HNC Counselling

Enjoy the teachings in the comfort of your home
  • 14/09/2023 - 09:30
  • Glasgow

SCQF Level


Qualification Type


Course Duration

2 years (Sept – June)


£800 per year (Eligible for SAAS Grant)

Applications for the 2023 intake are open now.

Course Descriptor

Developed by SQA and underpinned by the BACP & ACC ethical framework, this course’s aim is to equip students with the skills to successfully work in the Counselling field. We teach not only the current theories and concepts used within the counselling field, but we also facilitate experiential learning. The course runs on a part-time basis, one day a week.

Course Content

Relation Centred Counselling: Stage 1, 2 & 3
Humanistic Counselling Theory
Personal Development in the Counselling Skills Setting
Contemporary Humanistic Counselling Theory
Behavioural and Cognitive Counselling Theory
Working with & Understanding Addiction
Grief, Loss and Bereavement
Psychodynamic Counselling Theory
Group Counselling skills
Graded Unit


HNC Year 1: 51 credits

HNC Year 2: 45 credits

Employer and industry links

This course is underpinned by the BACP & ACC ethical framework. There is no placement required for this course, although peer to peer counselling of up to 20 hours is required.

Jobs & Further study

The HNC may lead to work within an agency, charity or organisation where counselling skills are required.

Candidates who successfully complete this course may apply for HND Counselling.

Contact us

Entry Requirements


  • Introduction to Counselling
  • NC working with communities.
  • NC social sciences.
  • NC health and social care.
  • Certificate in Christian Leadership in addition to a personal interview and candidate statement.
  • Applicants may also demonstrate that they have the potential to meet the academic demands for the course by other methods.


  • The maturity with which to handle the course.
  • The passion & tenacity to see the course through to completion.
  • A minimum age of 18 at the start of the course.
  • Satisfactory references.

NB: Applications will be considered from those with no formal application who have relevant life / work experience.

Registration Fee: £45

To complete your registration please pay registration fee using as reference your surname followed by HNC2325 for example: OWENHNC2325

Bank Details

Name: Destiny Ministries

Sort Code: 83-44-00    Account No: 00250281


This course is eligible for SAAS Part Time Fee Grant. To find out more about it visit SAAS website

Induction Days

Classes run one day a week on Fridays from 9:30am to 4:30pm except during Induction days. Induction is on Thur 14th Sept & Fri 15th Sept from 9:30am – 4:30pm. Students must attend Induction days.


  • Start Date:14/09/2023
  • Start Time:09:30
  • End Date:27/06/2025
  • End Time:16:30
  • Location:Glasgow