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Counselling Skills Diploma L3

Level 3

Course code: H07P117
Type: Part Time
Duration: 36 weeks
Subject area: Counselling
Location: Hereford
Additional Costs - £160.00

This charge identified is applicable to learners aged 16-18 who qualify for funding. Learners aged 19+ will have to pay this charge and possibly tuition and exam fees. This will depend on the course and any prior qualifications. For further information, please refer to the fees page of our website

* Fees are chargeable each year and the fees quoted will be for the current year only, if the course is more than 1 year further fees will be due next year.

About the course

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 does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.

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.

What qualification will I gain?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Why choose us

Students will benefit from working with highly qualified and experienced Counselling lecturers, learning about the particular requirements of counselling training and exploring possible progression routes if appropriate. Students also benefit from a well established progression pathway that leads directly into agency and private practice.

What you could do next

Foundation Degree study in Counselling, or a Higher National Diploma in Counselling and Applied Psychology

Popular modules

Modules vary – please contact our enquiries team on 0800 032 1986 for the latest information.

Key facts


  • Friday


  • 09:00- 17:00


  • 36 weeks

Start Date:

  • September

Assessment methods

By tutor assessment of the student’s Portfolio evidencing completion of the NCFE course criteria.

Entry requirements

Students must have successfully completed the Intermediate Counselling Skills Course.