Family Counselling Diploma Level 3


Help families build strong and healthy foundations with our Family Counselling Level 3 Diploma. 10 in-depth units will allow you to learn how to promote positive behaviour, navigate cultural differences, and foster a sense of connection and belonging.

Family Counselling Diploma Level 3

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About This Course

Unlock the secrets to building strong and healthy families with our Family Counselling Level 3 Diploma. With 10 in-depth units covering everything from trauma and abuse to LGBTQ+ families and technology use you’ll gain practical strategies for supporting families through life’s challenges.

Course Benefits

Gain comprehensive training and practical guidance on a range of issues that affect families, including trauma, behavioural issues, and cultural identity. Study at your own pace, from anywhere in the world, and receive high quality, prompt personal tutor support throughout your learning journey. Whether you’re a practicing counsellor or interested in personal growth, this course will enhance your skills and provide you with strategies for building strong, healthy relationships with your loved ones.

Course Units

Unit 1: Trauma and Abuse

  • Understanding the effects of trauma and abuse on individuals and families
  • Helping families develop healthy coping strategies to heal from trauma and abuse
  • Providing guidance on how to support family members who have experienced trauma and abuse
  • Addressing the impact of trauma and abuse on family dynamics and relationships

Unit 2: Parent-Child Relationships

  • Understanding the importance of parent-child relationships in overall family dynamics
  • Identifying common challenges that can arise in parent-child relationships
  • Providing guidance on how to build stronger, healthier, parent-child relationships
  • Addressing issues related to attachment, communication, and discipline

Unit 3: Divorce and Separation

  •  Understanding the emotional and practical challenges of divorce and separation for families
  • Providing support to families as they navigate the process of divorce and separation
  • Addressing issues related to co-parenting, custody arrangements, and child support
  • Helping families cope with the emotional impact of divorce and separation

Unit 4: Behavioural Issues 

  • Understanding common behavioural issues in children and teenagers
  • Identifying factors that could contribute to challenging behaviour
  • Providing guidance on how to promote positive behaviour and reduce acting out
  • Addressing issues related to discipline, communication, and parenting strategies

Unit 5: Role Transitions 

  • Understanding the impact of significant changes on family dynamics
  • Helping families navigate transitions such as the birth of a new child, a child leaving home, or a change in caregiver roles
  • Addressing issues related to adjustment, communication, and coping strategies

Unit 6: Mental Health and Illness 

  • Understanding the impact of mental health and illness on individuals and families
  • Providing support to families affected by mental health and illness
  • Addressing issues related to stigma, communication, and coping strategies
  • Helping families access support and resources for mental health and illness

Unit 7: Cultural Identity

  • Understanding the importance of cultural identity in family dynamics
  • Addressing issues related to cultural differences within families
  • Providing guidance on how to navigate cultural differences and promote understanding
  • Helping families build a stronger sense of cultural identity and connection

Unit 8: LGBTQ+ Families 

  • Understanding the unique challenges faced by LGBTQ+ families
  • Providing support to LGBTQ+ families
  • Addressing issues related to identity, communication, and family dynamics
  • Helping families navigate discrimination and access resources and support

Unit 9: Technology and Social Media Use

  • Understanding the impact of technology and media on family dynamics
  • Providing guidance on how to manage technology and media use in a healthy and balanced way
  • Addressing issues related to screen time, social media, and online safety
  • Helping families build healthy habits around technology and media use

Unit 10: Family Traditions and Rituals 

  • Understanding the importance of family traditions and rituals in promoting connection and belonging
  • Providing guidance on how to establish and maintain traditions
  • Addressing issues related to family values, communication, and cultural differences
  • Helping families create meaningful traditions and rituals that promote a sense of connection and belonging


There are no external exams for this course, rather you will be assessed on a series of written assignments designed to test and improve your knowledge of the syllabus.

Each assessment will be marked by your personal tutor, who will provide helpful feedback to improve your work and make sure you’re on the right track.

Required Knowledge

There are no requirements to enrol on this course.

Awarding Body

Upon successful completion of this course, you will receive certification from the National Institution of Qualifications (NIOQ).

This course is designed to meet the requirements of learners or employers. It is endorsed by the National Institution of Qualifications, which ensures the course has undergone external quality checks to ensure that they are maintained and delivered to an excellent standard.


We believe in providing the best support to our students. When you enrol on the Family Counselling Level 3 course, you’ll be assigned a personal tutor who will provide you with quick and high-quality feedback throughout your learning journey.

Additionally, our amazing student support team is always on hand to help with any issues you may have. With personalised support, you can be confident that you’ll have the assistance you need to succeed.

Frequently Asked Questions

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 hidden charges, the price you see includes everything, from tutoring to certification.
  • Our average tutor marking time is 3 working days (most providers are 10+).
  • Our customers have rated us ‘Excellent’ 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 endorsed by external awarding organisations.
  • 14 day money back guarantee or course switch.

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

You have 12 months to complete your course, however you can complete at a faster pace without any additional costs. Some of our students have managed to complete in as little as 3 months!

There are two payment options, pay in full for your course or monthly. Our monthly payment option allows you to spread the cost of your course over a 10 month period.

If you choose to pay using a payment plan, to apply 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.

No, this course is assignment based, which means you will not have to complete any exams. If your assignment doesn’t pass first time, you can retry as many times as you need within your 12 months support period.

No, this is a distance learning course, which means your assessments will be submitted and marked using our online LMS (Learner Management System).

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).

There are no requirements to have completed any courses or have any knowledge of the subject area to enrol on the course. There is no application process and no questions asked when you sign up, it is accessible to anybody.

Your course will start as soon as you sign-up. You could start your journey of learning today!

This course is an endorsed certification, not a regulated qualification.

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