BA in Counselling Course at Boitekanelo College

BA in Counselling Course at Boitekanelo College

What is Counselling?

Counseling psychology is a psychological specialty that began with a focus on vocational counseling, but later moved its emphasis to adjustment counseling, and then expanded to cover all normal psychology psychotherapy. 

BA in Counselling

The Degree in Counselling is a worthwhile programme that prepares and trains learners in a wide range of helping and caring professions. It embraces both the theoretical and the practical. It also emphasizes the development of the whole individual- the personal, interpersonal and professional; enabling learners to become effective professionals.

Counselling students with a single major will graduate with a Bachelor’s degree as specified within their department. Graduates will be well trained to continue or further their studies at a post-graduate level.

Admission Requirements

BGCSE or equivalent with at least 36 points with a minimum of grade C in Biology, Chemistry, Physics, Mathematics or a CC in double science, D in English as wells a credit in any other subject.

Candidates should be 25 years or above at the time of application and must have an appropriate Diploma in a relevant course from an institution accredited by BQA may also be considered.

Exemptions may be granted to candidates with a Diploma in Counselling or equivalent.

The potential candidate must also have experience in the counselling practice with proof thereof, a letter of confirmation from the service or portfolio of evidence may be required.


Year 1

  • Introduction to Counselling
  • Issues and Ethics in the Health profession
  • Motivation and Human Conduct
  • Basic Computer Applications
  • Communication Study Skills
  • Theories, Methods and Technics
  • Advanced Computer Skills
  • Integrated Child Development
  • Health Psychology
  • Organisational Behaviour

Year 2

  • Career and Guidance Counselling
  • Society and Health
  • Integrated Adult Development
  • Basic Interviewing Skills in Counselling
  • Community Counselling
  • The Art of Public Speaking
  • HIV/AIDS Counselling
  • Introduction to personality theories
  • Biostatistics Systematic
  • Approach to Counselling

Year 3

  • Group Process and practice
  • Counselling in Schools
  • Spirituality in Counselling
  • Research Method
  • Practicum
  • Entrepreneurships
  • Marriage and Family Counselling
  • Introduction to Multicultural Counselling
  • Practicum
  • Sexual Reproduction Health
  • Social Psychology
  • Research Proposal

Year 4

  • Research Projects
  • Loss and Grief Counselling
  • Nutrition and Health
  • Drugs and Substance Abuse
  • Practicum
  • Traditional Medicine
  • Practicum Counselling in the Workplace
  • Health Care Professionalism

Employment Opportunities

  • Hospitals
  • Clinics