Counselling Studies - Level 4 Certificate

Start Date: 17th September 2019
Course Code: C00295 LTE1A

  • Higher Education
  • Part-Time
  • Ballymena (Lamont Building)


Duration: 1 Year Part-time
Number of weeks: 33
Start date: 17th September 2019
End date: 5th June 2020
Day: Tue
Time: 17:30-21:30
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2019/2020 Academic Year:


Course Content

The course covers three modules of study. These include developing an understanding of the theories involved in working with people in a range of settings, they also examine the ways in which communication and counselling skills may be developed. Personal development is also a key aspect of the three modules of the course.

Course Aims

To look at the skills that will be useful for those who work with people in many different contexts.

Special Features

There is an emphasis on the course of practical role play. 90% attendance is a mandatory part of the course.

Assessment Methods

Assessment will be by the completion of a personal learning record, a case study, and a practical skills assessment. The assessment will take place on an ongoing basis throughout the course.

University Connections

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All applications must satisfy Ulster University general entrance requirements.  The standard offer for this course is 5 GCSEs (Grade A, B or C) or equivalent.  Certificated evidence of English Language is required.  If this is not met within the 5 GCSEs, Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable.

It is the candidates responsibility to provide certificated evidence as required and to present this for inspection at interview. 

Candidates who do not meet the general entrance requirements may apply for APEL (accreditation of experiential prior learning) to evidence their ability to undertake the course - please contact the course director as soon as possible for advice. Candidates should note that APEL may not be used to evidence the English Language requirement (GCSE or equivalent). 

All applicants will be invited to attend an information session in May/June.

Successful students may progress to the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Counselling.

Ballymena (Lamont Building)
Trostan Avenue
BT43 7BN
028 2563 6221


Michelle Laverty

This course is also available in other NRC campuses: