This course provides an opportunity for those who've already discovered an interest in counselling. It allows you to take that interest further or apply counselling skills to other settings. It does not lead to a qualification in counselling but can be a stepping stone to such an objective.
The course is validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland) and as a postgraduate level course carries 60 credits at SCQF Level 11.
If you successfully complete the certificate course you’ll be given priority in the application process for the Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling.
The course is experiential in nature and aims to enable you to: - gain a fuller understanding of self and of self in relationships - describe the values, concepts and process of the person-centred approach to helping - apply this approach in your own helping context - become a more effective helper through the use of counselling skills
Staff in our Counselling Unit are trained and accredited through their relevant professional bodies and/or registered with the UK Council for Psychotherapy. They are experienced practitioners as well as trainers, ensuring our courses offer thoroughly practical training of the highest quality and integrity.
The course is validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).
Learning & teaching
This campus-based course runs from September to May with the following elements: - an introductory week in September where the course meets from 10am to 5pm each weekday - 13 single Mondays at roughly fortnightly intervals between September and April - a two-day block in April/May
You’ll spend 120 hours based on campus. You’re expected to spend the same amount of time doing home study and reflection.
- Where are they now? 89.2% of our graduates are in work or further study.*