Courses

This part of the website outlines a variety of courses and qualifications that can be undertaken relating to mental health.

Mental Health First Aid Courses

Mental Health First Aid (MHFA) courses are offered throughout the United Kingdom (UK), but each nation has its own courses, with some very slight variation to account for local issues etc.

  • Mental Health First Aid (Wales) Courses:
    • 2-day Youth MHFA (Wales).
    • 2-day Adult MHFA (Wales).
    • Half-day Mental Health Awareness.
    • 5-day Youth or Adult (Wales) Instructor Training.
  • Mental Health First Aid (Northern Ireland) Courses:
    • 2-day Mental Health First Aid.

First Aid for Mental Health Courses

First Aid for Mental Health qualifications that have been developed by First Aid Awards (FAA).

Practical Courses

COSCA (Validated) Courses

  • COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate.
  • COSCA Further Steps in Counselling Skills.
  • COSCA Group Counselling Skills.
  • COSCA Counselling Supervision.
  • GCA Diploma in Integrative Counselling & Psychotherapy.
  • Diploma in Counselling.
  • Diploma in Human Relations and Counselling.
  • MSc in Psychoanalytic Observation and Reflective Practice: Therapeutic Work with Children & Young People (via HDScotland.org.uk).
  • Professional Doctorate in Child Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy (via HDScotland.org.uk).
  • SCQF Level 11 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Groupwork.
  • SCQF Level 10 SCOTACS Diploma in Counselling and Groupwork – A Cognitive Behavioural Approach.
  • SCQF Level 8 SCOTACS CBT Toolkit.
  • DipCBT – Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.
  • CertCBI – Certificate in Cognitive Behavioural Intervention.
  • Diploma in Relational Counselling.

Further Education (FE) Courses

  • Level 2 Certificate in Awareness in Mental Health Problems.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Principles of Dementia Care.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills.
  • Level 2 Certificate in Understanding Dignity and Safeguarding in Adult Health an Social Care.
  • Level 2 in Understanding Children and Young People’s Mental Health.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding Mental Health.
  • Level 3 Certificate in Understanding the Principles of Dementia Care.
  • SCQF Level 4 Introducing Care and Mental Health.
  • SCQF Level 5 Introduction to Mental Health and Counselling.
  • SCQF Level 8 Forensic Mental Health.
  • Level 4 Award in Trauma Informed Care.
  • Level 4 Certificate in Trauma Informed Care.
  • SCQF Level 5 An Introduction to Counselling.
  • SCQF Level 6 Counselling: Theory for Practice.
  • SCQF Level 7 HNC Counselling.
  • SCQF Level 8 HND Counselling.

Professional Development Awards (PDA)

Counselling & Psychology Courses

  • SCQF Level 4 Introduction to Psychology.
  • SCQF Level 6 Counselling Theory for Practice.
  • SCQF Level 7 Higher National Certificate (HNC) Counselling.
  • Level 6 (Higher) Psychology.

Higher Education (HE) (Undergraduate) Qualifications

  • Nursing:
    • BSc (Honours) Mental Health Nursing (Open University). Please note that the final enrolment date for this qualification will be January 2020, after which it will no longer be available to new students.
    • Bachelors in Nursing (Mental Health); Edinburgh Napier University.
    • BSc Nursing – Mental Health; University of Stirling.
    • BSc (Hons) Nursing – Mental Health; University of Stirling.
    • BSc Nursing (Mental Health); University of Dundee.
    • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health); University of Dundee.
    • BSc (Hons) Nursing (Mental Health Nursing); Abertay University.
    • BSc Nursing Studies (Mental Health): Glasgow Caledonian University.
    • BSc Mental Health Nursing; University of the West of Scotland.
  • Psychology:
    • BA (Hons) Psychology with Sociology; Edinburgh Napier University.
    • BA (Hons)/BSc (Hons) Psychology; Edinburgh Napier University and University of Stirling.
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology; University of Dundee, Abertay University and the University of the West of Scotland.
    • BSc (Hons) Psychology and Counselling; Abertay University.
    • BSc (Hons) Applied Psychology; Glasgow Caledonian University.
    • Doctorate in Clinical Psychology; University of Edinburgh.
    • MSc Mental Health in Children and Young People: Psychological Approaches; University of Edinburgh.
    • MSc in Psychology of Mental Health (Conversion); University of Edinburgh.
    • MSc Psychological Therapies; University of Edinburgh.
  • Social Work:
    • BA (Hons) Social Work; University of Stirling, University of Dundee, Glasgow Caledonian University, and the University of the West of Scotland.

HE (Postgraduate) Qualifications

  • Nursing:
    • Masters in Nursing (Mental Health); Edinburgh Napier University.
    • MSc Dementia Studies (Online); University of Stirling.
    • MSc Nursing (Mental Health); University of Dundee.
  • Psychology:
    • MSc Health Psychology; University of Stirling and Glasgow Caledonian University.
    • MSc Psychological Therapy in Primary Care; University of Stirling and University of Dundee.
    • MSc Psychology (Accredited Conversion Course); University of Stirling.
    • DPsych Counselling Psychology; Glasgow Caledonian University.
  • Counselling:
    • MSc Counselling; Abertay University.
    • PGC/PGD in Counselling; University of Edinburgh.
    • MSc in Counselling Studies; University of Edinburgh.
    • Master of Counselling; University of Edinburgh.
    • Master of Counselling (Interpersonal Dialogue); University of Edinburgh.
    • Professional Doctorate in Counselling; University of Edinburgh.
    • DIPHE – Person-Centred Counselling and Psychotherapy; University of the Highlands and Islands.
  • Social Work:
    • MSc Social Work Studies; University of Stirling.MSc Social Work; University of Dundee.
    • MA (Hons) Psychology; University of Dundee.
    • PGCert/PGDip in Cognitive Behavioural Psychotherapy; University of Dundee.
    • MSc Social Work; University of Dundee and Glasgow Caledonian University.

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