Course Overview

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!

This course has professional endorsement from ACCPH, meaning that once you’ve graduated, you’ll be able to register with a counselling 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’ll gain 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!

Course at a glance

Course duration

12

On average it takes our students 4 months to complete this course, however you have up to 12 months.

Study Method

Study completely online using our award-winning learning platform, MyOxbridge.

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Success Story

Marrying unbridled passion for education and helping others, Tavis King tells us about his experiences studying a Level 4 Counselling Skills with Oxbridge.

Tavis King
Counselling Skills

How to Become a Counsellor

Working as a counsellor is challenging and rewarding in equal measure. If you’re caring, ambitious, and empathetic, a career as a counsellor could well be for you.

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Whichever career path you decide to choose, our 5‑step process can help you achieve your goals.

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We'll take the time to understand your goals

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Together we'll develop your learning journey

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You'll get access to our award-winning learning portal, MyOxbridge. If you like, add a printed version of your course too!

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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

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Once you've passed, we’ll review your learning journey, and provide free resources such as our Job Ready or University Ready Pack.

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12

On average, students complete this course in 4 months, but we'll give you up to 12 months.

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The learning hours for this course are up to 270 hours, which is around 45 minutes per day for 12 months.

This course can start as soon as you enrol.

We'll give you plenty of time to finish this course, but if you need more time, just ask!

Awarding Body

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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.

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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.

Our course code
X306
Qualification Code
600/0727/8
Official Qualification Title
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
Credits
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Entry requirements

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.

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