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.

You will learn a variety of relationship-centred counselling skills such as:

Humanistic Counselling Theory; Psychodynamic Counselling Theory; Behavioural and Cognitive Counselling; Theory Counselling and Graded Unit.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers. English and a social subject preferred; or Foundation Apprenticeship Social Services and Healthcare; or 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


Health Care and Social Services

SCQF Level