This course is designed for those wishing to develop/enhance their knowledge and skills in order to progress towards a career in working with people and counselling.
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.
The principal aim of the qualification is to provide a coherent and progressive learning programme relevant to the needs of the counselling sector in Scotland.
Students will study a wide range of counselling theorists from the cognitive and behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic viewpoints. Students will also cover the counselling process based on Egan’s 3 stage Integrative Approach plus additional units.
2 Highers, preferably English and a social subject, or relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Entry subject to successful interview. Candidates should be over 18 at the start of the course.
Degree level in Counselling