Counselling Skills (RQF) Level 3 Course 5 Lessons only
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Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF Level 3
The NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification (600/0727/8) has been designed to provide you with an in-depth knowledge and competence of the counselling skills that can be used in every day life and the theoretical models that underpin the use of counselling skills. The qualification will also help you appreciate the importance of self-development.
This NCFE Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF qualification enables you to work towards becoming a reflective practitioner of counselling. It also provides knowledge and understanding of the three main core theories and theorists that underpin counselling and addresses the nature of psychological problems and how they may be approached.
The qualification can count towards certain dimensions of the NHS Knowledge and Skills Framework including equality & diversity, personal & people development, communication and interventions & treatments.
What courses can I progress onto on completion of the Diploma in Counselling Skills RQF Level 3 course?
Learners can go on to study further in areas such as:
- Level 4 Therapeutic Counselling
- Level 3 Certificates in Advice and Guidance or Mentoring
- Level 3 Health and Social Care
Fully qualified counsellors can earn from £19,000 to £26,000 a year. Source: National Careers Service
Am I required to do a placement?
This is a knowledge based course with practical aspects that will need to be demonstrated.
To meet this criteria you will need to conduct an interview and provide audio / visual evidence to support this in a one to one setting, and in a group setting with a minimum of 3 people with topics to be provided.
You will also be required to produce a candidate ‘product’: an assignment which will incorporate two simulated scenarios;
- A 1:1 written discussion demonstrating a record of questioning,
- A group scenario with an accompanying written reflective record
Yes, there is Government funding available for doing this course...
You can choose to fund this course privately, yourself, or you could get a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan. Stonebridge has partnered with Dimensions Training Solutions, who are accountable to the Skills Funding Agency (SFA) and Ofsted, to provide this course with Government backed funding. Through Dimensions Training Solutions, you can access your 19+ Advanced Learner Loan, if you meet the criteria. The two main conditions are:
- You need to be aged 19 or over
- You need to be a UK citizen.
Would a 19+ Advanced Learner Loan make any difference to my course?
Yes, when you study using this kind of funding, "Dimensions Training Solutions" deliver your course and it does offer considerably more than the same one without the 19+ funding loan.
Enhanced course content
Six Employability and Independent Learning Skills (EILS) modules are embedded in the content of your course: Maths, English, Digital Life Skills, Confidence, Resilience and Meeting Deadlines.
You can choose to study a further four: Workplace Ready, Initiative, Teamwork and Problem Solving. These are all designed to boost your personal skill level and help your career progression.
Additional personal support
A Student Support Officer (SSO) will be assigned to you, so you have a single point of contact throughout your course to support you with any admin issues.
Dimensions Training Solutions regularly update the SFA with details of study hours, and evidence of learning, in order to responsibly account for your course funding.
You will have an Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date" and your SSO is there to encourage and help you stay on course. This is in addition to your Assessor, who assesses your work and provides personal constructive feedback.
The difference between courses funded by 19+ loan and privately funded courses when you enrol from the Stonebridge website
by 19+ Advanced
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|Personal Assessor Support assigned to you|
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|10 EILS available|
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|Course delivered by Stonebridge Associated Colleges||✖|
|Individual Learning Plan with a set "finish date"||✖|
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|Online study delivery|
|Postal study delivery|
|Payment in full or in instalments while you study||✖|
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|Nothing to pay until course is finished and you earn over £21,000 pa.||✖|
Courses on the Stonebridge website funded by 19+ Advanced Learner Loans are delivered by Dimensions Training Solutions
Dimensions Training Solutions are rated "Good" by Ofsted