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Qualification name Diploma in Counselling Skills
Qualification level 3
Awarding organisation NCFE
Course type Online
Course start date 20th October 2021
Cost description This course is part of the Free Courses for Jobs offer and may be funded by the government for eligible adults. Check for eligibility at Free courses for jobs - GOV.UK (

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This qualification aims to provide you with a more in-depth knowledge of the use of counselling skills in everyday life and work. You will develop your counselling skills and your understanding of the different approaches involved; helping you to appreciate the importance of self-development. You'll identify, practice and develop a range of interpersonal and counselling skills and have an opportunity to understand and evaluate key elements of the main theoretical approaches to counselling. You'll understand the context within which counselling skills and referral processes can be used whilst maintaining ethical standards and you'll understand the implications of applying counselling skills in a diverse society. The qualification also provides you with the opportunity to reflect on your personal development and the way in which you interact with others.

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To achieve the qualification you will successfully complete 5 mandatory units: - Developing counselling skills - Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills - Working ethically with counselling skills - Counselling skills and diversity - Counselling and personal development

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