Level 3 NCFE Diploma in Counselling Skills


About this course

This Level 3 course is available for free under the government's new 'Lifetime Skills Guarantee' funding. These courses are designed to help you progress in your current role or get a new job. 

Our fully-funded Level 3 courses are available to eligible adults who do not already hold a Level 3 qualification.

This qualification is ideal for those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills, e.g. Human Resource managers, Educational Nurses/SEND/SLT/ELSA, Industry Support Managers and those wishing to expand their know ledge of Counselling.

This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor, or progress to a level 4 counselling course, as there are no face-to-face teaching hours.

You 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.




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Contact Us

If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.

Studies Include

What modules are covered?

This qualification aims to provide you with in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, alongside the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, you are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

  • Unit 01 Developing counselling skills
  • Unit 02 Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
  • Unit 03 Working ethically with counselling skills
  • Unit 04 Counselling skills and diversity
  • Unit 05 Counselling skills and personal development 


What Next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could study towards a professional counselling course validated by the CPCAB Counselling Courses at FCoT.

Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, you may find it helpful if you've already achieved a Level 2 qualification.

What are the advantages of learning online with us?
Study with an Ofsted Outstanding College ​​
Your journey to personal development is in great hands. As an Ofsted outstanding college, our experience helps support learners to gain qualifications and progress into all different kinds of industries.
Study in your own time and at your own pace ​
Although assignments will have deadlines, you could study in the morning, during a lunch break or in the middle of the night - the choice is yours.
Boost your self-esteem and confidence ​​
​Achieving a new qualification can help give you the confidence needed to aim for a promotion or to apply for a new job.
FOCAL - Farnborough Online College Advancing Learning
C/O Farnborough College of Technology, Boundary Road, Farnborough, Hants GU14 6SB
Call: 01252 405555