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Certificate in Guidance and Counselling


A Certificate in Guidance and Counselling is a program designed to provide students with foundational knowledge and skills in the field of counselling and guidance. This certificate program typically covers a range of subjects related to counselling theories, communication skills, psychological assessment, and ethical practices.

Admission Requirements

O’level and above.

Program Highlights

Counselling Theories: Students gain an understanding of various counselling theories and approaches, such as psychodynamic, cognitive-behavioral, humanistic, and solution-focused. They learn about the key concepts, techniques, and applications of these theories in the counselling process.

Communication Skills: The program emphasizes the development of effective communication skills necessary for counselling. Students learn active listening, empathy, non-verbal communication, and verbal intervention techniques. They gain skills in building rapport, establishing trust, and maintaining professional boundaries.

Psychological Assessment: Students learn about the principles and practices of psychological assessment in counselling. They gain knowledge of different assessment tools and techniques used to evaluate clients’ psychological functioning, personality traits, and mental health conditions. Students learn to interpret assessment results and use them to inform counselling interventions.

Ethical and Professional Practices: The certificate program covers ethical guidelines and professional standards in counselling. Students learn about confidentiality, informed consent, boundaries, and the ethical considerations in working with diverse populations. They gain an understanding of ethical decision-making and the importance of self-care in the counselling profession.

Functional Fees
Functional fees paid by each new student.
Item Semester 1 Semester 2
Application Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Registration Fee – Per Year 30,000 N/A
Identity Card – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Examination Fee - Per Semester 100,000 100,000
Library Fee – Per Semester 70,000 70,000
Development Fee – Per Year 60,000 N/A
Guild Fee – Per Year 25,000 N/A
Sports Fee – Per Year 20,000 N/A
Medical Fee – Per Year 50,000 30,000


A UGX 20,000 NCHE Fee is paid annually and directly to the National Council for Higher Education by the applicant upon enrolment.

Hostel accommodation for male and female students is available at Buwambo Campus at a fee of UGX 550,000 per quarter (Inclusive of accommodation and meals).

All students in the hostel will be required to bring toiletries.

Where to Bank

All payments should be made in any of the following Banks or their Branches throughout the country in the name of YMCA Comprehensive Institute.

Bank Account Number
Bank of Africa 02022350002
Housing Finance Bank 121160377300
Centenary Bank 3710600053
Stanbic Bank 9030005853000
Equity Bank 1039200875951

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