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Theory Practice of Counselling: Adolescent & Young Adult Development & Pastoral Skills

Theory / Practice of Counselling: Adolescent and Young Adult Development & Pastoral Skills

The core content of this module will facilitate participants in acquiring some of the basic insights and skills to enable them in particular to assist in the personal development of the adolescent and young adult population of the school/education community. Participants will engage with major counselling theories, research on adolescent and young adult development and develop practical counselling skills to address issues including depression, anger, guilt and bullying. It will offer practical advice on the development of healthy relationships.

Entry requirements

Level 8 Undergraduate Degree (H2.2) or equivalent. For students without the relevant academic qualification but with relevant previous experience, recognition for prior learning can be awarded.


1 Semester (12 weeks).

Number of credits


Further enquiries

Education Department
St. Angela's College
Lough Gill Sligo

T: 071 919 5550/ 071 914 3580


Module Structure
All on-line modules have a weighting of 15 ECTS. All modules are completed within one semester.

Students may wish to exit with one standalone module or Postgraduate Certificate (completion of two modules or 30 ECTS), Postgraduate Diploma (completion of four modules or 60 ECTS).

Participants may also progress to MA level on successful completion of three modules or 45 ECTS.

Assessment method

Module Assessment
Assessment is continuous, with each module assessed independently through e-tivities, discussion boards and a written assignment or equivalent.

For those who opt not to be assessed, participants may audit a module or modules and receive a Certificate of Attendance.

Enrolment and start dates

Intake: Normally, every second year.

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