Professional Diploma in School Counseling


Level 7


18 Months


About the Course

Professional Diploma in School Counseling is a program designed to equip individuals with knowledge and skills required practice as School counselors.

Insights and skills gained through the program will help them better understand behaviors and thinking patterns of children and adolescents in order to support them in various issues and in different contexts. Students will study psychological development of humans from early childhood to teenage, identify abnormal behaviors and thinking and how to support children in these conditions working with parents and teachers.

As opposed to a traditional child psychology program this will approach the concepts from an applied aspect and discuss issues during teenage, which is very important in working with school children.

Upon successful completion students will be able to :

  • Understand the normal cognitive, social and moral development from early childhood to adolescence.

  • Demonstrate core knowledge in Biological, Cognitive, Developmental, Behavioral, Psychodynamic and Social approached to psychology

  • Apply psychological theories to improve the quality and effectiveness in parenting, teaching and supporting vulnerable children

  • Identify Psychological conditions in children and teenagers and decide how to support children and parents in these conditions

  • Apply psychological insights & skills to counsel school children with problems working with parents and teachers

  • Conduct non clinical psychological assessments to identify strengths and weaknesses of children

  • Plan and conduct awareness campaigns to prevent child abuse, to protect and support vulnerable children

Program Structure

Duration 18 months

Delivery On Campus

Modules 12

Compulsory 12

Credit Value 180 UK Credits

Level 07 (RQF Standard)

Classes Saturday Afternoons

Module Structure

Core Modules

1 Introduction to Psychology

2 Biopsychology

3 Cognitive Psychology

4 Developmental Psychology

5 Social Psychology

6 Psychological Disorders of Children & Adols.

7 Counseling Children & Adolescents

8 Educational Psychology

9 Forensic Child Psychology

10 Sexual Offenders

11 Psychometric Assessments

12 Supervised Training

Entry Criteria

Standard Entry : Bachelor’s Degree or an Equivalent Academic Qualification or Professional Qualification in Teaching / Education

If you are not eligible under the standard entry, you may be eligible under the work related entry

Work related Entry : Individuals currently working with children may enter the programs if they meet any of the following criteria

Possess a Recognized Qualification in Pre-school / Child Care / Teaching

Minimum One Year Experience in Teaching / Pre-school / Child Care / Special Needs / Day Care / Child Protection

Language Proficiency : Students should possess a high level of proficiency in Reading, Writing and Speaking English to make use of the programs.

All students must face an interview after registration before paying the course fee. Registration fee of the rejected applicants will be refunded,

Academic Progression in Sri Lanka

Upon successful completion of this Diploma students are eligible to apply for exemptions for the similar modules in the following programs

Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology Diploma of Higher Education in Psychology & Childcare

BSc (Hons) Psychology

If you already have a Bachelor’s degree in any discipline, upon successful completion of this Diploma, you are eligible to apply for the following Postgraduate programs

MSc Applied Psychology – Child & Adolescent Practice MSc Applied Psychology – Counseling Psychology

International Credit Transfer

Upon successful completion of this Diploma, students are eligible to apply for exemptions for the similar modules in related programs through credit transferring.

We could recommend you the universities that we already have a partnership with or if you have a preferred country and/or a University we could support you to transfer the credits by working with the university

Employability – Local & Foreign

Our Qualifications are registered with the Tertiary and Vocational Qualification Authority of Sri Lanka, therefore your qualification is recognized by the Government of Sri Lanka as a vocational qualification. If you plan to apply for foreign employment, You are eligible to get your certificate endorsed by the Government of Sri Lanka as a recognized qualification.

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Further Study & Transfer Options