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Course Overview

This course delves into the effective use of counselling skills and techniques to assist individuals in a meaningful way. It provides valuable insights into managing interactions, the importance of self-reflection, feedback, and guidance. You will also discover opportunities to enhance self-knowledge through the study of counselling theory.

The course is designed to support learners that are using counselling skills as part of their functional role in a wide range of sector areas, or can be used as a foundation if you are looking to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies.

What will I learn?

You will study five units:

  • 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

This course can prepare you for a career in counselling, psychotherapy or youth work.

Eligibility Criteria

This course is funded via the National Skills Fund. You will be eligible for funding if:

Your income is below the income threshold applicable to your region. We can provide guidance on this when you inquire.


You do 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.

If you are not eligible for funding, you can fund your qualification with an Advanced Learner Loan with nothing to pay until you earn over £27k a year.

79% therapists think mental health problems are worse than 5 years ago
46% of people who die by suicide had a known mental health condition
12.7% % of absences from work are mental health-related
61% of adults with mental health conditions don’t access treatment.

Studying made simple!

We don't like to make things more complicated than they need to be... Our courses are designed to be flexible around your work and family life. 

Step 1

Submit your enrolment form

You'll get instant access to begin your course

Step 2

We'll start processing your funding application

A tutor will be assigned to support you through your course, they can be contacted via phone, text or email

Step 3

You'll receive text reminders when your work is due

Your work will be marked by your Tutor and returned to you within 7 days.

Step 4

Submit your work

Once you've finished your course, we'll apply for your certificate. This will be posted to your home address within 6 months of completing your course.

Need support enrolling? 

If you'd like support with your enrolment, or want to make sure this is the right course for you, fill out your details below and a member of the team will be in touch.

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