Counselling Skills - Level 3

Course Code: SC1FE400


Next available course:

Start DateLocationDuration
14/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply
15/09/2022Bispham Campus1 YearApply

Course Overview

Enhance your professional development with the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills.

Whether you’re keen to become a qualified professional counsellor or you wish to gain counselling skills as part of your current profession (for example teaching or nursing), this 30-week programme is for you.

As you develop your counselling skills, you will cover areas such as theoretical approaches, working ethically, diversity and personal development.

This qualification may aid progression to accredited counsellor status but it is not a licence to practise counselling.

If you wish to work as a therapeutic counsellor you will also need the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (which is currently not being taught at B&FC).

Entry Requirements

To do this programme, you will need a Level 2 Counselling qualification (having studied a minimum of 90 hours). You must also be able to undertake written and oral assessments at level 2.

The programme requires you to be at least 19 and not in a current state of severe emotional difficulty or psychological confusion, nor involved in substance misuse.

Qualification Obtained

Diploma in Counselling Skills

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

We use a range of teaching and learning methods to allow everyone to achieve their full potential. These include lectures, group discussions, small group activities, simulated client sessions and individual reflection.

Attendance in College is 3 hours a week for 30 weeks and you will be expected to devote the same amount of time (possibly more) each week to independent study. We also run afternoon workshops to support your learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
Lancaster University
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