This qualification is ideal for those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills. 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. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor. It is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.
This qualification aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete five mandatory units:
• Unit 1 Developing counselling skills
• Unit 2 Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
• Unit 3 Working ethically with counselling skills
• Unit 4 Counselling skills and diversity
• Unit 5 Counselling skills and personal development
The Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is internally assessed. Learners are required to submit a completed portfolio at the end of the course.
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to Level 4 counselling qualifications. The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
• progress to similar qualifications at a higher level
• progress to a role in which counselling skills are used
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