Adult Guidance & Counselling

The emphasis of the course is on the development of the key communication, relationship and guidance skills and competencies that underpin the practice of Adult Guidance Counselling.

The course provides a critical engagement with the core concepts and ideas concerning marginalisation, exclusion and adult career development. Participants are encouraged to deepen their self-awareness and explore their career narrative and life histories.

Entry requirements

Mature Students
Applicants will be expected to have a minimum of two years' experience working with adults in a developmental setting and be seeing a minimum 6 clients on a regular basis. Applicants should have participated in training courses or workshops in the area of guidance, counselling and self awareness;Interview with Staff in the Department

Applications online using PAC code MHA57

As part of the on-line PAC application, please submit your additional questions electronically. Please also submit two academic reference and official transcripts to PAC

If you would like to discuss your application and/or to speak with a graduate of the programme please contact Maggie Noone at 01- 7083752 or email

Application dates

Closing Date : 31 May 2023


Part-time over two years in an open learning format, incorporating e-learning material over 7x 2-day workshops, 1x 3-day workshop and a week-long summer school.

Post Course Info

Graduates can expect to work within Adult Guidance Services, Local Employment Services, Adult Disability Services, NGOs, Private Practice and Further and Higher Education.

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  • Qualifications

    Higher Diploma (Level 8 NFQ)

  • Attendance type

    Part time,Daytime

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