This course provides the opportunity for those who have an HNC in Counselling to progress onto Year 2 of the HND. It has been designed to provide the relevant underpinning knowledge of theories and ethics required to progress in your career.

The HND has two main aims:

  1. To provide progression from HNC: Counselling for those specifically seeking a career in the counselling sector
  2. To professionalise the industry, particularly in Scotland, by providing a qualification which meets the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) requirements for individual entry to the national professional register

Please note that those without HNC: Counselling are not eligible for entry into Year 2 of the HND.

  • Egan 3 Stage Model
  • Humanistic counselling CBT
  • Pluralistic counselling
  • Psychopathology
  • Values and principles of counselling
  • PDP
  • Workplace practice
  • BACP Certificate of Proficiency
  • Counselling skills
  • Personal development
  • An ability to work with others
  • Two years part-time

In order to evaluate your potential to develop the relevant attributes, and in the interest of future client safety, you must be assessed against the following criteria prior to admission to the course:

  • HNC: Counselling SCQF Level 7
  • Self-awareness, maturity and stability
  • Ability to make use of and reflect upon life experience
  • Capacity to cope with the emotional demands of the course
  • Qualified and accredited counsellor
  • Placement supervision costs
  • Travel to placement
  • Books (£100)
  • BACP student membership - exact costs are subject to confirmation but 17/18 costs were £166. More information is available on the BACP website
  • Individual and group interview
  • Readiness to practice - self evaluation
  • Personal statement
  • Academic reference and witness testimony from suitably qualified people