man and woman in a counselling session


DURATION: 2 years (Sept-June)


Video On Demand

This innovative, life-changing and dynamic course is designed to combine essential biblical leadership principles and doctrines with a wide range of practical topics all taught by current practitioners. This course will equip students to walk into their calling with the confidence and skills to pursue and achieve all God has for them. The aim of this course is not only information, but transformation.

Course Details

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.

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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.


For those who live further afield there is the option to study online (in real time, via zoom) or on-demand (at a time and place suitable to you).

Those studying online will receive a zoom link to join the classroom teaching and all videos and notes will be made available one week later.

Those studying on-demand will get access to Destiny College on-demand platform where all classroom teaching videos and notes will be made available one week later.

The online and on-demand students are expected to meet all the requirements of the course by being involved with serving and evangelism in their local church. The College office will be in close communication with your local pastor to ensure you are doing well and receiving the support you need while studying at Destiny College.

If you requires any further information regarding the online or on-demand option please contact

HNC Counselling Application Form

HNC Counselling

Personal Information

Church Background


Agreement & Payment

Registration Fee: £45
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