Introduction to Mental Health and Counselling

New College Lanarkshire


Motherwell Campus


This course is the perfect starting point if you are interested in studying Mental Health and Counselling. The course will help you gain an understanding of mental health, influences on mental health and an introduction to developing practical counselling skills.

The course also incorporates the Mental Health and Wellbeing award at SCQF 5.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English.

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

The course is designed for progression to the Level 5 Health and Social Care qualification or for applicants to seek employment within the care sector following successful completion.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

6 months


Health Care and Social Services

SCQF Level