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  • Accreditation by NCFE CACHE
  • 5 units

The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification (600/0727/8) has been designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and competence of the counselling skills that can be used in every day life and the theoretical models that underpin the use of counselling skills. The qualification will also help you appreciate the importance of self-development.

This NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification enables you to work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling. It also provides 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 can count towards certain dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework including equality & diversity, personal & people development, communication and interventions & treatments.

What courses can I progress onto on completion of the Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF Level 3 course?

Learners can go on to study further in areas such as:

  • Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificates in Advice and Guidance or Mentoring
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care

Fully qualified counsellors can earn from £19,000 to £26,000 a year. Source: National Careers Service

Am I required to do a placement?

This is a knowledge based course with practical aspects used to demonstrate your skills.

 

To meet this criteria you will need to interact in a number of case study scenarios and provide audio / visual evidence to support these, so that your assessor can see you apply your knowledge to different situations and demonstrate your skills.

 

You will also be required to produce a number of activity records and reflective accounts, along with a development journal to help you track and reflect on how you have applied your counselling skills in your everyday life.

Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF)

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.

Requirements for Entry

Please note: Learners should be 16 or over to undertake the qualification.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification (600/0727/8) has been designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and competence of the counselling skills that can be used in every day life and the theoretical models that underpin the use of counselling skills. The qualification will also help you appreciate the importance of self-development.

This NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification enables you to work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling. It also provides 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 can count towards certain dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework including equality & diversity, personal & people development, communication and interventions & treatments.

What courses can I progress onto on completion of the Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF Level 3 course?

Learners can go on to study further in areas such as:

  • Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
  • Level 3 Certificates in Advice and Guidance or Mentoring
  • Level 3 Health and Social Care

Fully qualified counsellors can earn from £19,000 to £26,000 a year. Source: National Careers Service

Am I required to do a placement?

This is a knowledge based course with practical aspects used to demonstrate your skills.

 

To meet this criteria you will need to interact in a number of case study scenarios and provide audio / visual evidence to support these, so that your assessor can see you apply your knowledge to different situations and demonstrate your skills.

 

You will also be required to produce a number of activity records and reflective accounts, along with a development journal to help you track and reflect on how you have applied your counselling skills in your everyday life.

Qualification: NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills (RQF)

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.

Requirements for Entry

Please note: Learners should be 16 or over to undertake the qualification.

Professional Membership

On completion of this course you will be eligible to join the following Professional Associations(s):

Stonebridge is a NCFE CACHE registered Centre

NCFE CACHE is the UK's longest established awarding body, recognised as a highly professional and responsive organisation, committed to maintaining excellent customer service and a friendly approach.
 
NCFE CACHE is one of the UK’s fastest growing national awarding bodies, designing and awarding qualifications that are nationally recognised to meet the needs of learners and employers.

Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE. The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.

NCFE CACHE provide a wide range of qualifications accredited by Ofqual at different levels and in a variety of subject areas. NCFE CACHE also offer NVQs, Key Skills, Basic Skills and Entry Level qualifications.
 
Accreditation by NCFE CACHE is a guarantee of quality. It means that the college has been inspected and approved by an independent and experienced education professional and is quality audited biannually by NCFE CACHE . The centre delivering the programmes has been licensed by NCFE CACHE on the basis of its own quality systems. At the end of an accredited course, successful learners will also receive an NCFE CACHE Award certificate of achievement.
 
Our NCFE CACHE accredited courses are accredited to various levels (from level 1 – level 5). These courses lead to a nationally recognised NCFE CACHE certificate for successful learners. That means that the course is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to that level on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland.
 
Last year over a quarter of a million learners from almost 1000 training organisations chose NCFE CACHE as the awarding body to help them move their careers forward.

If you would like to visit NCFE CACHE ’s website, please click here.

Anyone who is studying for or has completed a course endorsed by an Ofqual approved awarding body is eligible to join Qualifications Register.  The Qualifications Register (QR) is an independent register that aims to serve both members of the public and those professionals who hold recognised qualifications.

QR's primary aim is to provide transparency to members of the public and employers. The QR is a searchable database that allows them to find a practitioner and view the relevant qualification and endorsements the practitioner holds. The member of the public is then able to make an informed decision in relation to the suitability of the practitioner.  QR also tracks whether practitioners have insurance, again something that is useful for members of the public.  QR can also help professionals gain insurance or find professional indemnity cover.  Click here to find out more.

Members of the public can check an independent source with complete confidence that the practitioner has the qualification(s) they claim to have and that any additional CPD the practitioner has, is verified and quality assured to make sure that the CPD is being done on a regular basis. QR tracks a practitioners endorsed CPD (in unison with our CPD accreditation partner Lifetime Awarding) and other key signals to help members of the public and employers to come to a more informed decision about the professional they intend to use. This is an enormously valuable signal that's increasingly important as business becomes more deregulated and privatised.

For practitioners QR helps you market your skills, endorsements and feedback transparently to a wider audience. It also gives you access to a community to help make you more able to progress and succeed in your field of expertise.  Click here to find out more.

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

What's Included

  • All study materials
  • Study Guide
  • Full Tutor and Admin support
  • The course fee includes the awarding body registration and certification fee (valued at up to £75.00).

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