Counselling Diploma Level 3

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Our online Counselling course will help you learn the important counselling skills required to become a counsellor. If you are interested in helping others and enjoy listening, this is the course for you. Become a self employed counsellor on completion of this course, as you will be able to gain insurance and open your own business.

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About This Qualification

Our online Counselling qualification course will help you learn the important counselling skills required to become a counsellor. If you are interested in helping others and enjoy listening, this is the course for you.

Become a self employed counsellor on completion of this course, as you will be able to gain insurance and open your own business!

  • FREE Business Start Up Course worth £95 included.

Studying our counselling course from the comfort of your own home provides you with the skills, principles and ethical qualities required to become a competent and successful counsellor.

In this Counselling course you will:

  • Begin by developing good practise in a counselling setting, whilst learning how to build a relationship between counsellor and client
  • Examine the ethics and moral issues with the counselling process
  • Understand the important of self-development, reflecting on sessions and being self-aware as a counsellor.

Course Benefits

Split into 7 units, every element of this course seeks to expand your understanding of Counselling, so you can achieve the theoretical knowledge you need to apply these skills within real and practical settings.

From understanding the industry to understanding relationships, theoretical approaches, confidentiality, transference, crisis and ego psychology; by the end of this course you’ll feel confident in your ability to work with your clients to improve their situation.

This course will:

  • Help you to develop a strong foundation of knowledge and competency that can be transferred into your work.
  • Enable you to study on your own terms – no classrooms, no strict deadlines and no exams.
  • Allow you to study from home – all course materials will be sent straight to your door, enabling you to fit your studies around your obligations.
  • Challenge your perceptions of Counselling, giving you ample opportunities to demonstrate your competency and comprehension of the course materials.

Modules

Unit 1: Introduction to Counselling

  • What counselling is and isn’t
  • How counselling differs from other helping skills
  • Core skills involved in counselling
  • Confidentiality issues

Unit 2: Understanding Feelings of Others

  • Exploring the subject of change: its impacts and challenges
  • Consideration of Boundaries and Ethics
  • Setting goals, planning action – and dealing with resistance
  • Ending the counselling skills relationship

Unit 3: Approaches and Models of Helping

  • Counselling approaches
  • The principles of skilled helping
  • The use and effects of questions
  • Challenges to clients’ views

Unit 4: Setting Goals

  • Supervision: its importance in good practice
  • Competence in record-keeping
  • The importance of Continuing Personal Development (CPD) and taking care of YOU
  • Using your counselling skills

Unit 5: Psychodrama Therapy

  • The social atom
  • Moreno’s stages of personality development
  • Roles and Role Playing
  • The auxiliary egos
  • Warm up
  • Post Action

Unit 6: Post Traumatic Stress Counselling

  • Susceptibility to Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Causes of Post Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorder
  • Symptoms of Traumatic Stress Disorder in Children
  • Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Unit 7: Counselling and the Law

  • The legal implications for counselling
  • The Mental Health Acts
  • Health and Safety at Work Act 1974
  • Risk Assessment
  • Employers’ Liability Compulsory Insurance Act 1969
  • General Data Protection Regulations
  • The Freedom of Information Act 2000

Counselling Facts

The BACP conducted a survey to understand additional detail relating to the use of counselling services:

  • 28% of the UK population will at some point use counselling services
  • 54% of people say that their family member, friend, work college or themselves have consulted a counsellor
  • Stress levels across the UK are increasing, with 48% of people feeling more stress than they did five years ago
  • Depression and Anxiety are the main causes for the use of counselling services.

*These are the results of the most recent survey conducted in 2014.

Assessment

This course is assessed using a series of written assignments that are designed to test your knowledge of the course materials. These will need to be sent to your personal tutor for marking, whereupon they will supply you with helpful tips and feedback. No external examinations are required.

Required Knowledge

No prior knowledge or skills in counselling is needed in order to enrol onto this course, making it ideal for those just starting out in this career field.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from TQUK and a Learner Unit Summary (which details of all the units you have completed). This will be a certificate in Counselling Level 3.

