University of Strathclyde

University of Strathclyde

Counselling Skills

This course provides an opportunity for those who've already discovered an interest in counselling. It allows you to take that interest further or apply counselling skills to other settings. It does not lead to a qualification in counselling but can be a stepping stone to such an objective. The course is validated by COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) and as a postgraduate level course carries 60 credits at SCQF Level 11.

Entry requirements

A degree, or equivalent professional qualifications, for example, social work, nursing or teaching; we also accept applications from candidates who've little or no formal qualifications but who can demonstrate an ability to work at postgraduate level through an assessed piece of written work; two references are required, one regarding your academic ability and one regarding your suitability for counselling skills training.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
PgCert Part-time £ 1,050 per Academic year (home fees) 9 months
PgCert Part-time £ 2,600 per Academic year (overseas fees) 9 months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
University of Strathclyde Glasgow G1 1XQ Scotland

Key information

HaSS PGT Enquiries
Telephone number: 
0141 444 8600