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Counselling - NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3

This course is an ideal qualification if you are seeking to enhance your functional role through the use of counselling skills.

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Key information

Course type: International, Part-time professional Entry requirements: Some counselling skills training eg Level 2 Helping Skills or equivalent. You must be 19+ End qualification: NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 Awarding body: NCFE Course location: Brighton Metropolitan College, East Campus Assessment: Portfolio of evidence and assignment

Course aims and areas

This course is an ideal qualification if you are seeking to enhance your functional role through the use of counselling skills such as nurses or social workers.

It will also be useful if you are seeking a career change and wishing to develop as a professional counsellor.

Start dates

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Code Start Times Duration Fees ?
CCE50015 18 Sep 2018 Tuesday 4.30pm - 9.00pm 12 weeks

£618

CCE50017 08 Jan 2019 Tuesday 4.30pm - 9.00pm 12 weeks

£618

CCE50018 23 Apr 2019 Thursday 4.30pm - 9.00pm 12 weeks

£618

CCE50021 02 Jul 2019 Tuesday 9.00am - 4.00pm 6 Weeks

£618

The fee listed is the full course cost. Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances.

Course Units

  • Developing and practising counselling skills
  • Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills
  • Working ethically in helping relationships
  • Understanding the importance of self development in relation to helping others

Why the MET?

We have a wide range of courses, scheduled to accommodate busy lives. With this in mind, we offer part-time and evening options, with start dates in January, April and September.

Our experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our Central Campus. Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries, and the beach.

Entry Requirements

If there are any applicable entry requirements, these will be listed in the key information section above.

Course Costs

International fees can vary depending on the course you choose and how long you are studying for.

For full information about our international fees, please see our International fees guide.

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How to apply

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What's next?

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to:

  • Level 3 Certificates in Workplace Mentoring 
  • Level 3 and 4 NVQs in Advice and Guidance
  • Level 3 and 4 qualifications in Counselling
  • Health and social care
  • Working with young people
  • Counselling or care
  • Addictions

What's next?
  • Access to quality teaching resources, rooms and studios
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
  • A travel agency and a hair and beauty salon which are both open to the public and offer exceptional value
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Psychologist

Typical Tasks:

  • Develops and administers tests to measure intelligence, abilities, aptitudes, etc. and assesses results.
  • Develops treatment and guidance methods and gives treatment or guidance using a variety of therapy and counselling techniques.
  • Observes and experiments on humans and animals to measure mental and physical characteristics.
  • Analyses the effect of hereditary, social and physical factors on thought and behaviour.
  • Studies psychological factors in the treatment and prevention of mental illness or emotional and personality disorders.
  • Maintains required contacts with family members, education or other health professionals, as appropriate, and recommends possible solutions to problems presented.
  • Applies professional knowledge and techniques within the workplace, addressing issues such as job design, work groups, motivation etc.
  • Applies psychological treatment methods to help athletes achieve optimum mental health and enhance sporting performance.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

494 Available opportunities 1.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £23,322

AVERAGE £40,151

POTENTIAL £76,421

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Monitoring
  • Science
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Assistant Psychologist Company: West London Mental Health NHS Trust Location: Southall
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SEDS assistant psychologist Company: Sussex Partnership NHS Foundation Trust Location: Brighton
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Band 8a Clinical CAMHS Psychologist Company: Mediplacements Location: London
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Clinical CAMHS Band 7 Psychologist Company: Mediplacements Location: London
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Counsellor

Typical Tasks:

  • Meets clients face-to-face, working either one-to-one or with couples or families, or by telephone or internet.
  • Encourages clients to discuss their feelings in relation to their problems, aiming to ensure that an understanding of the issues is achieved.
  • Presents different perspectives to the problem areas identified.
  • Refers to other appropriate sources of help.
  • Keeps accurate and confidential records.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

2 Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2019 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £20,963

AVERAGE £27,885

POTENTIAL £38,162

Desired Skills:
  • Active Listening
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Learning Strategies
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Active Learning
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics

Current Vacancies on Indeed

Student Counsellor Company: University for the Creative Arts Location: Epsom
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Student Counsellor/Wellbeing Practitioner Company: St Mary's University Location: Twickenham TW1
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