This course has been designed to meet the requirements of specific learners’ or employers’. It has also been endorsed under Training Qualifications UK (TQUK) Quality Licence Scheme. This means the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they – and the courses they offer – meet a high standard.

TQUK are a national awarding organisation that have spent years developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a diversity of different industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

Support

From the guidance of our personal tutors whose industry experience within counselling can help to support and mentor your studies, to our comprehensive study guide and course materials; from day one we will go above and beyond to help you succeed in your studies. With twelve months tutor support, you have the option of completing in as little as three months, or using the full twelve months.

You too can take advantage of the extensive knowledge base of our personal tutors and use their experiences to get all of your questions answered. Similarly, our student support team are readily available to lend you their advice and guidance as they help you to decipher your course materials and answer your questions.

Only one click away, you can trust that help will be there when you need it…

Frequently Asked Questions

Yes, you will be able to practise as a Counsellor and gain insurance to ensure that you are covered when providing your service.

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This is a question that our team are often asked, there are many reasons but here are the main reasons to choose Association of Learning:

  • No interest charged on monthly payments
  • No hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from VAT, tutoring to certification
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+)
  • We are rated 5/5 for our service on Trustpilot!
  • Our courses are up to date. Many providers create course content and fail to keep it up to date.
  • We are open later than any other home learning provider
  • As many submissions as you need to complete, many providers cap how many times you can submit work
  • All courses are fully accredited by Ofqual regulated awarding bodies
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

If you need any more reasons to choose Association of Learning, contact our team!

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All students are provided with 12 months to complete their course, however you are able to complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

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This is a fully accredited course, following the Ofqual qualification framework and certificated by an Ofqual regulated awarding body.

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There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to pay between 3-12 months depending on what you choose.

Unlike other providers, we do not charge interest and there are no credit checks or application forms to complete!

Finance is provided directly via Association of Learning. To meet the criteria you must be able to answer yes to the following:

  • Your billing address is based in the UK
  • You have a UK based bank account
  • Bill payer must be 18 or above.

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No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment is not up to scratch you can re-try as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

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No, all of our courses are distance learning which means your tutor will mark your work and send it back to you via email or by using our online portal.

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Unlike other providers, Association of Learning use a fast track system to get your certificate to you within six weeks (our average is two weeks).

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Reviews from people who completed this course...

Counselling Diploma Level 3

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Lily-Mae

This is my second course that I have completed with Association of Learning and I have achieved so much over the past two years and I am very thankful for all the help I have received from my tutor and the support team. They have been brilliant, and I couldn’t be happier with the way these courses have turned out.

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Veronica Davies

The best thing I loved about this course was that there were no exams. I hated exams in college and I found this course and I was very happy for it to be assignment based only. I would give this course 10 out of 10. Cannot fault it at all.

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Chloe Roberts

I enjoyed being able to work at my own speed at my own deadlines, it was a big step up from when I left college to work full-time but now I have decided on a career change and I have always wanted to go down the counselling route but I never thought I would be able to without having to go to uni. Very glad I came across this course!

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Thalia

This course was very interesting and was easy to understand. I received my feedback in under 5 days which helped to keep me motivated and focussed. My experience with this company has been positive and I am glad to say I will be back for more in the future.

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Pat Evans

I have just completed this course and thoroughly enjoyed it. The learning material was easy to understand and suggested further reading was useful. I found the assignments particularly useful in helping with learning. The feedback from the tutor was timely and helpful. I would recommend this course. I have already signed up for another 2 courses.

The customer service is fantastic. Every question or issue I had was dealt with very quickly. I’m extremely impressed!

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Zavina

Excellent and well thought out course, which is stimulating and thought provoking.

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Kailey

I wanted to go to University, but I didn’t get the grades so when I found this course I was made up! I didn’t need any qualifications before hand which was a bigger bonus. I found each unit so easy to understand and the materials provided were also useful. My tutor was a huge help when I needed advice, she also responded to my questions in a few days. I’d 100% recommend this course to others

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Angela

Completed in 6 months, challenged me but did not phase me. Content was very good and my tutor very good, would recommend A+

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Hayley

Proud of my achievement since completing this course, need to thank my tutor and support staff who helped me build my own confidence.

