Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills


Enrolment Requirements

Learners enrolling on this course must:
1. Have completed the Certificate in Counselling Skills Level 2 or the Award in Helping Skills Level
2. Attend the Diploma in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 Advice and Guidance Session.

What will I learn on this course?

    This qualification is for people interested in using counselling skills in their main work role in a wide range of sectors, or for those hoping to continue their studies to achieve accredited counsellor status with one of the accrediting professional bodies.
    The units cover:
     Developing counselling skills
     Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills.
     Working ethically and inclusively with counselling skills.
     Using counselling skills in a range of contexts.
     Counselling skills in personal development.

Assessment and Awarding Body: CACHE

Your portfolio of work is the only assessment requirement of the course. Your tutor will guide you during this time.


It is a requirement that you attend 90% of the taught sessions to ensure you have the best chance of achieving the accreditation. Please think carefully before enrolling on this course if you have work commitments that may interfere with your attendance.

What else do I need to know?

Evidence for the portfolio could include case studies, short assignments, reports, notes on the observation of counselling skills, records of professional discussions and journals, to name a few examples. Learners will be set work to complete at home and must take responsibility for producing evidence for their portfolio.

What could I do next?

Attainment of this Level 3 qualification provides a route to the HE Diploma in Counselling Level 4, after which you may seek British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) accreditation as a counsellor.

Course Start Date(s)

Various - please see prospectus for further details.

Course Length

28 weeks

Course Price

Full Fee

Discounted Fee

Full Concession

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