Glasgow Caledonian University
A selection of our courses are university credit rated by Glasgow Caledonian University with between 30 - 120 credit points (3rd year BA/BSc level), these particular courses specialise within a specific area of counselling. The Institute of Counselling also delivers a diploma programme, which is credit rated by Glasgow Caledonian University with 120 credit points (3rd year BA/BSc level). Please see our course list for further details.
What is the SCQF?
The SCQF is the official framework measuring academic merit in Scotland, comparing the wide range of Scottish qualifications. It covers achievements such as those from school, college, university, and many work-based qualifications. It does this by giving each qualification a level and a number of credit points. The level of a qualification shows how difficult the learning is. The credit points show how much learning is involved in achieving that qualification. Each credit point represents an average of 10 hours of learning.
A wide selection of our courses are accredited by the ACCPH (Accredited Counsellors, Coaches, Psychotherapists and Hypnotherapists). The ACCPH are an independent Professional Body and Register for counsellors, psychotherapists, coaches and hypnotherapists. They are committed to safeguarding public interests and promoting high standards of conduct, education and training within the counselling profession.
The ACCPH ensure that all accreditation of courses and training is of the highest standard, including nationally recognised standards set by Ofqual, SCQF, Higher Education frameworks and similar bodies. Your profile with ACCPH enables the public and employers to check a person is qualified and enables the employer or member of the public to verify your information. The ACCPH provides a professional platform for marketing your skills, qualifications, website and any social media transparently to your target audience(s).
Social Enterprise Scotland
The Institute of Counselling is a Social Enterprise Member of Social Enterprise Scotland. Social Enterprise Scotland is an independent, membership-led organisation who have championed the social enterprise sector for more than 15 years.
Social Enterprise Scotland are involved in representing social enterprises to policy-makers. Please click the link to visit their website for more information.