Taught course


Staffordshire University · Health, Science and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

You’ll need:

  • A reference
  • To have successfully completed an Introduction to Basic Counselling Skills course or equivalent (a 30-hour face-to-face skills course)

Months of entry


Course content

Whether you’re planning a career as a counsellor, or need counselling skills in your current employment, our Certificate provides an essential foundation for your development.

This one year part-time Certificate is designed to provide you with both practical experience and theoretical understanding of counselling theory, ethics, counselling skills, and personal development.

Building on the Introduction to Basic Skills in Counselling course, it can prepare you for further study to become a qualified counsellor, or can be taken by people from other professions who want to improve their counselling skills, such as teachers and nurses.

You’ll be taught by qualified and practising counsellors with wide-ranging experience, and develop your skills working with other students in small groups.

We have dedicated counselling facilities including a specialist base room, three purpose-designed counselling rooms, and a video observation suite.

On successful completion of study, we will issue the following award: University Certificate Counselling.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • Cert
    part time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Enquiries Team
+44 (0) 1782 294 400