Counselling - Introduction

What is special about this course?

This course will explain the basic counselling concepts and how to apply counselling skills at an introductory level.

This 40 hour Unit  is delivered either -

  • Part time taught course (weekends) 30 hours taught and 10 hours home study  OR
  • Evening taught course' 30 hours taught and 10 hours home study.

Entry requirements

At the discretion of the centre.

  • Outline the concept and aims of counselling
  • Describe the non-directive counselling process
  • Counsel selected clients using basic counselling skills.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening

The final assessment of the course consists of 3 Learning Outcomes. Your lecturer will tell you when you are ready to take each Learning Outcome.  Each of outcomes 1 and 2 has four parts and learning outcome 3 is conducted through role play.

How long will my course last?

40 Hours per unit

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more information on start date.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

Counselling Skills.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Counselling - Introduction

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.