NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills
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- Level 3
- Minimum entry age
- Credit Value
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work and the approaches that underpin the use of these skills.
Who is it suitable for?
This qualification is ideal for those seeking to enhance their functional role through the use of counselling skills. Learners will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them.
This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.
This qualification is suitable for learners aged 16 and above.
What are the entry requirements?
There are no specific recommended prior learning requirements for this qualification. However, learners may find it helpful if they’ve already achieved a Level 2 qualification.
How is this qualification structured?
To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills, learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:
• Unit 01 Developing counselling skills
• Unit 02 Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
• Unit 03 Working ethically with counselling skills
• Unit 04 Counselling skills and diversity
• Unit 05 Counselling skills and personal development .
How is it assessed?
To be awarded the Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills learners are required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units.
The Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills is internally assessed.
What related qualifications can you progress to?
Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to Level 4 counselling qualifications.
Funding for our qualifications
Find out more about funding for this and other qualifications on our funding page.
Which type of job roles can you apply for on completion?
The objectives of this qualification are to help learners to:
• progress to similar qualifications at a higher level
• progress to a role in which counselling skills are used.
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Internal assessments will go ahead in 2021/22, therefore moving away from results being based on Teacher Assessed Grades (TAGs) used in 2020 to 2021, where this has been permitted. Students need to prepare a portfolio of evidence. We encourage centres to review our guidance on the types of evidence, and evidence capture, that we permit including e.g. the use of video, photos and other digital means of demonstrating knowledge and skills.
For further information please see the 2021/22 adaptation addendum document below.
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