Diploma in Psychology & Counselling




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Diploma in Psychology and Counselling Programme

Entry Qualifications: A/L 3’S passes from any study stream

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The Diploma in Psychology and Counselling programme is designed to offer students a comprehensive education in the field of psychology and counseling while also providing a foundational understanding of various aspects of psychology field.

At its core, this program equips students with the essential knowledge and skills required for success in the dynamic field of psychology and counseling. Students delve into the intricacies of human behavior, mental health, and therapeutic techniques, preparing them for a rewarding career in helping individuals navigate life’s challenges.

Department of Psychology and Counselling

Why Study Here?

Students should choose to study in our Psychology and Counselling Department for a multitude of compelling reasons. Firstly, our Psychology and Counselling Diploma Programme offers a comprehensive and up-to-date curriculum that equips students with the knowledge and skills required to excel in the dynamic field of psychology and counseling.

Our experienced faculty members, who are experts in the field, are dedicated to providing high-quality education, fostering a supportive learning environment, and facilitating hands-on experiences, including supervised practicums or internships, to ensure students gain real-world exposure to the complexities of human behavior and the art of counseling.

What sets our department apart is the unique opportunity it provides to our graduates. Upon completing our programs, students have the potential to become certified counsellors recognized by the prestigious Sri Lanka National Institute of Professional Counsellors (SLNIPC). This certification not only validates their expertise but also opens doors to a rewarding career in counseling, where they can make a profound impact on individuals’ lives.

Additionally, our emphasis on soft skills development, such as effective communication, empathetic listening, and leadership, prepares students not only for their initial steps in the counseling profession but also for long-term success in a competitive job market. These skills are invaluable for building trust with clients, promoting positive mental health outcomes, and advancing in their counseling careers.

Department Contact Info

Diploma in Psychology and Counselling

Department of Psychology and Counselling
21/4, Queen Mary’s Road, Gampaha

Academic Coordinator: dpc@imbscampus.ac.lk

Contact Us: +94 112 222 777

Everyday 8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

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Entry Requirements

Educational Qualifications:

Prospective students should have successfully completed their,

  • Advanced Level examination with a minimum of three “S” passes.
  • These passes can be in any stream,

Showcasing our commitment to inclusivity and diversity. Whether you come from a science, arts, or commerce background, you’ll find a place here to nurture your passion for business and management.

Age No Barrier:

At our institution, there is no age limit for admission. We believe that learning knows no bounds, and we embrace the diversity of our student body, which may include recent school graduates and mature learners seeking to enhance their career prospects or pursue their passion for business management.

Subject Modules

Modules of Diploma in Psychology and Counselling Programme

Module Code Module Name Number of Credits
CPC1103 General Psychology 3
CPC1203 Abnormal Psychology 3
CPC1303 Development Psychology 3
CPC1403 Child Psychology 3
CPC1503 Health Psychology 3
DPC2602 Counselling Psychology 2
DPC2702 Counselling Ethics & Skills 2
DPC2802 General Techniques in Counselling 2
DPC2903 Psychotherapeutic Technique in Counselling 3
DPC2106 Clinical Training / Case Study Report 6

Objectives of the Programme

  • Comprehensive Knowledge: To provide students with a solid foundation in the principles of psychology and counseling, enabling them to understand the complexities of human behavior, mental health, and therapeutic techniques.
  • Practical Skills: Develop students’ practical counseling skills, including active listening, empathy, and effective communication, to prepare them for real-world counseling scenarios.
  • Ethical and Professional Standards: Instill a strong sense of ethical responsibility and adherence to professional standards, ensuring that graduates practice counseling with integrity and respect for clients.
  • Certification Preparation: Prepare students for certification as professional counselors, such as with the Sri Lanka National Institute of Professional Counsellors (SLNIPC), enabling them to pursue rewarding and recognized careers in the field.
  • Holistic Approach: Foster a holistic perspective on mental health and well-being, equipping students with the knowledge and tools to address a wide range of psychological and emotional challenges in individuals’ lives.

Methods of Assessments

Method of Assessment

At IMBS Green Campus, student performance is evaluated through a combination of continuous assessments, assignments, and end-semester exams. This multi-faceted approach to assessment ensures a comprehensive evaluation of students’ knowledge, skills, and understanding of the subject matter. The following description outlines the methods used for each assessment criterion:

Continuous Assessments (40%):

Continuous assessments play a significant role in evaluating students’ progress throughout the academic term. These assessments are designed to gauge students’ understanding and retention of the course material over time.

  • Quizzes and Tests: Regular quizzes and tests are conducted to assess students’ grasp of concepts, comprehension, and application of knowledge. These assessments provide timely feedback on students’ understanding of the material covered in class.

Assignments (40%):

Assignments are an integral part of the assessment process, allowing students to demonstrate their understanding of course materials in a more comprehensive manner.

  • Presentations: Assignments that involve oral presentations provide students with an opportunity to communicate their ideas, research findings, and recommendations effectively. These assessments evaluate their presentation skills, critical thinking, and ability to engage an audience.

End Semester Exams (20%):

End semester exams are conducted at the conclusion of each academic term and assess students’ overall understanding of the course material.

Grading Criteria

Grading Criteria

Merit Pass:

A student registered for the Diploma will be awarded with distinction if they satisfy all of the following conditions:

  • Obtained grades “B” or better in all course modules.
  • Obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 3.30 from all course modules.
  • Complete the relevant requirements at the first sitting.


A student registered for the Diploma will be awarded the Diploma if they satisfy the following conditions:

  • Obtained grades of “C” or better in all course modules.
  • Obtained a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.00 from all course modules.
  • Complete the relevant requirements within the period of three years since first registration.

Final Grading:

Grading will be awarded by aggregating the marks for continuous assessments and the final examination. A grade point value, as indicated below, is assigned to each grade.

Range of Marks Grade Grade Point Value
85 – 100 A+ 4.00
80 – 84 A 3.70
75 – 79 A- 3.30
70 – 74 B+ 3.00
65 – 69 B 2.70
60 – 64 B- 2.30
55 – 59 C+ 2.00
50 – 54 C 1.70
45 – 49 C- 1.30
40 – 44 D+ 1.00
35 – 39 D 0.07
30 – 34 D- 0.03
0 – 29 E 0.00