Counselling Skills

This qualification aims to provide learners with in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work.

Our Counselling Skills courses are available at Level/s 3

This course provides you with the understanding, knowledge and skills to become an effective counselling 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, the allied professions, team leadership and human resources.

English & Maths

If you haven’t achieved a GCSE Grade 4 (C) in English and/or Maths you will be required to either; take a Functional Skills qualification if you have achieved a Grade 1 or 2, or retake the GCSE if you’ve achieved Grade 3. You will be fully supported by our specialist team ahead of taking the exam.

Career Areas

  • Counsellor
  • Support worker
  • Community care
  • Nursing
  • Health and social care

You will be required to successfully complete 5 mandatory units:

• Developing counselling skills
• Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
• Working ethically with counselling skills
• Counselling skills and diversity
• Counselling skills and personal development.