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Jaclyn

The first part of my life worked around bringing up my 3 kids and really still does (eldest is 15). It left me with very small amount of time to do things I wanted to do and absolutely no time to visit college/university. This course has given me what I wanted, which is independence and the chance to become self employed. I can work around the kids, providing in house counselling services later on in the evening or weekends for some extra pocket money. Once they are old enough I will go full time, but it just helps because I now have options.

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Jim Trailer

I did this Level 3 Course above over the duration of one year. All the content was clear from the start, and over the 7 modules I was guided through the process completely. All my emails were answered promptly, and clearly. Even though my tutor changed near the end of the course, it was a seamless transfer. If I do any more Distance Learning it will be with the Association of Learning.

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Emma

Only just signed up, but received my login details within a couple of hours so not yet able to review the course. The content from skimming through seems very in-depth and helpful.

My experience overall with the company so far has been positive, allowing me to finance the course to make it easier to pay (I am working part time).

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Robin Anderson

I have always said I found counselling interesting so I got this course given to me as a gift in order to kickstart my dream career. I have had such a good experience whilst completing this course and my tutor was especially helpful and always marked my work within 2 days – AMAZING! I am so thankful to have had this opportunity and I urge anyone to do it as you will not regret your decision.

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Stacey

Absolutely loved this course, every unit was different and so thorough. The best thing about this company is the tutors, my tutor for this course was so prompt and she gave me such good advice on how to improve so that I could reach my highest potential.

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Ryan McDonald

I’ve just successfully completed the diploma in Counselling. The course was both interesting and stimulating. My tutor always provided me useful feedback for each assignment, which was extremely helpful. Her feedback was invaluable in keeping me motivated and getting me through the course. Hopefully, with the skills I’ve acquired, I may now go on to achieve my ambition of becoming a home based counselor!

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Suzy

So easy to understand, well structured making it very easy to follow even the most difficult of sections are broken down and explained perfectly.

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Kelly Mercer

Instead of going to uni I decided to take this course directly through Association of Learning, it was interesting, fun and most of all I felt a feeling of success upon completion. I am planning to study further with Association of Learning. I would recommend to everybody.

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Jennifer Levi

I have just completed the Counselling Diploma Level 3 and thoroughly enjoyed it. The learning material was easy to understand and suggested reading was really helpful. I found the assignments particularly useful in helping with learning. The feedback from the tutor was timely and detailed, I would definitely recommend this course. I have signed up for another 2 courses.

The customer service is fantastic. Every question or issue I had was dealt with very quickly. I’m extremely impressed.

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Andrea

Great course, had a small issue accessing the course, but it was solved for me within the hour by their enrolment team. Recommended highly from myself, apart from that small blip which they responded to instantly, I am very happy with the course.

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Verity Obrien

Officially “the best” course I have ever completed. Cannot praise the staff enough for putting up with me and helping me whenever I got stuck on a question. I’ll definitely be back.

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Marie Weller

I recently completed my Counselling Level 3 Diploma. Staff were very helpful and incredibly friendly, and they responded promptly to my questions. The course content was interesting, and it was ideal for independent learning as you can access it from anywhere, I found that I always had time to complete work in my lunch breaks and evenings after work.

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Gadah

Being not first language English worried me lot with the course. Course and tutor were helpful and it made it easy for me to learn. Also improved my English writing and reading skills, now managed to complete and want to thank whole team for their help.

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Zara

Brilliant course, tutors were very helpful and gave me any advice that I needed. I’d score this course 10/10

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Hailey

I am currently in the process of completing the course and I am loving it. The course is broken down into bite size units making it easy to fit in whilst working full-time. The course material is easy to follow and the tutor responds quickly with useful comments. I would definitely recommend doing a course with Association of Learning and i’m considering doing another course once this one is finished.

