Course Information

Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies

Ulster University

Below are the sessions that are available for this course.


The Certificate qualification has been awarded advanced training status from the National Counselling Society. This course has been designed to introduce Learners to relevant counselling theories/models and basic counselling skills. It supports Learners to understand and develop the knowledge and skills, which underpin the counselling process. _x000D_ This course will be of interest to those who wish to pursue a career in counselling or those who may wish to develop their use of basic counselling skills within their current professional/voluntary role._x000D_

Additional Information

This course is approved by the Ulster University and as a student on this programme you will receive Associate Student Members status.

Terms & Conditions

Students are required to:

  • Comply with College Policies and procedures, rules and regulations (available in your Student Diary/Higher Education Handbook, on-line: and on the College VLE).
  • Submit all coursework and assessments by specified dates, coursework submitted without consent after the deadline shall not normally be accepted.
  • The minimum overall pass mark of 40% is required to be achieved in all modules.
  • Course Content

    You will learn theories used in the counselling relationship and also the skills required for a therapeutic relationship. Learners will also be guided by NCS Code of Conduct and other relevant registering bodies.

    Assessment Method

    You will be assessed through coursework assignments which includes Personal Learning records of reflection on course content. For the final module you will be asked to submit a DVD [completed in class with fellow Learners], to demonstrate your practical use of counselling skills. All assignments are word processed so you will need basic computer literacy.

    Progression Opportunities

    You may apply to progress to the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Counselling.

    Entry Requirements

  • Five GCSEs Grades A-C including English or equivalent standard, or provide evidence of ability to undertake the course through APEL.
  • References may be required.
  • Applicants will be invited for an interview