Counselling Certificate


Key information
Source: UCAS, March 2016.


Qualification type


Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General)

Course type


Course summary
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

This course is designed for people who work in a setting which involves offering help, support, or guidance to others; people working in education, the National Health Service, voluntary agencies, social services, government schemes or in the private sector find the course provides invaluable skills and knowledge; counselling skills are introduced through student-centred and experiential methods of learning; students consider a wide variety of counselling-related subjects; this includes looking at different models of counselling, learning what it is like to be a client, being clear what a client-counsellor contract is about, developing self-awareness, developing a clear understanding of when counselling is and is not appropriate, safe and ethical use of counselling skills, and being aware of some of the limitations of counselling.

Different course options
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

Study mode

Part time evening


1 calendar years

Start date


These are the sub-topics that you will study as part of this course.

Source: HOTCOURSES, March 2016.

Practical work

This module spread throughout the course, this will include an opportunity to develop your counselling skills with feedback from tutors, as well as developing your assessment and self-assessment skills.

Person-centered and Gestalt approaches to counselling

This module covers the person-centered approach to give you a solid foundation in the practice of counselling skills. The second unit covers either Psychodynamic or Gestalt counselling skills, to build an understanding of another significant approach in contemporary counselling.

Group work

This modules involve focusing on the theory of group work and the processes of the group.

Tuition fees
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course £2000 overall cost

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

Contact University and ask about this fee

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements
Source: UCAS, March 2016.

No formal requirements are necessary, however students must be working in a paid or voluntary setting in which counselling skills can be used. Applicants must complete an online or written application and, if short-listed, take part in an interview process.