Counselling Studies

Letterkenny Institute of Technology


Course Name Counselling Studies
Course Provider Letterkenny Institute of Technology
Course Code LY_NCOUN_G
Course Type Postgraduate
Award NameNFQ ClassificationAwarding BodyNFQ Level
Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)  More info... Major Letterkenny Institute of Technology Level 8 NFQ
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Attendance Options Full time, Part time
Location (Districts) Letterkenny
Qualification Letters HDip
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Duration 2 years, part-time
1 year, full-time (if demand)
Course Fee EU Fees: €3,000.00
Non-EU Fees: €10,000.00
Entry Requirements

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Standard applicants will present a qualification recognised by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI) at level 8 on the National Framework of Qualifications or equivalent. Applicants must also be currently employed in ...

Comment 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.

Key Information
• Course will be delivered subject to sufficient uptake and numbers.
• Interviews may be completed whereby over-subscribed course numbers apply.
• This course does not provide graduates with a recognised counselling accreditation qualification.
Course Content

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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 li...

Subjects Taught What will I study
Semester 1
• Counselling Skills & Theory (M)
• Body Centred Counselling (M)

Semester 2
• Cognitive Behavioural Approaches: Concepts & Skills (M)
• Humanistic Approaches in Counselling (M)

Semester 3
• Supporting Clients through Change (M)
• Interpersonal & Intrapersonal Relationships (M)

(M) = Mandatory
Careers or Further Progression Follow-on Courses
Follow up programmes elsewhere include:
• UU postgraduate degree in Counselling and Therapeutic Communication with Professional Practice at Studies.

Career Pathways
The main employers are:
• Prison Services
• Palliative Care
• Private Industry
• Human Resource Management

Graduate Careers
Graduate careers typically include:
• Health and Social Care Services
• Crisis Centres
• Schools and Universities
• Youth and Community Organisations
Further Enquiries Dr Louise McBride
Head of Department
Telephone: +353 (0)74 918 6303
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