This HNC Counselling is designed to appeal not only to those who wish to progress and eventually qualify as a counsellor, but also to those practicing in any sector that would benefit from the range of skills employed in a helping/supporting relationship, for example: community work; social care; education; criminal justice; health services; and voluntary work. The course integrates theory, skills practice, reflection, and self-development. There is a strong emphasis on personal development and there will be work relating to reflective skills, self-awareness, assertiveness, and dealing with challenges. The HNC doesn't qualify you to practice counselling but is the ideal stepping stone if you wish to proceed onto this career path.
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
Entry to this course requires: Counselling award at SCQF 6 or above OR Participation in relevant voluntary/paid work Other relevant/related qualifications may be considered, such as: HNC Social Care; HNC Health Care; Diploma in Social Work; Degree/Diploma in Nursing etc; experience of working with people who have experienced substance misuse, eating disorders, relationship problems. UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.
Additional entry requirements
This course offers optional modules/units which may require PVG Scheme Membership (Disclosure Scotland)
English language requirements
|Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
|Minimum score of 50
|Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section
Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:
Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland