Diploma in Counselling Psychology


This is a 5-month Diploma in Counselling Psychology (DCPSY) part-time programme covering a range of theoretical, analytical, conceptual and functional skills in counselling. It trains students to apply appropriate counselling skills in different situations while understanding their underlying theories. This programme prepares and equips students with the ability to work effectively as a counsellor.

Funding eligibility: UTAP

Faculty School of Counselling
Programme Code DCPSY
Next Intake 05 Aug 2024 (Registration deadline: 31 July 2024)
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counselling psychology programme progression
Diploma in Counselling Psychology > Advanced Diploma in Counselling Psychology > Postgraduate Diploma in Counselling Psychology


  • Ability to critically evaluate the strengths and limitations of the major approaches in individual and group counselling and psychology.
  • Achieve competence and to practice within the guidelines and ethical codes of counselling.
  • Advance to a professional qualification and attain authentic counselling experience.
  • Develop critical evaluation skills to assess and implement intervention strategies to fulfil therapeutic treatment goals.
  • Ability to comprehend personal growth and self-awareness through self-exploration.
  • Recognise and respect human diversity across populations, age groups, culture and contexts.

The Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme begins by introducing students to the nature of psychology and relates it to the theories and concepts of counseling. Students move on to explore themselves in order to promote personal growth and self-awareness thus acquiring the key attributes of a competent counsellor. Students will then gain knowledge to the different approaches of counselling and have the skills to implement and apply them to the appropriate situations.

5 Modules

Module 1 Psychological Theories and Perspectives
Module 2 Family Systems Therapy
Module 3 Counselling Skills
Module 4 Counselling Methods
Module 5 Counselling Ethics

Modules Synopses
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Each module will be formally assessed by written assignments and an examination. Students must attend 75% of the classes to qualify for the examination.

CAE requires a minimum 90% attendance each month from its international students on ICA’s Student Pass.

To achieve a pass in a module, students must achieve at least 50% combining both written assignment and final examination.

Students must successfully complete and pass all the stipulated course modules to be awarded the Diploma in Counselling Psychology.

For admission to the Diploma in Counselling Psychology programme:

  • Minimum Age Requirement: 16 Years Old
  • Language Proficiency: At least C6 at GCE O Level English, or equivalent
  • Certificate in Child Psychology and Counselling awarded by College of Allied Educators; OR,
  • At least 3 subject (including English) passes with grade C6 and above at GCE O Level subjects.

For applicants who do not meet the above entry requirements, on a case-by-case basis, they may be required to take on bridging modules FIRST, before enrolling into this course.

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Next Intake: 05 Aug 2024 (Registration deadline: 31 July 2024)
Duration: 5 Months (Part-Time) | 6 Months e-Learning (Part-Time)
Contact Hours: 126 hrs
Schedule: Monday & Thursday | 7.00pm – 10.00pm
Course Fee Structure: Payment to be made to
Non Refundable Application Fees: Application Fee – S$150.00
Course Fee: S$5,000.00
Total Payable before GST: S$5,150.00
GST of 9%: S$463.50
Total Payable after GST: S$5,613.50
Payment Mode:

Cash / NETS / Credit Card / Cheque / Telegraphic Transfer / Bank Transfer / PayNow / In-house Instalment

– Interest-free instalment up to 12 months available for UOB & OCBC Credit Card Holders.
– In-house instalments available on a case-by-case basis.
Refund terms: Refund table as per student contract
Fee Protection Scheme (FPS): Fee Protection Scheme
Other Fees: Miscellaneous Fees

Disclaimer: All terms, schedules, and prices are subject to change without prior notice and at the discretion of College of Allied Educators.