Taught course

Counselling Skills

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• Relevant experience or training in helping, and an openness to self-awareness work. • A qualification at level 4 or above is recommended, but we will take your experience into account.

Months of entry


Course content

The Postgraduate Certificate Counselling Skills course introduces students to counselling by developing knowledge, awareness and skills and prepares students who wish to apply for postgraduate professional training. The University Certificate is part of a suite of counselling courses at the University of South Wales, which have an international reputation for excellence.

On the course we emphasis the integration of theory, research, practice and self-awareness to lay the foundation of competent and ethically sound practitioners. The Postgraduate Certificate will also take you on a journey of self-discovery as the programme demands a high level of reflection and self-awareness.
This programme is delivered in one core module (20 credits - level 7) followed by either two elective CBT modules (both 20 credits-level 7) or one elective Integrative module (40 credits-level 7).
Students who successfuly complete this programme will obtain 60 credits and receive a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills. If you wish, you may then choose to apply for either the MSc Cognitive Behavioural psychotherapy or MA Intergrative Counselling and Psychotherapy at the University.

Qualification and course duration


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599