Counselling Skills

Distance Learning Level 3 Diploma

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Availability & Details

Counselling Skills - Level 3 Diploma - Distance Learning Havant HD-COSK3D-G(2123)000


Type of study
Adult Learning, Online Learning, Part Time

01-Aug-2021 - 31-Jul-2023 (12 weeks)


You will gain an understanding of a range of counselling skills and have the opportunity to examine some of the various schools of thought/theoretical models associated with them that underpins the valuable work of counsellors. You will look at how to form a relationship with clients based on mutual trust and understanding. What’s more, you’ll be able to study online at your own pace, using a variety of engaging learning methods to keep studying fun. This qualification does not qualify learners to practise as a counsellor.


Ideally, you will have completed Level 2 Counselling skills or be able to demonstrate skills at this level.

This online course is made up of the following units:

  1. Developing counselling skills
  2. Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills
  3. Working ethically with counselling skills
  4. Counselling skills and diversity
  5. Counselling skills and personal development

All learning will take place using Google Classroom and with the support of an HSDC assessor, who will be on hand for any queries and will mark your assessments and provide you with feedback. Study drop-in sessions will also be available.

You will be assessed through online assessments.

Learners who achieve this qualification could progress to Level 4 counselling qualifications.

You’re here to learn and you want to learn, and the lecturers make it fun. You don’t have to come to college but you want to come to college.

Natalie Thorpe, A Level student

My courses were all especially interesting, I thoroughly enjoyed all of them. All of my lecturers were extremely knowledgeable and I have learnt a lot from them.

Lottie Warren, A Level student

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