Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 3
With this NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification you will be working towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling. Providing knowledge and understanding of the three main core theories and theorists that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological problems and how they may be approached, the qualification will also teach you the importance of self-development.
This NCFE Diploma can count towards parts of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework including equality & diversity, personal & people development, communication and interventions & treatments.
How does the course work?
This qualification is a distance learning course. This means you will study individually from home. You will be responsible for your own study schedule with access to your tutor via phone, email or through our innovative learning platform. You will also be able to communicate thoughts and ideas on your studies with other students.
The amount of study time it takes to complete this qualification will depend on how much time you can dedicate to the course as well as how fast you grasp the subject. At the end of every lesson, you will be given a question paper which you will need to complete and send back to you tutor. It is recommended that you spend at least 1-2 hours of your study time to complete each question paper.
Unit One: Developing counselling skills (T/502/8235)
Unit Two: Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (L/502/8239)
Unit Three: Working ethically with counselling skills (K/502/8233)
Unit Four: Counselling skills and diversity (L/502/8225)
Unit Five: Counselling skills and personal development (L/502/8242)
You do not need any previous experience or qualifications to enrol on this course. It is open to all students as long as they are 16 or over to enrol on this course.
The approximate amount of time required to complete the course is 270 hours.
This course is knowledge based, but it includes a practical aspect which will be used to demonstrate your skills. To meet the criteria, you will be required to interact with a number of case study scenarios and provide audio / visual evidence to support these skills. This is so your assessor can see how you apply your knowledge to different situations and to help you confidently practising your new learnt skills.
You will also be required to produce a variety of activity records and reflective accounts as well as a development journal to help you track and reflect on the ways you have applied you counselling skills in your everyday life.
Upon successful completion on this course, you will be awarded the qualification: NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF) which is listed on the RQF framework at Level 3.
This course has also been assigned 40 credits.
Learners who take up this course can then go on to further study areas such as:
- Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificates in Advice and Guidance or Mentoring
- Level 3 Health and Social Care
As a fully qualified counsellor you can earn from £19,000 to £47,000 a year.
Source: National Careers Service
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