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MSc in Guidance Counselling



MSc in Guidance Counselling is a course run by Dublin City University (DCU), Dublin. For more information about MSc in Guidance Counselling at Dublin City University (DCU), please review the details below.

The M.Sc. in Guidance Counselling is a two year part-time programme recognised by the DES and the Institute of Guidance Counsellors (IGC) for professional practice as a guidance counsellor. The programme offers initial education and training in the knowledge, skills and attitudes necessary for practice in the interrelated areas of personal, education and career guidance counselling. A key element of the programme is the strong emphasis on reflective practice and personal growth facilitated by personal counselling, placement practice experience and professional supervision to support and enable personal and professional development.

Students come from a diverse range of backgrounds, including the primary, secondary, further education and tertiary sectors, youth and community work, adult education, employee welfare, state agencies, business, industry, health and Human Resources.

This programme is also recognised by the Department of Education and Skills (DES) as a qualification to work as a guidance counsellor in a second level school.

Please note the DES also require employees to hold:

A primary degree with subjects recognised for teaching in second level schools (please check www.teachingcouncil.ie) and

A recognised teaching qualification.

Students are selected on the basis of:

Academic achievement or accredited prior learning.

Professional experience (three years’ full or part time experience in a field broadly related to guidance is desirable).

Capacity to demonstrate at interview a vision and understanding of the role of the guidance counsellor, potential as a guidance counsellor to work with clients in response to their personal, educational and career needs and a willingness to commit to the demands of the programme.

To view subjects taught on the MSc in Guidance Counselling please click here

For more information, see: https://www.dcu.ie/courses/postgraduate/institute-education/msc-guidance-counselling

 

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Training ProviderDublin City University (DCU)
Course LocationGlasnevin, Dublin
Location PostcodeDublin 9
Awarding BodyDublin City University
Awarding Body DetailsMSc in Guidance Counselling
Entry RequirementsGeneral Entry Requirements Applicants are required to hold a Primary Honours (Level 8) degree, plus three years relevant work experience. OR Equivalent professional qualification with three years relevant experience. All applicants who are deemed to meet the minimum academic qualifications will be required to attend for interview. Applicants will not be considered for interview unless all aspects of the application process are fully completed. International Applications International candidates are expected to have educational qualifications of a standard equivalent to those outlined above. In addition, where such candidates are non-native speakers of the English language, they must satisfy the University of their competency in the English language. For further information on international applications click here Please note if you are a non EU student and require a study visa, you are not eligible to apply for part-time programmes as study visas are only granted for full-time programmes. Fees Part time EU Status Fee Part-time €4,500 per annum Non EU Fee Part time €9,000 per annum
Carear PathThe programme is designed to support participants wishing to engage in initial education and training as guidance counsellors and to enhance the in-career development of existing practitioners. Graduates are currently employed in various settings such as second level schools, adult guidance (including employment by ETBs), youth and community work, third level career services, employee welfare, industry, health sector, rehabilitation services, and private practice.
Phone+353 (0) 1 700 9253
Course CodeDC906
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