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Professional Certificate in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling - Glasgow Caledonian University Credit Rated

Why take this counselling course?

If you are presently in nursing, social work or one of the other caring professions and want to develop your career by gaining an additional qualification or upgrading an existing one, this course will be of major interest.

You might, for instance, be a non-graduate first level nurse seeking to upgrade to degree level by studying for additional credits, which can include modules from the Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling.

Employer Sponsorship/Course Funding

Learning Method

On-Line/Distance Learning


Course Details

Course Number: GCU 1
Course Fee: £328.00
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £82.00 (0% APR), followed by 3 monthly payments of £82.00
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Course Info
Course Content
  • evaluation of Egan’s model to various client groups
  • exploration of different models of clinical and pastoral counselling
  • demonstration of core qualities to clients
  • demonstration of counselling skills for client focused activities
  • assessment of the potential of workplace setting for client support

Materials supplied with this course
The course materials includes comprehensive course notes (knowledge and practice), and consist of 6 Units, 12 practice portfolio activities and 2 tutor marked assignments, supplemented with suggested background reading to provide insights into the skills and techniques used by professional counsellors. You will be able to observe and become conversant with many of the practical techniques employed by professional counsellors.

Competency Portfolio
Students will be supported by a work- based mentor or colleague in developing a competency portfolio of their counselling skills.

Linkages to other courses
The certificate serves as the foundation module of the Institutes Diploma in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling (Course 5000N).

This course is accredited by the ACCPH. The ACCPH are an independent professional body and register.

Credit Rated or CPD

The Professional Certificate in Clinical and Pastoral Counselling is university credit rated by Glasgow Caledonian University with 30 credits at SCQF level 9 (3rd Year BA/BSc). In addition to the course certificate successful candidates will be awarded a confirmation of credit points letter.

Cost (Course Fee Reduced from £438.00 - £328.00)
You can pay the full price or pay a deposit of £82.00,
followed by 3 monthly payments of £82.00

Although savings are possible if you are eligible and wish to enrol in 2 or more Modules.

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