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LEVEL 3 DIPLOMA IN COUNSELLING SKILLS
Wed, 22 Mar 2017, 10:00 – Wed, 27 Sep 2017, 04:00 GMT
THIS COURSE WILL BE DELIVERED ON WEDNESDAYS 10:00AM - 1:00PM
**Starting 22nd March 2017
******FUNDING AVAILABLE UNDER THE ADVANCED LEARNER LOANS SYSTEM******
The primary purpose of this qualification is to provide you with more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work. The qualification aims to develop your counselling skills, develop your understanding of the different approaches involved in the use of counselling skills and to help you appreciate the importance of self-development.
Who is this qualification for? This qualification is ideal for you if you are interested in using counselling skills as part of your functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies.
This qualification is made up of 5 mandatory units. The following units are designed to develop your existing experience and understanding and will support you in developing counselling skills and knowledge: Unit 01 Developing counselling skills (12 credits) Unit 02 Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills (10 credits) Unit 03 Working ethically with counselling skills (6 credits) Unit 04 Counselling skills and diversity (6 credits) Unit 05 Counselling skills and personal development (6 credits) You’ll identify, practice and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills and have an opportunity to understand and evaluate key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling. You’ll understand the context within which counselling skills and referral processes can be used whilst maintaining ethical standards and you’ll understand the implications of applying counselling skills in a diverse society. The qualification also provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your personal development and the way in which you interact with others.
Successfully completing this qualification will support your progression to further study at the next level of vocational learning.
The following qualifications are available:
Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling
Level 4 NVQ Diploma in Advice and Guidance
Foundation Degrees in Counselling
This qualification does not qualify you to practice as a counsellor. However, it can support your progression within employment in a number of roles including: support worker (supported living) healthcare support service worker clinical healthcare support worker mental health support worker information, advice and guidance worker health education/health promotion worker.