Level 3

NCFE/CACHE Counselling Skills


17 weeks


Rush Green Campus




Adult 19+

If you're looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies, or are using counselling skills as part of your current role, this online course is a great way to build knowledge and skills.

People may find counselling helpful at different points in their lives, including for their mental health, experiencing bereavement or loss, processing significant life events, or overcoming trauma.

This course is delivered entirely online and can be studied at a pace that suits you. You could complete in as little as 17 weeks dependent on the time you can commit.

On this course you will study the following:

  • 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

You will be eligible to study this Level 3 course for free if you do not hold any qualifications above a Level 2.

Not sure if this applies to you? Check your qualifications online.

On successful completion of this course, you’ll have earned a NCFE CACHE Level 3 Diploma which could also help you progress your career, or enter a new sector – whilst giving you the tools you need to support people's well-being.

We offer a range of online courses for adult learners. See the full range of courses here.

Where it can lead to

There are number of routes you can take following successful completion of a course. Further study can include Higher Education courses or a Higher Apprenticeship where you will expand your skills through study whilst earning a wage. Or you may choose to move directly into employment.

Contact our careers team for further guidance.