HN Cluster: Relationship-Centred Counselling Skills (SCQF Level 7)


Start date: September 2024

Throughout this course you will examine different theoretical concepts of counselling and develop foundational counselling skills.  

You will learn about the concept and process of counselling within a 3 stage model, developing a range of communication skills while working with your peers and colleagues. This form of study will allow you to gain more insight into the client/counsellor relationship, difficulties which may arise in counselling relationships and the counselling process.  

You will develop self-awareness and we encourage personal growth throughout the course, providing opportunity for developing increased awareness of relationships with others.



Special Features:

  • Designed to provide supported learning, that supports a work/life balance for students 
  • Opportunity for practice observation, feedback, discussion and review of skills development  
  • Reduced time commitment when compared with part time or full time study 
  • Blended theory and practical skills development 
  • Improved self-awareness and self-development 

Entry Requirements:

  • You should have well-developed communications skills and relevant experience. 
  • Although not compulsory it would be beneficial to have completed our Introduction to Counselling course.  
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Course Content

Course Content

Course content includes: 

  • Relationship Centred Counselling Skills: Stage 1 of the Three-Stage Integrative model 
  • Relationship Centred Counselling Skills: Stage 2 of the Three-Stage Integrative model 
  • Relationship Centred Counselling Skills: Stage 3 of the Three-Stage Integrative model 
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Study Mode

Study Mode

How will I study my course?

  • Part-time (Daytime)
  • Blended

You will study through a combination of face-to-face classes on campus and remote learning, where some lectures and sessions are timetabled remotely via video conferencing and our Virtual Learning Environment (VLE), with support from your lecturers.

How long will my course last?

1 year

How will this course be assessed?

You will be assessed through a range of methods, including practical and written assessments. 

This fits with a holistic approach and allows candidates to demonstrate practically across the award and through reflective practice. 

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On completion of this programme, students can use these modules to successfully progress onto our HNC in Counselling. This then provides the opportunity to progress into our HND Counselling where you can qualify as a professional counsellor. From there you will have opportunities in a variety of areas such as: 

  • Own Practice and Self-employment 
  • Local organisations 
  • Health Services 
  • Education Services 
  • Charity and Volunteer Sector 
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Fees and Funding

Fees and Funding

Course cost: £258  

Please note there is no fee waiver for this course. 

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


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.