Letterkenny Campus

Higher Diploma in Science (Level 8)

Counselling Studies

1.5 Years  /    Level 8  /    Part-time

Is this course for me?

There are many teachers, particularly career guidance counsellors, HSE staff and allied healthcare staff who, as part of their job, require counselling skills. This course provides a pathway for such professionals who would like to pursue counselling as a secondary career choice.

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Certain semesters of this course are taken in common with other courses.

1 Counselling Skills and Theory Mandatory 10
Humanistic Approaches in Counselling Mandatory 10
Body Centred Counselling Mandatory 10
2 Cognitive Behavioral Approaches: concepts & skills Mandatory 10
Supporting Clients through Change Mandatory 10
Interpersonal and Intrapersonal Relationships Mandatory 10

Professional Recognition

Higher Diploma, Level 8 (QQI)
Do not provide counselling accreditation but graduates of this programme can continue to develop a career in counselling or psychotherapy.

Follow-on Courses

Follow up programmes elsewhere include:

  • Postgraduate Counselling courses that may lead to a professional qualification in Counselling.

Key Information

Closing date: Friday 1st Feb 2019
All evening lectures 6.30- 9.30pm
Venue TBC
Tuesday 12th February
Tuesday 19th February
Tuesday 26th February -(SDL)
Tuesday March 5th
Tuesday March 12th - (SDL)
Tuesday March 19th
Tuesday March 26th- (SDL)
Saturday March 30th 9.30am- 5.00pm Assessments
Tuesday April 2nd - Final Consolidation.


EU Fees: €3,000

Further Information

Department Administration: +353 (0)74 9186306 / +353(0)74 9186308 / +353(0)74 9186310

Head of Department Dr. Nigel McKelvey
Email: Nigel.McKelvey@lyit.ie
Telephone: +353 (0)74 9186404

School and Department
Faculty of Science & Health
Department of Early Education & Social Studies