NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

Course Description


NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory qualification is designed for anyone who’d like to develop their use of counselling skills for use in either work or in a personal capacity.

This qualification aims to:

  • provide learners with more in-depth knowledge. Furthermore the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work, and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills. The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
  • develop counselling skills
  • understand the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills
  • appreciate the importance of self-development.
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DURATION -3 months
COURSE FEE – £1000
  • Entry Requirements
  • Must be over 18 years at the time of application and who have previously achieved a level 3 qualification. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a learner you will be ideally to be working with an organisation or role where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.

    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
      • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
      • Pass 5 GCSE subjects or equivelant
    We consider applicants:

    Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 2, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.

      • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
      • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.
  • Units & Assessment
    • Developing and practising counselling skills
    • Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
    • Working ethically in helping relationships
    • Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others


    Assessment will take place via a portfolio of evidence.  This ensures you minimise time away from work and that you undertake work study which is relevant to your own

  • Career Development
  • This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career with dedicated career development support in addition to your online tuition.

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on academic professional qualifications.


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