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NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (January 2019)

Course Level: 

Level 3

Job opportunities after this course: 

It is aimed at learners who wish to continue to become qualified counsellors. It can also be useful for those wanting to enhance their current role if that role consists of communicating on a one to one basis or which involves a lot of interactions with people i.e. mentors, coaches, teachers, social workers, nurses etc.

Overview of the course: 

It is aimed at learners who wish to continue to become qualified counsellors. It can also be useful for those wanting to enhance their current role if that role consists of communicating on a one to one basis or which involves a lot of interactions with people i.e. mentors, coaches, teachers, social workers, nurses etc. .

Entry requirements: 

A level 2 qualification in counselling is required.

Topics: 

Unit 1: Developing Counselling Skills
• Building on the core counselling skills from level 2
• Practising establishing and developing a counselling relationship
• Being able to effectively use core counselling skills
• Practising concluding a counselling relationship

Unit 2: Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills
• Evaluating key elements of counselling theories like psychodynamic, humanistic and cognitive behavioural therapy and understanding the significance of the theories to counselling practice

Unit 3: Working Ethically with Counselling Skills
• Gaining an understanding of the context in which counselling and referral processes are made while maintaining ethical standards

Unit 4: Counselling Skills and Diversity
• The implications of applying counselling skills in a diverse society

Unit 5: Counselling Skills and Personal Development
• Understanding how self reflection contributes to personal development
• Understanding how you react with others

How is the course assessed?: 

Portfolio of evidence to meet course outcomes.

Further study options after this course: 

Level 4/5

Length of the course: 

25 weeks; 3 hours each week, 6-9pm, starting Tuesday 9th January to 24th July.

Campus: 

Peterlee Campus

When does the course start: 

January 2019

More important information about this course:

Fees: 

Fees for this course are: £950.00

If you have been a UK resident for the past 3 years and are under the age of 19 on the 31st August, you will not usually need to pay any course fees.

If you are aged 19 or over on the day your main course starts you may be able to take out an Advanced Learning Loan to pay for this course.

*We make every effort to publish correct fees, however all fees are subject to change. Fees are correct as at the current time (20 Nov 2017 21:09) and are subject to change up to the date of enrolment. Fees quoted are payable annually

What our students say: 

We regularly work with QDP, the UK’s largest independent provider of questionnaire based feedback services to the education sector, so that any results can be benchmarked against other colleges and the voices of over 600,000 learners QDP gathers feedback from over the course of an academic year.
Our feedback scores consistently place us in the top quartile of colleges in the country, indicating that we not only meet but often exceed student expectations. Some results from the 2015/2016 on programme and exit surveys and the 2016/17 induction survey can be seen below.
98% stated it was easy to apply for the course
96% said the teaching on my course is good
99% felt that their teacher knows their subject well
97% told us they felt safe at college
98% said expected standards of behaviour were made clear
95% told us they felt they had developed the skills they needed to get a job/take their next step
95% agreed the teachers consistently challenge them to do their best
97% said teacher feedback told them what was going well and where to improve

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