The Faculty of Health Sciences has successfully initiated a certificate course in counselling skills for Teachers. This is a structured comprehensive foundation program/course for all those who wish to study and obtain the essential body of knowledge and training in the basic theories and principles in psychology and counselling techniques that will be utilised in teaching. This course is essential for practising primary and secondary school teachers, special education teachers, trainee teachers, assistant teachers and teacher aides and other teacher training and psychology students who want to broaden their theoretical knowledge and practical skills in the field of educational psychology, and counselling. The knowledge of counselling skills is essential for teachers to promote student learning and well-being. Teachers can play a key role in resolving student issues and concerns. The classroom teacher spends more time with students than any other professional in the school and is thus most likely to influence students and understanding and dealing with the students can be improved with the skills gained from this program.
University Graduates or Members of recognized Professional bodies, or School Teachers or Assistant Teachers, Professional / Academic Diploma or Advanced / Higher (National) Diploma holders or Holders of a Certificate / Diploma in Teacher Training, Education, Psychology or Counselling, and Age not less than 20 years with a simple pass (S) for English in GCE (A/L) Sri Lankan/ London or equivalent.