Counselling Skills - Level 3 Diploma (Part-Time)

L3 Adult Part Time Course

Subject Area Health and Care

Attendance Part-Time

Overview

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.

You’ll identify, practice and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills and have an opportunity to understand and evaluate key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling. You’ll understand the context within which counselling skills and referral processes can be used whilst maintaining ethical standards and you’ll understand the implications of applying counselling skills in a diverse society.

The qualification also provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your personal development and the way in which you interact with others.
 

This course runs on the following dates:

Start Date: This course has multiple entry points throughout the year Please call 0191 200 4000 or email enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk for more information.
Duration: 12 Weeks
Venue: Parsons Building, Rye Hill Campus

Who the course is for

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 practice as a counsellor.

This qualification is suitable for learners aged 19 and above.
 

Qualification Gained

Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

How to Apply

Online

Click on the "Apply for this course" button at the bottom of this page.

In Person

Come along to our Student Services Office, located within Armstrong House. Alternatively, visit an Open Event at our Rye Hill Campus, click here for dates and times.

 

Course Content

This course covers a variety of units including:

  • Developing counselling skills
  • Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
  • Working ethically with counselling skills
  • Counselling skills and diversity
  • Counselling skills and personal development

Learning Methods

This course is delivered and assessed in a variety of different ways including:

  • Knowledge based assessment
  • Written assessments
  • Observations
  • Role play
  • Presentation

Assessment Methods

To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.

Progression Opportunities

Level 4 qualification or foundation degree in associated subjects.

Career Opportunities

This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor. However, it can support your progression within employment in a number of roles including:

*support worker (supported living)
*healthcare support service worker
*clinical healthcare support worker
*mental health support worker
*advice and guidance worker
*health education/health promotion worker
 

Entry Requirements

Associated level 2 qualification in counselling or relevant vocational experience.

Further Information

If you have a query about this course or would like advice on your study options, contact Student Services, based in Armstrong House at Rye Hill Campus. If you need information in another format (e.g. large print) or another language, please ask.

Student Services
Monday, Tuesday and Thursday: 8.30am - 4.30pm
Wednesday and Friday: 9.30am - 4.30pm

Reception
Monday - Friday: 8am - 4.30pm

Telephone Contact Centre
Monday - Thursday: 8.30am - 5pm
Friday: 8.30am - 4.30pm

You can also contact us via the following:

In person: Student Services, Armstrong House, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA.
By phone: (0191) 200 4000 By fax: (0191) 200 4517 By minicom: (0191) 272 3304
By e-mail: enquiries@ncl-coll.ac.uk
By post: Student Services, Newcastle College, FREEPOST NT920, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE4 7SA (you do not need a stamp). 

Course Costs

Learners aged 19 or over

Please note many courses will be available free of charge or at a discount depending on your age and circumstances. For friendly advice and to check your eligibility for free or discounted study please call our Student Services team on 0191 200 4000. Please note some courses are not eligible for any discounts. Please download a prospectus from the adults section of this website for details of the latest course fees.