(NQF Level 5, 15 Credits.)

Occupational Skill Course:
Adolescent Health Counselling Skills

Overview and the Purpose

This course is aimed at formalising the standard of training offered to individuals who offer supportive counselling in various contexts, “especially related to adolescent health”.  Currently there are individuals who operate as ‘Lay Counsellors’ who often work in a variety of contexts in environments where mental health professionals such as psychologists and social workers are not necessarily accessible to the majority of the adolescent population.

This course is aimed at both new entrants as well as learners who are already working in counselling environments, which include but are not limited to, parents, educational facilities, faith communities, health communities, the criminal justice system as well as the youth and the elderly. The qualification will provide learners with knowledge and skills that will enable them to apply counselling techniques to facilitate and enhance adolescent well-being.

 Key Topics:

  • Relationship building and communication with adolescent
  • Reproduction and sexual health
  • Nutritional aspect among adolescent
  • Non-communicable diseases and health promotion
  • Mental health aspects
  • Gender-based violence
  • Parental counselling

Why study at our Institution?

  1. A registered, credit-based and high-quality occupational skill programme at the lowest cost.
  2. The course will culminate in the awarding of a credit certificate, as well as your engaging in practical learning experiences. 
  3. You may use the achieved credits for Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) and Credit Accumulation and Transfer purposes towards related qualifications.

Teaching and Learning

This course will be delivered online.


  1. Copy of ID/Passport
  2. Signed PoPI agreement (Download here)
  3. Proof of Payment


12 Weeks (150 hours of study including assessments)

Fee Structure
Application fee Not-applicable
Course fee (Non-Refundable R 3900

Note: The course fee is payable as one payment during online registration, there is not requirement for prior learning to this short skill Course.

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