Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy

University of the Highlands and Islands


Inverness College UHI, Moray College UHI, Perth College UHI


Note: the first two years of study is part time, and the the third year is full time.

Year 1 - CPD Award
Part time study, modules include: Counselling Skills Approach; Introduction to Theoretical Perspectives.

Year 2 - DipHE
Part time study, modules in year two include: Ethical and Professional Issues in Counselling Module; Foundations of Research; Person-Centred Advanced Skills and Theory.

Year 3 - DipHE
Full time study and practice, modules in year three include: Placement Practice (a total of 100 hours practice on placement with supervision); Other counselling Approaches and Models of Psychopathology.

If students have not completed the required 100 hours practice there is provision for additional time to complete in semester one of the following academic year.

Entry Requirements

UHI CPD Award in Counselling Skills, you will be required to complete a short written piece of work (500 words) on 'What can I bring to a counselling skills course?' and attend a group interview, taking part in an experiential exercise.

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

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)

Course Length

3 years


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level