Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course Location: Course Type:
September 32 Weeks Level 3 Part-Time - Day Bede Campus Professional Qualifications Apply

You will require a Level 2 in Counselling Skills, relevant experience in a supportive role, or evidence of a higher level of study to enrol on this course. These will be assessed by a curriculum member of staff.

Ideally, you should have GCSEs at grade 4/C in English and Maths, or a Level 2 equivalent qualification. If you have not yet achieved these qualifications, you may be able to study these whilst on programme. You will require these qualifications if you intend to progress onto higher study. The programme leader for the course will be able to discuss this with you in more detail.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You are expected to provide your own stationary, such as pens, writing pads and a folder.

Teaching of this qualification will be through a range of methods, such as:

- Lecturers
- Seminars
- Guest speakers
- Group work
- Individual activities
- Research
- Case studies
- Role play/simulation

You will be assessed via a portfolio of evidence. The grading system is: achieved/not yet achieved.

We will support you to develop your Maths and English skills whilst on the programme.

Using mathematical skills to analyse and interpret research data and English skills to communicate effectively in group and class discussion and engage in writing.

A work environment placement is not required for this qualification, however, students often find it helpful to engage in volunteering experience within a related sector to develop skills and experience of working with individuals.

Our curriculum staff have expertise in the field of the Counselling and are practicing Counsellors in a range of settings. You will also have the opportunity to experience visits from a range of guest speakers with the field of counselling.

In addition to face-to-face delivery it is expected that you engage in learning outside of the classroom to work on your portfolio of evidence.

The course will run on Tuesdays between 9:30am-3:15pm and Wednesdays between 9:30am-12:45pm (please note, this is subject to change).

This qualification is designed for learners interested in using counselling skills as part of their functional 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 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 of counselling skills
- Appreciate the importance of self-development

This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. It is a stepping stone onto a Higher Education programme, enabling you to progress onto qualifying as a counsellor.

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 5 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


The value of this course is 40 credits.

What’s next?

Following the completion of this course, you could progress to study a Foundation Degree in Counselling.

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