Diploma in Counselling and Spiritual Care credit rated


The Diploma in Counselling and Spiritual Care is awarded by the Institute of Counselling. Each of the two modules within this diploma have been credit rated with 20 points each at SCQF Level 8 (Second year BA/BSc level).

This course would benefit someone who wished to build some basic counselling skills with a particular interest in utilising the knowledge and skills in the area of Spiritual Care.

What you will learn

In Module 1 Certificate in Counselling (UW200) the students will study and apply the following topics:

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.

In Module 2 Certificate in Spiritual and Holistic Care (CR500) is designed to help students understand and apply their knowledge of the following topics:

the rise and development of spirituality
models and methods of spiritual care
developing spiritual and pastoral care
spiritual religious and ethical issues
assessment methods of spirituality
importance of maintaining a professional practice

Further information

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

Contact Information

Institute of Counselling

40 St Enoch Square
G1 4DH