This online Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills course is endorsed by ACCPH and provides you with the understanding, knowledge and skills to become an effective practitioner. 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.
In addition to equipping you with the knowledge needed to practice as a counsellor, this course will also develop the key skills required in a wide range of roles and careers such as health and care support, community care roles, nursing, teaching, allied professions, team leadership and human resources.
What you will learn
Unit 1 - Theoretical Approaches in the use of Counselling Skills
Unit 2 - Working Ethically with Counselling Skills
Counselling skills and ethical practice
Ethical framework and the use of counselling skills
Issues that impact the use of counselling skills
Confidentiality and boundaries
The complexity of ethics
Unit 3 - Counselling Skills and Diversity
Equality and diversity
Counselling practice and diversity
Counselling, role, and personal power
Unit 4 - Developing Counselling Skills
The counselling relationship
Non-verbal communication (NVC)
Contracting and initial assessments
What are professional boundaries?
Outcome measures used in counselling
The Johari Window Model Exercise
Evaluation, feedback and self-reflection
Unit 5 - Counselling Skills and Personal Development
The importance of personal development in counselling
The process of personal development
CACHE stands for the Council for Awards in Care, Health and Education, and are the leading specialist Awarding Organisation for the Care and Education Sector.
ACCPH is an independent, self-regulated UK professional body for qualified counsellors, coaches, psychotherapists and hypnotherapists. They serve people with nationally recognised qualifications from home study or distance learning students. Accepting members from all six modalities, including those ‘non-standard’ techniques such as Spiritual Coaching and Neuroscience amongst other approaches. Confirm it’s real with OfQual.
At the end of this course, successful learners will receive the following qualification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills. This means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. This course alone doesn’t include a license to practice but is used as a progression route to further study.
How is this course assessed or examined?
To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete five mandatory units.
Throughout this course, you may be expected to complete assignments, essays, research projects, presentations, video/audio recordings, and practical learning sessions to meet the requirements of your course. This information will be included in your study pack detailing exactly what you need to do to accomplish your goals as a student.
Oxbridge will assist in creating the correct environment suitable for role-playing a one-to-one helping session, to support the delivery of this qualification.
This is a regulated qualification that is internally assessed and externally quality assured. Staff involved in the assessment of this qualification are able to demonstrate that they have the relevant occupational knowledge and competence, at the same level or higher as the units being evaluated.
There are no formal entry requirements for this course, however, it is recommended that you have an intermediate ability to read and write English. There is a minimum study age of 16.
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