New College Lanarkshire


Coatbridge Campus


This course is a progressive route into counselling as a profession and is aimed at those working in, or seeking to work in, a variety of counselling contexts. You will be provided with the opportunity to explore and advance your existing knowledge and/or experience of counselling and this will be useful for those working in the sector.

The course is ideal for existing holders of certificates in Counselling Skills or appropriate National Units plus significant voluntary/paid work experience. The course provides the skills, main theoretical concepts and approaches to counselling required to develop a working knowledge of counselling ethics and boundaries.

In addition, the personal learning and development within the course of the programme aims to develop professional awareness and enhance career development.

Entry Requirements

Counselling Skills and Care: An Introduction, or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview. Written test.

You will require a satisfactory criminal record check from Disclosure Scotland to show that you are suitable for this type of course. Contact Disclosure Scotland for details on the type you would need.

Progression Routes

HND Counselling or degree level courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Healthcare and Social Services

SCQF Level