• Psychology
  • August
  • Part-Time Evening
  • 1 year
  • SCQF Level 5


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Intro to the course:

This introductory course is a stepping stone towards a higher-level course in counselling or psychology. It is aimed at those wanting a career in this sector. The course introduces you to psychological theories and approaches, and basic counselling skills.

SCQF Level 5

Study mode
Part-Time Evening

Start date

Who is the course for?

This course is ideal for anyone wanting to develop their study of psychology or to progress to a career in counselling. It will suit: 

  • school leavers
  • those looking to change career 
  • anyone looking to to take your first steps into the counselling field

What will I study?

You'll learn the theoretical concepts, skills and approaches to counselling and develop a working knowledge of counselling ethics and boundaries. You'll learn through groupwork, lectures and guest speakers.

Next step course options

HNC Counselling (if you have at least 1 Higher)

How will I be assessed?

Open-book assessment, essay, or both leading to a college certificate.

Why should I choose this course?

This is an area with good job prospects and earnings.  It introduces you to the skills and knowledge needed by the profession. Most students completing this course progress to an HNC Counselling at South Lanarkshire College.  You'll be taught by lecturers from the sector, and benefit from guest speakers from the forensic psychology and third sector counselling services.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             This is a popular course, so we encourage you to apply early.

Where can this course lead?

This course leads to careers in health and social care, and organisations in the statutory and voluntary sectors.

What are the entry requirements?

No formal entry requirements. Experience in a related role, employment or voluntary, would be beneficial.

What are the interview arrangements?

Informal interview.

Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for evening:

This course is eligible for:
- Fee waver allowed

Find out more about Individual Training Accounts (ITA): https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

Other information:

Some students get help with funding their studies. Take a look at our fees and funding pages for advice and to see if you'd qualify for student support. You may be eligible to receive up to - 200 towards the cost of this course by applying for an SDS Individual Training Account (ITA). www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

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