This course is designed to facilitate a process for individuals who want to become professional counsellors and psychotherapists through education and practice. Year one of the course will provide successful students with a CPD Award in Counselling Skills (including COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills). To become a qualified counsellor or psychotherapist you will need to complete a further two years of study and practice gaining the Diploma in Higher Education in Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy. Progression to year two will be by application and selection interview.
Part-tiume study, modules include:
Full-time study and practice, modules in year three include:
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.
Part-time study, modules in year two include:
You will learn through a combination of face-to-face college attendance one day per week and online study via the UHI Virtual Learning Environment.
For information on costs of this course please contact the college at which you wish to study.
Eligible Scottish/EU students can apply to the Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) for tuition fee support for the part-time (part-time fee grant) and full-time study periods.
Qualified professional counsellors/psychotherapists can market themselves as private practitioners. There are opportunities to work for Employee Assistance Programme (EAP) Providers and part-time positions within Health Centres for GPs.
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International applicants should apply using the UHI International application form. Please download and print the form, complete and return using the address indicated. More information is available for international applicants at our international student page
We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at the University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI). UHI operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of gender, age, disability, ethnicity and socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.