DGC 3700: Diploma in Guidance and Counselling

This is a one and half year course. By the end of this course, the trainee should be able to:

  • Acquire knowledge and skills that will enable them to identify and offer guidance and counseling in the learning institutions.
  • Acquire knowledge on diverse areas that affect learners in learning institutions e.g. substance abuse, sociology of the family, youth and sexuality, HIV/AIDS etc
  • To set up a functional Guidance and Counseling Department in a learning institution
  • Generate new knowledge by conducting research study in an area of interest related to the school/college set up
  • ¬†Offer guidance and counseling services to learners with diverse needs in learning institutions. (Schools and colleges)
  • Understand the ethical considerations in counseling and incorporate it in their practice


DGC 3701: Communication skills & ICT

DGC 3702: Personal Development.

DGC 3703: Guidance practice in Educational Settings.

DGC 3704: Theories of Counselling

DGC 3705: Counselling process & practice

DGC 3706: Research methods

DGC 3707: Theories of human growth

DGC 3708: Group counseling

DGC 3709: Professional studies


DGC 3711: Sociology of family

DGC 3712: Theories of career development.

DGC 3713: Health psychology

DGC 3714: Personality theories

DGC 3715: Abnormal behaviour & modification.

DGC 3716: Student Personnel services

DGC 3717: Substance abuse counselling

DGC 3718: Child and adolescent issues

DGC 3719: Project in an Educational set up

DGC 3720: Practicum in an Educational set up


  • Minimum qualifications are KCSE C- or KCE Div. 2 or the equivalent
  • Certificate in Community development, Social development, Social work, Community Health, Counseling and Psychology.
  • Course open to Beginners, Development workers, Social workers, Project managers and Fresh students