Course Content

  • Developing counselling skills 
  • Theoretical approaches in the use of counselling skills 
  • Working ethically with counselling skills 
  • Counselling skills and diversity 
  • Counselling skills and personal development

Full course title

NCFE CACHE Level 3 Certificate in the Principles of Counselling Skills

Course Reviews


Study this course with no course fees!

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund. You must either: 

  • Earn less than £18,525 per year 


  • Not hold a Level 3 qualification in any subject (equivalent to 2 full A levels, an advanced technical certificate or diploma)

You must also:

  • Currently live in England
  • Resident in the UK/EU for 3+ years, for purposes other than study

Not eligible for funding?

Fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.  If you are not eligible for a free course through government funding, you can still gain a qualification to further your career with the help of an advanced learner loan. Find out more about Advanced Learner Loans here

How Learners use this course

The Level 3 Course in Counselling Skills is suited to people who use counselling skills as part of their role. The counselling skills course could prepare you for further study to become a qualified counsellor, with job roles such as; 

  • Counsellor (£23,654 to £45,838) 
  • Youth Worker (£18,000 to £33,000) 
  • Psychotherapist (£40,056 to £53,218)