Counselling Studies - Level 4 Certificate

Start Date: 18th September 2018
Course Code: C00295 LTE1A

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


Duration: 1 Year Part-time
Number of weeks: 33
Start date: 18th September 2018
End date: 11th June 2019
Day: Tue
Time: 17:30 - 21:30
Information Event: Y

Fee for 2018/2019 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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Applicants must have some relevant experience in this area and/or a background where they are using their communication skills on a day to day basis. All applicants will be invited to attend an information session in May/June.

Where mature students wish to have prior education and/or experience taken into account, in lieu of meeting the full course entry requirements, they should contact the relevant Course Director by 13th August, as an application deadline will apply.

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: