Counselling SCQF Level 5

What is special about this course?

This course provides an entry level qualification. It will provide a basic understanding of counselling, the skills used and approaches and perspectives as well as practical exercises.

Entry requirements

No formal academic entry qualifications are required for this course.

Applicants should be aged 16 or over.

How will I study my course?

  • Evening

Course assessment takes place throughout each unit.

How long will my course last?

12 Weeks

Where can I study my course?

    • Inverness Campus

Start date

September and February



Fee information for part time Further Education courses

A Fee Waiver could be available to help with the payment of course fees depending on your personal circumstances, please check our Fee Waiver Policy to see if you are eligible.

Scottish students

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 



Part-time (per credit)



Rest of UK and International students 

Further Education (SCQF 1-6) level 


Part-time (per credit)


Fees are payable on enrolment each academic year.

Please contact if you have any further questions on fees.

What can I do on completion of my course?

  • Career enhancement.
  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Counselling SCQF Level 5

Applications for this subject are currently closed.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Inverness. UHI Inverness 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 age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.