Course Details


Unit: Counselling: Theory for Practice SCQF Level 6

SCQF Level 6

This course will give you a good foundation for any career working with people. The Higher Counselling Skills course focuses on the theories, the process and techniques of counselling.

This is a demanding course and assumes that you will be open to developing your self-awareness and personal growth throughout the course.

Please note that we are currently reviewing our Counselling courses as part of our continuous improvement policy. We are still welcoming applications at this point and will ensure any updates are communicated.

What You Study

  • Identification of various counselling “schools” and the main focus of their theories
  • Application of appropriate counselling in relation to client needs
  • Boundary issues
  • Counselling process
  • Extension of basic skills
  • Application of concepts to self and own experience to demonstrate personal growth

Duration and Attendance

24 Weeks – One evening per week from 6pm - 9pm

Please see below for dates and campuses

Entry Requirements

One of the following:

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Industrial experience or other qualifications will be considered on an individual basis

Further Study

HNC Counselling

Career Opportunities

A variety of careers that require counselling skills.

Funding Information

For information on how to apply for funding for your course fees to be paid, funding options and other financial support available, please visit our Financing Your Studies page in our Student Information section.

This course is currently offered on the date(s) and venue(s) listed below.

Method of Study Starts* Ends* Based at

While we make every attempt to ensure the accuracy of course information, this is subject to change, as part of our continuous improvement process.

*Start and End dates refer to the week commencing date and the actual date could be any date within that week.

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