NCFE CACHE- Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma (RQF)


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    This online Level 3 Diploma Course in counselling Skills will provide students with a fully recognised RQF qualification once complete. This knowledge based course can be completed totally online without the need for practical placement, which enables students from all over the world achieve their ambitions. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them. The course explores working ethically with counselling skills and aims to enhance knowledge of ethical frameworks and how they relate to counselling and anti-discriminatory practice

    Learners will cover the core skills and allow learners to demonstrate these through a series of written and practical assessments. Using role/play and simulation via video this allows learners to qualify without having a physical placement. Your tutor will guide you on this as you progress through your studies. 

    Qualification: Counselling Skills Level 3 Diploma – RQF
    Support: 12 Months course access and support included 
    Start Date: Anytime – We enrol 365 days a year 
    UCAS Points: 24
    RQF Specification
    Accredited: Fully

    We also offer a Level 2 Course in Counselling that may be of interest. 

    For added credibility, at the end of this course, students will be able to join and become a member of the ACCPH. The ACCPH is an independent self-regulated professional body for counsellors, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists.

    Course Syllabus

    Learners will complete 5 units of study in total as listed below.

    5 tutor-marked assignment to complete

    Developing counselling skills

    Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills
    Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills
    Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills
    Be able to develop a relationship using counselling skills
    Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
    Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
    Understand development of own counselling skills

    Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling

    Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
    Understand what is meant by the integrative model
    Understand the importance of counselling theory
    Be able to apply core theories in the use of counselling skills
    Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches

    Working ethically with counselling skills

    Understand what is meant by an ethical framework
    Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
    Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used
    Understand the concepts of ethical referral

    Counselling skills and diversity

    Understand the meaning of discrimination
    Understand issues of diversity
    Understand power issues within the counselling process

    Counselling skills and personal development.

    Know own development needs
    Understand process of personal development
    Understand group dynamics
    Understand impact of personal development on others
    Be able to plan self-development

    Entry Requirements

    No previous qualifications are required

    Students looking to enrol onto this course should meet the following criteria:

    Be aged 16 Years or above
    Possess a solid knowledge of the English language
    Have access to a PC and the internet for the duration of the whole course
    Basic computer skills: e.g Word processing, emailing, uploading documents etc
    Have a genuine desire to succeed

    Course Duration

    This course comes with 12 months access and support included:

    Guided Learning Hours (GLH) – 270 Hours
    Total Qualification Time (TQT) – 400 Hours

    On average, learners will complete this course within 5 months but you are able to complete at your own pace within the allocated access period.

    Qualification Awarded

    NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills – RQF

    Qualification ref:  600/0727/8
    Credit value: 24
    Awarding body: NCFE CACHE

    CACHE Accredited

    This course provides successful students with a qualification from NCFE CACHE, listed on the RQF.  NCFE CACHE is recognised as an awarding organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales and Northern Ireland, who are: the office of the qualifications and examinations regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government and the council for curriculum, examinations and assessment (CCA) in Northern Ireland.

    Delivered in partnership with NCC Learning, an accredited NCFE CACHE Centre.


    Learners will be required to complete a series of tutor marked assignments ( normally 1 after each unit) as they progress through this course. Each assignment will contain a variety of tasks/questions. These assignments are assessed by your tutor to monitor progress. You will be provided with constructive feedback to help you in completing each unit to the required standard.

    There is no examination to complete as the course is completed using continual assessment.

    Why UK Open College?

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    *NUS/TOTUM Student cards are only available to students who are studying a fully recognised RQF/QCF course of 120 study hours or more. £14.99 fee per year applies.

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    Once course access has been provided you have 14 days to ensure this course meets your needs and requirements. If you are not happy for any reason at all, simply email our accounts department with your request to cancel on [email protected]. We will offer a full refund. No questions asked !

    Please note: Any request to cancel outside the 14 days cancellation period will be declined. We will not refund you under any circumstances outside of the legal 14 day cooling off period. If you have opted to finance your course with Payl8r finance you are legally obliged to pay the balance of your fees once the 14 day period expires.

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