Counselling Skills - Introduction College Certificate

What is special about this course?

Counselling is a talking therapy where a trained counsellor helps people to confront and overcome issues and challenges.

This course is an ideal introduction if you are interested in knowing more about counselling or wish to explore counselling as a possible career. It is also suitable if you use counselling or counselling skills as part of your work or voluntary activity.

It is designed to provide you with an entry level opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and theoretical knowledge.

You will also gain a basic understanding of counselling, the skills used and approaches and perspectives, as well as practical exercises.

Special features:

  • Gain an introduction to counselling skills preparing you for further study
  • This is an ideal course if you are looking to build on counselling skills already used as part of your employment
  • Study 3 hours per week over 10 weeks
     

 

Entry requirements

No formal academic entry requirements.

Course content includes:

  • entry level opportunity to develop interpersonal skills, self-awareness and theoretical knowledge
  • you will also gain a basic understanding of counselling, the skills used and approaches and perspectives, as well as practical exercises

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time

This course is delivered face-to-face on campus.

How long will my course last?

10 Weeks

Part time: you will attend for 3 hours 1 evening per week.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

Start date

January or October

Fees

The good news is that depending on your personal circumstances there are a wide range of bursaries, grants and allowances available to fund your college studies.

Funding

Our Student Finance Advisers can advise you on all aspects of student funding. The support available depends upon your personal circumstances.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

Additional costs

Normally, if you are studying full time for the first time and are Ordinarily Resident in Scotland your course fees will be covered through the information you provide on your course application. If you are studying part time and are on low income or in receipt of certain benefits your course fees may be covered by a fee waiver. If you are not Ordinarily Resident in Scotland, you may need to pay course fees. Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.

What can I do on completion of my course?

On successful completion of this course you can progress to further study which may include the CPD Award in Counselling Skills which is validated by COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland).

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We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.