Genetic Counselling Course

Original price was: £295.00.Current price is: £245.00.

Course Overview

SFTR Registered Open College Diploma Course

  •  SFTR Accredited Open College Diploma Course
  •  SHTC Accreditation Upon successful completion of this course you will be entitled to apply for Accreditation & Membership with the SHTC.
  • Upon completion of this course you will be entitled to the use of these Designatory letters after your name: Dip.Couns.genetics which will be printed upon your final Diploma Certificate under your name.

Additionally you will receive these 2 Certificates within your course package:

  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the Open College. Allowing you the use of MOC after your name.
  • A4 size Membership wall display certificate into the SFTR. Allowing you the use of MSFTR after your name.

This diploma course is currently available for the temporary reduced low fee of only £245 UK.

Course Description

What is genetic counselling?

Genetic counselling is a counselling based service that provides advice, guidance and information about genetics and genetic inherited conditions.

Genetic conditions are often caused by mutations within genes and can be passed down through the generations.

This type of genetic counselling is often carried out specifically by NHS healthcare experts or BACP background trained counsellors with additional qualifications or a degree in the area of human genetics or they are a clinical geneticist specialising in counselling advice, guidance and techniques.

These healthcare professionals often work in a group with other professionals and provide counselling services and support to families involved in genetic irregularities, birth defects and inherited conditions.

A genetic counsellor will provide consultations usually as a result of a referral from your GP.

A genetic counsellor will advise on the risks to the client, family about the children of that family on genetic conditions and the risks of passing on disorders within the gene.

This course is open to anyone including the complete beginner. It is specifically targeted towards qualified healthcare professionals working in this field.

This course would make an excellent introduction and foundation for further specialist study alongside this genetics course. This course will also act as an excellent add-on or bolt on to your current qualification portfolio.

Easy to follow, user-friendly and would act as a good dip-in or reference guide.

This course is practical and an essential guide to any therapist, consultant who needs to learn more about advising on the risk of inherited disorders to patients and clients alike.

This study program is also informative for specialist nurses, social scientists, counsellors and general genetic laboratory staff workers.

Course Provider:

Open College UK Ltd


This course is set in the English language and is entirely coursework based. All notes and reading materials, including text book/s are supplied by us direct in one complete package. There are no other required text or materials, books to purchase. We supply everything for you within your course package for the low fee shown. There are no hidden or additional fees to pay.

Method of Learning:

This is a home study, distance learning course. All of your course study materials are posted to you in one complete study package. All of your coursework is to be completed within the outlined period. This course is structured in an EASY LEARNING and user friendly way.


Upon completion of this home learning programme, students should be able to understand the basics of many key areas within this subject. Participants of the course will have acquired an overall basic understanding of the subject matter and will have achieved a sound basis to summarize important topics and be reasonably competent to make further progress and educational development in this field with a range of theoretical skills and insights to assist with any short or long term goals.

Grading Assessment:

This course is assessed upon the successful completion and submission of coursework with a Pass, Merit or Distinction. Distinction is 90%. All content is course work based, home study through the post or online, depending on the subject being studied. NO attendance or visits to any exam centre is required on this subject.

Entry Requirements:
There are NO entry requirements. No background training or qualifications are required. Anyone can enrol at any time, beginners, intermediates and experienced all year round. You are expected to be able to read and write or type/word process your coursework and be able to understand the English language.

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