Key Facts

  • Starting
    18 Sep 2024
    Kingston Hall Road Centre
    Start Time
    End Time
    18 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Day
    Start Date
    18 Sep 2024
    End Date
    5 Feb 2025
    Level 3
NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory - Wednesday day-time

This course is intended for candidates who need to develop their counselling skills further and to understand the theoretical roots of counselling for use in an occupational setting. Counselling skills can be applied to a wide variety of situations and are highly relevant to a range of occupations and professions where interpersonal skills are important. Candidates may be planning to return to work, looking for a change in career, looking for new skills or simply wanting to acquire and use counselling skills in a voluntary setting. Counselling theory helps to support and to "ground" counselling skills practice by forming coherent models for understanding individual development and human interaction. For many, this will be a further step towards becoming a counselling practitioner.

  • Entry Requirements

    Applicants should have successfully completed either the Level 2 Award in Introduction to Counselling Skills or the Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills (both offered at Kingston College) prior to enrolling onto this Level 3 course. Sufficient literacy skills to read and write to A-level standard are required, and places will be subject to successful interview. Students will also need to have access to a PC and the internet and it would be beneficial for applicants to have some level of IT skills. Applicants will be invited to a group meeting and a brief interview which may be remote or in person.

  • Course Content

    The course is 50% theory, 50% practice and comprises of 4 units:

    1.) Understanding different approaches to the use of counselling skills 2.) Practising counselling skills 3.) Working ethically in helping relationships 4.) Understanding the importance of self-development in relation to helping others

    Assessment will be by submission of a portfolio of work that covers all the learning outcomes of the qualification. Amongst other pieces, this will include:

    • A weekly reflective journal of 400 words
    • A group project
    • Completed worksheets
    • Record of feedback from assessed skills role-plays
  • Progression Next Steps

    Successful completion of this course would prove valuable to anyone considering applying for the Level 6 BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative-Relational Counselling or who are interested in progressing onto the Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, both of which are offered at Kingston College.

  • Additional Information

    It is mandatory for learners to undertake and complete 6 hours of personal therapy externally whilst completing this course. Evidence of placement will be required.

    There are two intakes per year in September and February with two study options, either part-time day or part-time evening.

    This day-time course runs from 9.30am - 2.30pm on a Wednesday from 18 September until 5 February.

    Tuition Fee: £975

    Following a successful interview (usually held via Teams) and offer of a place, your place is not secured until you complete the enrolment process at our Admissions office.

    Please note that once the course has started, we are unable to issue refunds for tuition fees.

    For more information please contact our Admissions Team on 020 8268 3073 or e mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

    To view the NCFE course specification: NCFE CACHE Level 3 Award in Counselling Skills and Theory (