National Diploma in Counselling (NQF Level 6 & 7)

This course runs over 2 years and is a qualification that recognises people who have the competencies required for working in counselling services. It is awarded to people who have demonstrated the skills and knowledge required to:

  • assess, implement and maintain a safe counselling services and training environment; maintain and enhance professional practice as a counselling services provider; and collect, analyse and present workplace data and information
  • perform specific counselling activities as part of counselling services including performing counsellor supervision and developing staff; updating and maintain information about cases and trends in counselling services; demonstrating an integrated practice theory for counselling; providing counselling and intervention with victims and with perpetrators of abuse, neglect and violence; and engaging in counselling in situations of generic and specific need, with couples, families, groups and children.

This qualification is designed to be accessible and flexible, and is aligned as a higher education qualification. The entry restrictions to this qualification are designed to ensure efficient communication skills. Candidates require the following for entry to this qualification:

  • Grade 12 Certificate with a pass in English – or equivalent
  • National Certificate in Counselling Services (Level 3) Community Counselling – or equivalent.

For more information on number of credits and titles of the different modules, please click on this link.