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Seth J

I have recently studied this course with Association of Learning and I must say the course was laid out clearly and feedback from my tutor was always prompt and constructive. I am about to enrol on another course with them as I found the whole experience incredibly enjoyable.

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Rita

Having cancelled with another provider to move here, I have to say it was the best move I could have made.

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Audrie Beggar

I have just completed my counselling level 3 diploma and I would recommend it to anyone. The course is well structured and the staff are always very helpful.

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Lloyd

Enjoying the course, received it within 24hours got started straight away and have no complaints. Looking forward to submitting my assignments

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Georgina

After signup I was sent my login details the same day and started, really enjoying the course and planning on setting up my own business once I complete. It is really helpful that anyone can just setup a business and get insurance after completing this course. Very happy.

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Katharina

New to learning online and found that I can access my course on my mobile, tablet, pc or laptop and also download it to any other device and work offline. Perfect for my train journeys with bad 4g signal and long bus journeys. I enjoy reading, but reading and then writing a response to what you have read is very rewarding and enjoyable.

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India

For my first ever online course, this has gone so well for me. I took a huge risk doing this course considering I had never done any counselling course prior to this, however I managed to complete this without a hassle.

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Lucia

Great course so far. Love the fact I can work at my own pace and haven’t been put under any pressure. When I do need a hand my tutor is available and replies quickly.
The lay out of the course is brilliant, so easy to follow and not difficult to work out at all. Also, so handy that I was able to spread the payments over 12 months, not so much of a hit at once!

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Tanya

Lovely staff and a good qualification to have received.

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Gabriel

The content of this course is worth the value of the entire course before you have received tutor support and certification, I cannot for the life of me understand why they do it so cheap or how. They spend hours helping you, if it is not the administration team helping you, your tutor is. It seems too good to be true, but that is far from the truth, it is an amazing service. Most of the assignments I handed in were marked the same day, was not expecting that after being with past providers who take up to two weeks. Feedback was very descriptive and thoughtful and you could tell my tutor had taken notice of what I had written as the feedback I received matched my counselling assignments. I was hand held at points through the course, but I really felt like they wanted me to complete and gave me loads of confidence in myself. I thought this was something I would fail at, but you cant fail, because you get to keep trying until you pass the assignment. One of the best purchases I have ever made, education is more important than I ever realised.

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Sam

I highly recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in counselling.

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Sarah Mount

Thoroughly enjoyed my experience with Association of Learning, was able to learn at my own pace and always knew that if I needed any help it was only an email or phone call away, I received very prompt feedback which was constructive at all times.

Would recommend Association of Learning to anyone who wants to further their education.

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Susan

The Counselling Level 3 course is a very interesting. Although, I am enjoying the course, I am finding it a little difficult but my tutor support has been fantastic, anything I am stuck on my tutor Diane is brilliant at explaining and replies very quick to emails. Would definitely recommend this course.

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Jane

Would recommend, brilliant course, excellent support

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Ahmed

After a long few years in education I decided to change my mind and complete an online course where there was no exams..best decision I ever made. I didn’t have any previous knowledge of this course which i thought may have struck me back, however I managed to complete all assignments, and i wouldn’t have done it without my tutor. I’d definitely recommend this course to others!

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Joanne

Thoroughly enjoyed completing this course, just waiting on my certificates. Would highly recommend Association of Learning, from start to finish the service has been professional and spot on.

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Lauren

Easy to use only system with questions that made sense and an explanation on how to answer. Tutor was very nice and got back to me very quickly with feedback for my assignments and answered anything I asked fast. Would definitely recommend association of learning.

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Mehdi

Counselling is a passion of mine, but I have never been able to listen to others and provide support/advice. After completion of this course I have been able to setup my own Counselling services and gain insurance and enjoy listening to others and do feel that I am helping them. The life coaching course with this course was helpful to also complete because you can offer extra services to your customers which they often take up your offer on.

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Julia

Detailed course with fun assignments and a great tutor to match. Helped me change my career because I was working full time and stuck with not being able to visit college. Highly recommend

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