Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (Credit rated at SCQF level 8)


The Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling is awarded by the Institute of Counselling. Each of the two modules within this diploma have been accredited independently with 20 points each at SCQF Level 8 (Second year BA/BSc level) by the University of the West of Scotland (UWS).

This course would help develop or extend counselling knowledge and skills for anyone currently volunteering or working in a helping capacity.

What you will learn

Module 1 Certificate in Therapeutic Communication (UW600) can only be taken in conjunction with the Certificate in Counselling (UW200) to make up the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling (UT1000) The student will study and apply therapeutic communication approaches to establish a supportive relationship with clients.

They will also receive training in:
core qualities
skills and group development
personality types
loss and challenging prejudices
culminating in therapeutic practice

At the heart would be the development of professional and ethical practice in therapeutic counselling.

In Module 2 Certificate in Counselling (UW200) The student studies and applies training in the:

cognitive and pastoral approaches

They will also receive training in the

counselling process
develop the core counselling qualities and skills

and apply the key skills of the Problem Management and Opportunity Development Model – Egan. Developing a professional and ethical practice is at the heart of this certificate course.

Further information

Institute of Counselling
Institute of Counselling
6 Months
Course type:
Distance learning

Contact Information

Institute of Counselling

40 St Enoch Square
G1 4DH