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NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory

The NCFE CACHE Level 3 Counselling Course develops a deeper understanding of the practical counselling skills and theory covered in the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.Ā 

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Online Counselling Course

This NCFE CACHE nationally recognised Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory is ideal for any learner who wishes to progress onto the Level 4 diploma to become a counsellor. 

  • enhance your counselling abilities through robust counselling skills practice exercises while embedding and deepening your understanding of different modalities to counselling. 
  • these include psychodynamic, person-centred and cognitive behaviour therapy.Ā 
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With theĀ NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory, with this counselling skills level 3 course learners will benefit from unlimited access to supportive and experienced tutors, excellent rated content, and resources, which are all available through our Life Learning Platform.

  • Gain a nationally recognised accredited qualification
  • Improve your core counselling skills
  • Face to face and distance learning options available
  • Personalised support
Level 3 Online Counselling Course

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Level 3 Course

  • You can complete this course at your own pace.
  • There is a maximum duration of 12 months to complete this course.
  • Or take the ‘fast-track’ option where you can complete this course within 16 weeks.

The course is split into four manageable units:Ā 

Unit 1:Ā Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills ā€“Ā Gain awareness of how the different approaches can be used in a helping relationship

Unit 2:Ā Developing and practising counselling skills ā€“Ā Practising counselling skills with tutor feedback andĀ  gain an understanding of applying, maintaining and ending a counselling skills relationship

Unit 3:Ā Working ethically in helping relationships ā€“Ā understand how to maintain ethical standards while using counselling skills

Ā Unit 4:Ā Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others ā€“Ā developing the importance of self-development, beliefs and values and identity areas for development

As part of Unit 2: Developing and practising counselling skills, you will need to submit three video recordings of the three models – Psychodynamic, Person Centred and Cognitive Behavioural Therapy CBT showing your practice of listening and counselling skills.

– If you are using a purely on-line learning approach, you will need a friend or colleague to help you with this exercise, full guidance will be given to you on how to do this.

– If you’ve opted for the face to face option, this exercise will be included

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Course options
  • This option provides the access to the full online course, together with five days classroom learning
  • Weeks one and two cover Units 1 and 1a, and include the Skills Practice and Audio recording elements
  • Weeks three to five cover the remaining three units
  • Learners should allow time in weeks six to eight to finalise unit submissions at their own pace, with tutor support by email, phone or web chat
  • The all-inclusive cost for the Level 3 is Ā£850


  • Alongside the online course, we can offer a one-day classroom-based Skills Practice Day
  • This will cover the skills practice and audio submissions required for units 1 and 1a, and will be carried out in a group setting
  • The all-inclusive cost for the Level 3 optionĀ  is Ā£730


  • We can offer the Online or Face to Face courses for groups studying together
  • We offer discounts for groups :
    • three or more: 5% discountĀ 
    • six or more: 10% discount


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