National Certificate in Counselling

This qualification recognizes 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:

  • follow safety, security and emergency procedures; provide quality client service; implement and maintain a legal and ethical framework for counselling services; and demonstrate personal growth towards maturity as a counsellor
  • perform specific counselling service activities as part of counselling services including implementing and maintaining an effective counselling services environment; applying principles, approaches and procedures to demonstrate care as a counsellor; conducting community counselling in a structured environment; and engaging in counselling with people on HIV and AIDS.

The entry requirements for the qualification are categorized as follow:

  1. A grade 12/ AS Level certificate with at least an E symbol in English
  2. A grade 10 with three years and above working experience in the trade as a lay/community/church counsellor or having worked as a psycho social support practitioner for the same number of years mentioned earlier.
  3. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) may apply according to organizational policies and procedures.

The qualification includes compulsory and elective modules that enable the holder to show specific competencies in counselling services across a range of counselling organizations and creates a pathway towards a National Diploma in Counselling NQF level 6.

National Diploma in Counselling NQF level 6.

Candidates must the National Certificate in Counselling, as it is a Pre-requisite to do the diploma.