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DURATION: 2 years (Sept-June)


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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

This course has been developed by SQA and is a BACP Approved Qualification. The aim of this course 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.

As this course is a BACP Approved Qualification may lead to eligibility to apply  for membership to the professional voluntary register via BACP Certificate of Proficiency.

Christian ethos underpin our work at Destiny College but we welcome applications from students of any faith or no faith at all.  All we ask is that you conduct yourself in a respectful manner and respect all those around you. .

Course Content

Professional Standards
Psychopathology for Counsellors
Personal Development in a Therapeutic Setting
Supervised Practice
Research Skills
Values and Principles for Practice
Self-Evaluation for Counsellors
Contemporary Cognitive and Behavioural theory
Group Cognitive and Behavioural Approach.
Graded Unit


This course is underpinned by the BACP & ACC ethical framework. There is a placement required for this course where you must counsel for 100 hours.  


HND Year 1: 56 credits

HND Year 2: 64 credits

Jobs & Further study

The HND may lead on to further study at University level.  Successful completion of this course allows you to apply to for the BACP COP exam.

Entry Requirements

  • HNC Counselling must have been achieved as it has been designed to provide the underpinning knowledge of theories and ethics required to progress to the HND level.
  • Destiny College welcomes applications from students who have 12 credit units. You will have the opportunity to study for the remaining 3 credit units from HNC alongside your studies towards HND Counselling.
  • Applicants may also be asked to demonstrate that they have the potential to meet the academic demands for the course.
  • 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. (one from the college where HNC was achieved if not Destiny College)
  • Membership to BACP for the duration of the course.


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


Contact us


September 2024 Intake

Applications for Sept 2024 intake is now open. 

Applications closing date: Sunday, 18th August.

Course start date: Thursday, 12th September.


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 narcisa.owen@destiny-college.com

HND Counselling Application Form

HND Counselling

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Tuition Fees

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Agreement & Payment

Registration Fee: £45