Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 Award

This Level 3 course will help you to fine-tune your counselling skills as you study different approaches, the importance of ethics, and appreciate the importance of self-development to help others. You will also learn about contracting, risk assessment, and referral.

Those interested in personal and professional development. Those who wish to deepen their understanding of counselling theory and practice. Those who wish to more use counselling skills more effectively in the workplace. Those who wish to continue in counselling training.




Level 3

Course Type



Options Course Code Starts Ends Days From To Standard Fee
enquire 60361-01 24/01/25 20/06/25 Friday 09:30 14:30 £590

What will I study?

Students will practise and develop counselling skills, study different approaches to the use of counselling, study the importance of ethics in helping relationships and appreciate the importance of self-development in relation to helping others. This course is particularly suitable to those wishing to develop their use of counselling skills in the workplace.

The course focuses on personal development, counselling skills practice and theory. The course is rooted in the person-centred approach of counselling, with another approach studied as a comparative. Students will also learn about contracting, risk assessment, referral and gain knowledge of a range of helping organisations locally.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment is ongoing throughout the course using a range of methods, including written work and tutor/peer observations. Students submit a portfolio of completed work at the end of the course.

What qualification will I achieve?

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory.

What can I do after completing this course?

Use counselling skills in a range of settings. Progress to further courses in counselling or related subjects.

Are there any extra costs?

There are some recommended books, however the college Learning Resource Centre has a good selection. You will need an A4 ring binder.

Additional Info

For more information please contact Michael Naunton or 030 300 38233