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