Level 3 Diploma in Counselling Skills

Free online course provided by West College Scotland, a Further and Higher Education College with campuses and learning centres based in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.


West College Scotland, Scotland (Online)

This course is available on the West College Scotland website.


This course is ideal for those who have completed the Level 2 in Counselling Skills, as CPD to progress towards accredited counsellor status with one of the counselling professional accrediting bodies or for those wanting more knowledge about counselling skills or maybe considering a career in Counselling.

The demand for Counselling has increased dramatically recently. People may seek Counselling at different points in their lives for mental health, bereavement, past life events or to overcome trauma to name a few.

This course will help you to gain knowledge and understanding including 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 is a marked course which requires short essay style answers to allow your assigned marker to be able to identify that you have understood the skills and knowledge to meet the awarding body standards. 

Part of this course also requires you to be either recorded on video carrying out counselling skills, or to be able to obtain a witness statement from someone in a counsellor role or that has counselling qualifications.

This is a fully online course, you will be emailed with a login to access the course and assessments.

About West College Scotland

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West College Scotland is a Further and Higher Education College with campuses and learning centres based in Clydebank, Greenock and Paisley.

West College Scotland have courses for all ages and abilities, with a wide range of full-time, part-time and training and development courses. Online Learning with West College Scotland gives you the flexibility to study in a way that suits your lifestyle and commitments.

For twenty years, West College Scotland has pioneered Online Learning in Scottish education. They offer a wide range of courses which you can study in a way which suits you. You might be in a job and looking to improve your qualifications or you may want to study in your leisure time.

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