For our online counselling and psychotherapy courses, you have two options to choose from:
- an Online Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy or
- a Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
The Online Introduction is an ideal place to begin for those who want to explore personal development, counselling & psychotherapy theory and basic counselling skills, while the Blended Learning Certificate includes all this, plus two in-class weekend workshops which allow you to apply the theory, and to practice skills with fellow students in small group exercises.
The Blended Learning Certificate can be your first step towards a career in Counselling & Psychotherapy, as it meets the entry criteria for the BSc (Honours) degree.
The Online Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy is a great way to develop an understanding and appreciation of counselling and will appeal to those who are looking to discover the different theories and approaches to counselling & psychotherapy, to explore their own personal development and to develop basic counselling skills. This online counselling course is ideal for people who cannot commit to a classroom setting or who would like the flexibility of online study.
The course material is delivered online, through the PCI College Student Portal, and students are fully supported by the Course Tutor, with introductory videos, written course notes and contact through email and phone. This is an interactive course and materials are delivered through a combination of PowerPoint presentations, video demonstrations, course material, exercises and a recommended reading list. You will also have access to a comprehensive online library for further reading.
When you complete the Online Introduction, you can choose to continue to a full Blended Learning Certificate course (or you can opt for the Blended Learning course from the beginning and save on course fees - see below for more details).
Start Date & Duration: You can begin the Online Introductory to Counselling and Psychotherapy at any time. The online course must be completed within 12 months of start date. A timeline chart is available to download here which shows the breakdown of course modules and the key milestones as you progress.
Assessment: Assignments & Workbooks
Award: PCI College Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy Certificate
Please Note: the start date given on the Booking Form is a system generated date - you can start this course at any time and will be emailed your access to the course material 3-5 days after you enrol.
This Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy is a combination of the Online Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy and two in-class experiential weekend workshops. You can either sign up to the full Blended Learning Certificate from the start and avail of discounted fees or upgrade after completing the Online Course. This course is ideal for those who would benefit from counselling skills in their work, or those who intend to pursue a career in the field of counselling and psychotherapy.
During the in-class weekends, interpersonal communication, personal development issues and the application of theory to practice are all well explored. The weekend workshops are facilitated by experienced lecturers (who are also practicing professional counsellors) who guide students to fully explore the basic theories, approaches and skills of counselling, working with other students in small group exercises. This programme is different to many home study counselling courses which do not include the essential, practical application of theory to practice. The classes are held at our Dublin West campus. Dates for these weekends in 2017 are scheduled as follows:
Next Weekend Workshops:
(these take place at PCI College, Corrig House, Dublin 22)
This Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy programme, is suitable for Personal and Professional Development or as a stepping stone for those who want to prepare for a professional qualification. The PCI College Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy meets one of the entry requirements of our professional BSc Honours Degree Programme.
Start Date & Duration: You can begin the Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy at any time. This course including the Online Introduction to Counselling & Psychotherapy and workshops, must be completed within 18 months of start date. A timeline chart is available to download here which shows the breakdown of course modules and the key milestones as you progress.
Accreditation: Upon completion of this course, students will be invited to apply to our BSc (Honours) degree in Counselling & Psychotherapy (Level 8), validated by Middlesex University. A PCI College Diploma is awarded on completion of Year 3 of the degree for Professional Accreditation. The BSc degree is taught in-classroom at several venues around the country and the next course begins in September 2016.
(If you are planning to do the Blended Learning Certificate with a view to applying for the BSc degree starting in September 2017, we would advise that you start the course no later than the April 2017. This is in order to give you sufficient time to complete all the modules and assignments in time for the July & August workshops.)
Assessment: Assignments & Workbooks
Award: PCI College Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling & Psychotherapy
Please Note: the start date given on the Booking Form is a system generated date - you can start this course at any time and will be issued your access to the course material 3-5 days after you enrol.