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Level 3

NCFE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory


Counselling skills are highly useful in a range of occupations and professions where interpersonal skills are important. If you are seeking to enhance your functional role (e.g. a social worker, teacher or practising nurse) through the use of counselling skills, this course is for you.

It is also ideal for those who wish to become a professional counsellor. The mandatory units for this course are:

  • Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
  • Practising counselling skills
  • Working ethically in helping relationships
  • Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others.

Achievement of a Level 2 Counselling Qualification and the successful out come of attending an interview is necessary to start the Level 3 Course.

This course is delivered at Broadwater Campus, Friday’s from 9:30 to 13:30


Achievement of a Level 2 Counselling Qualification and the successful out come of attending an interview is necessary to start the Level 3 Course. We may approach your previous course provider for references.

*FREE* Online short courses

Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.

Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


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