University of South Wales

University of South Wales

Counselling Skills

The Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills at the University of South Wales offers a stimulating introduction to the skills, theory and self-awareness needed to be an effective listener and communicator. Successful completion of this counselling course provides a stepping stone onto MA/PG Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and MSc/PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at USW where you can qualify as a counsellor or psychotherapist. This counselling qualification can also help people in related professions such as social work, nursing or teaching to develop their listening and communication skills.

Entry requirements

For progression onto the Masters Programme:*
•Undergraduate degree. (Relevant professional qualifications may be considered in place of a degree)
•Level 2/3 Counselling qualification
•Experience of working with people in the caring field
•Two references uploaded with your application

For completion as a standalone qualification:
•Experience of working with people in the caring field
•Relevant professional experience and/or qualifications
•Undergraduate degree is desirable
•Level 2/3 Counselling Qualification is desirable
•Two references uploaded with your application

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through skills assessments and written assignments. Those selecting the CBT study option will be assessed by a case study and online assessment.

Qualifications

Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time September 2017 - 1 years

Campus details

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

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