Higher Education Certificate in Counselling Skills

The Certificate Programme is offered on a part-time basis over two academic years. Students receive comprehensive training in the theory and practice of counselling and counselling skills.

The aim of the Certificate is:

• To enhance the skills and knowledge of people working in a range of careers, including health care professions, emergency services, education, social work and other disciplines that involve working with people.

• To prepare students for progression onto training as professional practitioners in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.

 Students will be required to attend 1 day a week, 10am - 5pm and will be offered in Swansea.


Modules studied:

Year 1

Essential Qualities of a Helping Relationship

Developing Counselling Skills

Therapeutic Interpersonal Processes (Process Module 1)


Year 2

Society and Self – How we Become Who we Are

Counselling Theories

Professional Development (Process Module 2)


Entry Requirements

Prospective students will usually have completed at least 2 introductory modules in counselling, one of which must be at Level 4. However, applicants with equivalent qualifications or those who have sufficient relevant experience will also be considered.


Application process:

• Complete the application form

• You will be invited to attend an information event to assess suitability for the course.

• You will also be required to attend an interview.


Course fees

£1,500 per year