Mindfulness Level 3

Our course code: X337

Course fee £375 or from £28 per month

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There are three kinds of people in the world: Those living in the past, those thinking about their future, and those thriving in the present. When living in the past or future, we forget what matters most now. This online mindfulness course gives you context, teaches you techniques and verified routines that help you focus on the present and become more aware of how your body, thoughts and feelings are connected. You’ll learn how mindful meditation can breed acceptance, suspend judgement, overcome anxiety and achieve relaxation. When using mindfulness methods, you can train any brain to think positively.

An ideal therapeutic course that helps you manage stress, transform your mindset and harness your creativity. Our mindfulness course is the perfect companion course for people working in a range of fields. Whether you’re a teacher with a new class that overwhelms you or a bookkeeper overthinking a pile of tax returns. You can learn tried and tested techniques that help get you in the zone by understanding how the mind and the bodywork together. It’s also relevant for people looking for strategies to overcoming potential triggers and reducing future-thinking that can pave the way to mental health conditions, such as anxiety.

When studying our Mindfulness course, you’ll learn about:

  • The history of mindfulness – from its early origins to its present therapeutic use
  • The use of mindful practices to treat mental health conditions
  • How to observe your thoughts, feelings, emotions and bodily sensations
  • Key theories that explore what it means to be mindful
  • Living mindfully and helping clients to live mindfully with tried and tested techniques
  • Psychological triggers and how mindfulness can help as a holistic approach to therapy
  • The power mindfulness has on the healing process, leadership and neuroplasticity
  • Setting up your own business from the comfort of your own home
  • And more…

Our Mindfulness course helps you focus on the present and learn of how your body, thoughts and feelings are connected.

  • Study with winners

    We’re an award-winning learning provider and have been recognised for our cutting-edge learning techniques.

  • At your own pace

    Study this course as quickly or slowly as you wish; we’ll work at a speed that suits you.

  • Unlimited Tutor Support

    Get as much help and support as you want from your personal course tutor via email and phone.

  • Awarding body: NCFE Customised Qualifications

With a heritage stretching back over 150 years, NCFE is one of the largest awarding bodies in the UK. Over 340,000 students were awarded certification by NCFE last year. Our NCFE Customised Qualifications are bespoke, unregulated qualifications developed to meet the needs of our learners. Completing Customised Qualifications does not lead to an OFQUAL regulated qualification, but they can be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards future study.

Study Hours

It take around 120 hours to complete this course. However, additional hours may be required for reading writing and research.

Study Method

The course is specially designed for study by distance learning. Throughout the course, there will be self-assessment questions, and tutor marked assignments (TMAs), to enable you to monitor your progress.

Course Duration

You have up to a year to complete this course, which is more than ample time for learners, even with full-time jobs and other commitments. Don’t worry if you go over the year though, we can organise an extension to your course for an additional fee, which also extends your tutor support.


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.

Course Outcomes

This course is fully endorsed by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists), meaning that once you’ve completed it, you’ll be able to register as a student member.

At the end of this course, successful learners will be awarded a formal certificate of achievement by NCFE. You can read more about NCFE here.

Additional Information

Difficulty - Level 3

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.

Course Content

1: An Introduction to Mindfulness

The first unit introduces the concept of mindfulness: what it is, what it does, and how it can help people. You’ll look at mindful based cognitive therapy, and what parts of the brain are affected via positivity thinking.

2: The History of Mindfulness

Discover the history of mindfulness, from its origins in eastern philosophy to its use in modern western medicine. You’ll also learn about its links to yoga, spirituality and positive psychology.

3: Jon Kabat Zinn and Mindfulness for Depression and Anxiety

Gain insight into the forefather of modern mindfulness, Jon Kabat Zinn and how he bought about mindfulness to the western world. You’ll also discover how mindfulness reduces stress and a range of disorders it can help with.

4: Observing Thoughts and Feelings

Understand the importance of monitoring body language and posture, how to re-frame and challenge irrational beliefs, as well as how thoughts, actions and emotions are interconnected. With key theories of Lange and Cannon, and a negative thought activity to explore.

5: Levels of Consciousness

In this unit, you’ll explore psychological triggers and how mindfulness can help. You’ll also consider Freud’s three levels of topography, and the importance of the subconscious mind: id, ego, superego.

6: Healing

This unit covers the impact mindfulness during the healing process, the stages of healing, the importance of client risk assessments, and ways to promote healing and feelings of safety in clients.

7: Mindfulness Techniques

This unit will investigate a range of beneficial mindfulness exercises, especially useful in group therapy sessions. You’ll look at everything from the introductory raisin mindfulness exercise to body scans, mountain and lake meditation, and non-guided breath focus. With videos to explore the science behind mindfulness.

8: Mindfulness-based CBT for Stress Management

This unit uncovers the positive and negative sides of stress. Defining what stress is, you’ll scrutinise Albert Ellis’ ABCDE model, and learn key stress management mindfulness techniques.

9: Mindfulness and Leadership

This unit looks at benefits of mindfulness in relation to leadership, large companies who are embracing mindfulness, and how leaders can implement mindfulness into their daily work lives.

10: Mindfulness and Neuroplasticity

In this unit, you’ll learn about neuroplasticity with cases studies, happy set-points and epigenetics – the study of how experience, thoughts, and words modify our DNA. You’ll also consider how mindfulness can help train your brain.

11: Group Work

This unit outlines what group therapy is and how mindfulness can be taught in a group setting. You’ll also look at group dynamics, and how therapists can manage cases and overcome potential conflict.

12: Setting Up A Business

The final unit discusses how to set up a mindfulness practice. You’ll look at traits of a practitioner, being an authentic teacher, setting the scene for client sessions to key practitioner skills. You’ll also learn the importance of safeguarding, confidentiality and anonymity.

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Frequently Asked Questions

We have some answers to common student questions, but if you can't find the answer you're looking for then please contact us and we will do everything we can to answer your questions.

You will have access to your personal tutor, via email and telephone, who will mark your assignments and guide you through the course. In addition, you will be supplied with a comprehensive Study Guide which will help you through the study and assessment process. Your personal tutor will be highly experienced in their subject area and qualified to teach.

You don’t need any prior skills in the subject area to start. However, as with all of our courses, we recommend a reasonable level of English reading and writing ability.

We provide all the specially written learning materials you require to study this course at home. The course fee also includes tutor support for the specified duration of your course.

You will receive everything you need to complete this course within the study pack we send to you.

No, this course is assessed by coursework alone.

No, all of the study materials are supplied within your learning pack.

Most students finish comfortably within the course duration period given. However, if you do need more time, your personal tutor support can be extended for an additional fee.

Please check our main FAQs section or Contact Us, we have experienced course advisers who will be delighted to help!