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Interpersonal and Counselling Skills PGCert

Interpersonal and Counselling Skills PGCert

Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Counselling Skills (General) Business Interpersonal Skills

Course type


Course Summary

On this course, you will gain a thorough grounding in the practical skills needed to be an effective counsellor. Encouraged to become a self-reflective practitioner, you will explore your feelings, attitudes and personal relational issues in order to evaluate and further refine your abilities. You will enhance your understanding of social and cultural differences and values while analysing ethical dilemmas found in the profession. This will give you the ability to work effectively and sensitively with clients from a variety of backgrounds.

If you are already working in care or a healthcare-related profession, this course will improve your skills portfolio. It will also provide a springboard should you want to enter the counselling profession, and it could also serve as a gateway to further study on our PG Dip Counselling and Psychotherapy course. Job titles will include: Counsellor and Mental Health Worker.

Different course options

Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date



This module will critically reflect on the personal development aspects of what you have learnt previously and draw upon the relevance of experiences at work and at home.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK / EU students

For this course (per year)


Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


International fees
Course fees for non-UK / EU students

To be confirmed

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)


Entry requirements

Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree and have completed a face to face short course in Counselling Skills (at least 12 hours study). If you have not already undertaken relevant training we will be running skills weekends, further details will be available shortly. All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process. All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional. The University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Applicants are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent.