Counselling Skills and Theory | NCFE Award | Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional, Open to international students Campus: Central Brighton Campus Entry requirements: Successful completion of Level 2 Counselling course is necessary to apply for Level 3 Counselling course. Qualification: NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 Awarding Body: NCFE

Why this course?


Counselling skills are highly useful in a range of occupations and professions where interpersonal skills are important. If you are seeking to enhance your functional role (e.g. a social worker, teacher or practising nurse) through the use of counselling skills, this course is for you. It is also ideal for those who wish to become a professional counsellor.

The mandatory units for this course are:

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

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees
CM0055-1C 13 Sep 2022 Central Brighton Tuesday 9.30am - 2pm 10 weeks £687.00 Apply
CM0058-1C 10 Jan 2023 Central Brighton Tuesday 9.30am - 2pm 12 weeks £687.00 Apply
CM0618-1C 18 Apr 2023 Central Brighton Tuesday 9.30am - 2pm 11 weeks £687.00 Apply

Entry requirements

  • You must be 19+
  • The readiness for the course will be assessed during an interview
  • Successful completion of Level 2 Counselling course is necessary to apply for Level 3 Counselling course.
Entry requirements

Study hours

This course takes place once a week for 12 weeks, with four Saturday workshops included. We offer daytime and evening options for this course, see the main course page for further information. 

For the duration of the course you will be expected to dedicate a minimum of 2-3 hours per week, outside of class, to complete your assignments and portfolio.  

Facilities at the MET

  • 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
  • Assessment
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Assignments

What's next?

On successful completion of this course, you 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

Alternatively, you could enter employment in areas such as:

  • Health and social care
  • Working with young people
  • Counselling or care
  • Supporting those with addictions
What's next?

Course fees

Please note that there are no applicable fee remissions for this course.

International students

If you are not a UK citizen, do not hold EU Settlement Status nor have a visa which could qualify you for home status, you are still welcome to enrol on this course. Please note that fees for international students on this course are £850.20. To apply, please email stating the course code.

Course fees

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