University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Counselling Skills

This course is suitable for qualified counsellors looking to continue professional development and enhance career prospects with in-depth training in counselling children and young people; students develop an appreciation of the differences in working with this group as opposed to adults and of the theories and practical skills necessary to communicate and connect with this client group; students learn about their own inner adolescent and how to work therapeutically with children and young people in both formal and informal settings; additional benefits of this course include the opportunity to gain an insight into British working practices in the field of children's services, a practice placement in the counselling field for those suitably qualified and a learning package which includes block teaching and distance learning; the course allows students to study and work in tandem.

Entry requirements

Qualification at diploma level as well as post-qualifying counselling experience and/or experience of working with young people; applicants must also be a registered member of an appropriate professional body, i.e. BACP; applicants are required to undergo a CRB check by the University.

Course modules

Modules include: Counselling children and young people: contexts and practice settings; working therapeutically with children and young people; dissertation.


Qualification Study mode Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
City Campus, Newport Newport (Wales) NP20 2BP Wales

Key information

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