Postgraduate Certificate On Campus

Integrative Counselling Skills

University of South Wales

12 months
1000 GBP/module
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The Integrative Counselling Skills programme taught at University of South Wales offers a stimulating introduction to the skills, theory and self-awareness needed to be an effective listener and communicator. 


Successful completion of the Integrative Counselling Skills programme taught at University of South Wales provides a stepping stone onto MA/PG Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy and MSc/PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy at USW where you can qualify as a counsellor or psychotherapist. 

This counselling qualification can also help people in related professions such as social work, nursing or teaching to develop their listening and communication skill.

During the Counselling Skills course you will:

  • develop the use of counselling skills within boundaries of ethical practice
  • communicate effectively in a way that is appropriate to the confidential, sensitive nature of emotional, psychological and/or mental health issues
  • critically reflect on your own awareness and your awareness of others
  • demonstrate your critical evaluation and reflective understanding of the literature underpinning teaching and evidence based practice


The course will improve your employability by enhancing your listening skills and development through practice.

Once you have successfully completed the course you will be awarded a Postgraduate Certificate in Counselling Skills (60 credits). You may choose to exit here or apply for either the MA/PG Dip Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy or MSc/PG Dip Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapywhich are recognised qualifications to practice as a counsellor or psychotherapist in the UK.

Previous students have qualified as counsellors and psychotherapists or have enhanced their existing work skills. Graduates have found work in the NHS, private health facilities and private practice. Some have gone on to teach, to develop their research careers and to supervise.

Programme Structure

Courses included:

  • Counselling Skills and Awareness in Practice – for the Integrative pathway 
  • Cognitive Behavioural Skills and Theory/Professional Practice – for the CBT pathway 
  • Foundation Counselling Skills and Awareness

Key information


  • Part-time
    • 12 months
    • Flexible

Start dates & application deadlines


60 alternative credits


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

For progression onto the Masters Programme:

  • Undergraduate degree. (Relevant professional qualifications may be considered in place of a degree)
  • Level 2/3 Counselling qualification desirable
  • Experience of working with people in the caring field
  • Two references uploaded with your application
For completion as a standalone qualification:
  • Experience of working with people in the caring field
  • Relevant professional experience and/or qualifications
  • Undergraduate degree is desirable
  • Level 2/3 Counselling Qualification is desirable
  • Two references uploaded with your application

Tuition Fee

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  • National

    1000 GBP/module
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1000 GBP per module during 12 months.

Part-time UK:  £1000 per 20 credits


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