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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Gain a nationally recognised counselling qualification and delve into the principles and practices of this fulfilling profession.


Have you ever dreamt of making a real difference in the life of someone who is struggling? Of showing them a light at the end of the tunnel, and helping them to deal with disappointment, despair, or grief? If so, you’ll first need to gain a strong foundation in the knowledge and skills you’ll need to achieve these goals, and our NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is a fantastic place to start. You’ll learn what it takes to become a great counsellor, explore the theory that underpins the valuable work that counsellors do, and understand how to form a relationship with clients based on mutual trust and understanding. What’s more, you’ll be able to study online at your own pace, using a variety of engaging learning methods to keep studying fun!

Course Information

Difficulty - Level three: the equivalent difficulty of an A-level or BTEC, usually suitable for most learners of all ages.
Entry requirements - There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English
Minimum age - 16 years old.

This course has professional endorsement from ACCPH, meaning that once you’ve graduated, you’ll be able to register with a Counselling Skills Level 3 association and start gaining practical counselling experience. You might choose to advance to courses such as our Advanced Counselling Level 4 Diploma, or further education at university. Alternatively, the skills you can gain membership as a student member from this course will stand you in good stead for a wide range of careers and professions, such as nursing, teaching, team leadership, human resources and more!

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Flexible finance options.

A free six month study break.

Step 1 - We'll take the time to understand your goals
Step 2 - Together we'll develop your learning journey
Step 3 - You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!
Step 4 - Our team of highly qualified tutors are as passionate about your success as you are. That’s why you’ll receive as much one-to-one support as you need from the moment you enrol, right through to receiving your certificate.
Step 5 - Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

Course Specifications

Explore numerous counselling courses including psychology and care. 

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Adult education is the non-credential activity of gaining skills and improved education. 

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Online education is electronically supported learning that relies on the Internet for teacher/student interaction. 

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A diploma is a certificate issued by an educational institution, such as a college or university. 

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NCFE is a world-leading education charity and awarding body. 

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Course duration is from 10 to 12 months.

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