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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 Qualification: NCFE Award in Counselling Skills and Theory Level 3 Awarding Body: NCFE

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 ?
CM0060-1C 09 Jul 2019 Central Brighton Tuesday/Thursday 9.00am - 4.00pm 6 weeks (intensive) £618.00
CM0055-1C 17 Sep 2019 Central Brighton TBC 13 weeks £635.00 Apply
CM0057-1C 07 Jan 2020 Central Brighton TBC 13 weeks £635.00 Apply
CM0058-1C 21 Apr 2020 Central Brighton TBC 13 weeks £635.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

  • 19+
  • Completion of the Level 2 in counselling skills or equivalent
  • Awareness of diversity, ability to benefit from self development, and emotional stability
  • Interview required

Entry requirements
  • Assessment
    • Portfolio of evidence
    • Assignments

Facilities at Brighton 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
Facilities at Brighton MET

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
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