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Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 3

Overview

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.

Modules

Unit One: Developing counselling skills (T/502/8235)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills
Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills
Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills
Be able to develop a relationship using counselling skills
Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
Understand development of own counselling skills
 

Unit Two: Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (L/502/8239)    

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
Understand what is meant by the integrative model
Understand the importance of counselling theory
Be able to apply core theories in the use of counselling skills
Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches
 

Unit Three:  Working ethically with counselling skills (K/502/8233)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand what is meant by an ethical framework
Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used
Understand the concepts of ethical referral
 

Unit Four:  Counselling skills and diversity (L/502/8225)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand the meaning of discrimination
Understand issues of diversity
Understand power issues within the counselling process
 

Unit Five:  Counselling skills and personal development (L/502/8242)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Know own development needs
Understand process of personal development
Understand group dynamics
Understand impact of personal development on others
Be able to plan self-development

Requirements

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.

Assessment

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.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/0727/8). This course has also been assigned 40 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

Developing your career

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

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.

Modules

Unit One: Developing counselling skills (T/502/8235)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand how to establish a relationship using counselling skills
Be able to establish a relationship using counselling skills
Understand how to develop a relationship using counselling skills
Be able to develop a relationship using counselling skills
Understand how to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
Be able to conclude an interaction using counselling skills
Understand development of own counselling skills
 

Unit Two: Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (L/502/8239)    

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand core concepts of the main theoretical approaches to counselling
Understand what is meant by the integrative model
Understand the importance of counselling theory
Be able to apply core theories in the use of counselling skills
Be able to self-reflect using theoretical approaches
 

Unit Three:  Working ethically with counselling skills (K/502/8233)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand what is meant by an ethical framework
Know how an ethical framework relates to the use of counselling skills
Understand the importance of the setting in which counselling skills are used
Understand the concepts of ethical referral
 

Unit Four:  Counselling skills and diversity (L/502/8225)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Understand the meaning of discrimination
Understand issues of diversity
Understand power issues within the counselling process
 

Unit Five:  Counselling skills and personal development (L/502/8242)

On completion of this unit you will:
 
Know own development needs
Understand process of personal development
Understand group dynamics
Understand impact of personal development on others
Be able to plan self-development

Requirements

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.

Assessment

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.

Qualifications

NCFE

NCFE logo

On successful completion of our NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF) course you will receive a qualification listed on the RQF at level 3 (Qualification Reference Number: (600/0727/8). This course has also been assigned 40 credits.

NCFE is a national Awarding Organisation, passionate about designing, developing and certificating diverse, nationally recognised qualifications and awards. These qualifications contribute to the success of millions of learners at all levels, bringing them closer to fulfilling their personal goals. Last year alone, over 340,000 learners from over 2,000 colleges, schools and training organisations chose NCFE as the Awarding Organisation to help them move their careers forward.

NCFE is a registered educational charity and has a strong heritage in learning, going back over 150 years. With a buzz that sets it apart, NCFE is proud to be recognised for its exceptional customer service and friendly approach. We're a values based company and our values are at the heart of everything we do.

NCFE’s extensive product catalogue includes a wide range of general and vocationally related qualifications in a variety of subject areas, as well as Competence Based qualifications/NVQs, and Functional Skills qualifications.

NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators ('regulators') for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. The regulators are the Office of the Qualifications and Examinations Regulator (Ofqual) in England, the Welsh Government in Wales and the Council for Curriculum, Examinations and Assessment (CCEA Regulation) in Northern Ireland.

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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