Diploma In Psychological Counselling

Commencement:  23 March 2024

Academic Pathway

Certificate in Counselling Diploma in Psychological CounsellingBSc (Hons) in Counselling Psychology

Why Psychological Counselling?


Psychological Counselling covers a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual, and functional skills related to mental health. This diploma programme develops a professional approach toward the emotional, psychological, and behavioural complexities of family members, friends, co-workers, and students.

The Diploma in Psychological Counselling is designed according to the National Competency Standards (NCS) and National Vocational Qualifications (NVQ) Framework of Sri Lanka (Level 5).

Specialized knowledge in:


  • Enhancing the emotional, psychological, and social well-being of the learner
  • Ability to observe, and understand people and contemporary life situations
  • Application of counselling skills to resolve human complexities
  • Crisis intervention, disaster, and trauma management
  • Developing interpersonal relationships at family, school, and workplace
  • Assessment techniques for the diagnosis of psychological disorders
  • Maximizing work/study performances for effectiveness, success, and well-being



  • Assess the problem situation
  • Implement intervention plan
  • Collaborate with related services and wider society
  • Intervene in crisis/ disaster situations
  • Develop professionalism
  • Maintain reflective practice

Reasons to join


  • Approval of both TVEC (Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission) and TVET (Technical Vocational Education and Training) for Sri Lanka (NVQ -05)
  • Internationally recognized qualification at an affordable rate
  • Promising career opportunities available across the globe

  • Accredited by: Tertiary and Vocational Education Commission (TVEC)
  • Qualification Framework: NVQ -05
  • Duration: 12 Months
  • Class Schedule: Weekday Evening & Weekend
  • Eligibility: Minimum 3 ‘S’ passes for GCE A/L with pass mark for O/L English