School of Health in Social Science

Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies provides an introduction to the theories, skills, attitudes and values required to be an effective listener. The orientation of the course combines theoretical insights from both the psychodynamic and person-centred traditions and involves a respectful dialogue between these two perspectives.

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Name Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies
Start Date September 2018
Mode of Study 1 Year, P/T Mondays (14.00-20.00) OR Wednesdays (14.00-20.00) OR Fridays (10.00-16.15)
Programme Leader Bob Goupillot
Closing date for applications to 2018 intake Friday 17th August 2018

As well as being the ‘entry point’ for professional training and education to become a counsellor, this qualification helps people in related professions such as teaching, nursing or social work to develop their listening skills.

Why choose the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies?

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies provides an introduction to the theories, skills, attitudes and values required to be an effective listener.

It offers an entry point for professional training and education to become a counsellor or psychotherapist but you can also take this qualification if you would like to develop your listening skills for use in a range of other contexts (e.g. teaching, social work, nursing, management, voluntary sector mental health work).

The programme is validated by COSCA, the professional counselling body for Scotland, so students who successfully complete the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies will also receive a COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Studying at a world-class institution, you will benefit from outstanding resources to support your learning on this established and recognised programme.

Structure

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies consists of three taught courses.

Career prospects

Many employers now recognise the value of listening skills in the workplace.

Entrance requirements

The entrance requirements for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies are listed here.

Fees

Information on fees and tuition fee status for the Postgraduate Certificate in Counseling Studies.

Apply now

Please ensure you have read the entrance requirements for this programme and are confident of meeting the criteria before applying online.

Beyond the programme

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Studies can serve as the beginning of your studies in counselling. You can learn more about study opportunities after the PGCert on this page.