*Higher Diploma in Psychology (Guidance and Counselling)

Key Features

  • Equipping students with a solid foundation in psychology and counselling

  • Arranging group-based counselling activities

  • Engaging students in a 60-hour service learning to sharpen their practical counselling skills

Programme Objectives

  • Equips students with knowledge of major concepts, theories, skills, and research findings in psychology and counselling

  • Helps students to apply psychological and counselling principles to deal with personal, social, academic, and job-related issues

  • Trains students to analyse psychological and behavioral issues scientifically

Programme Learning Outcomes

Upon completion, students will be able to:​
  • apply sociological concepts to understand the world;
  • apply psychological principles to personal, social, and organizational issues as well as daily life;
  • ​identify the etiology and intervention strategies of mental health problems;
  • examine the role of counsellors in agencies;
  • recognize the impact of diversity upon group processes and dynamics; and
  • identify the differences among various therapy models.


General Education (24 Credits)

  • General English

  • English for Oral Academic Communication

  • Business Communication

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication I

  • Chinese Language (Putonghua) for Communication II

  • Introduction to Information Literacy

  • Free Elective (Details​)

  • Free Elective (Details​)


Programme Specific Courses (36 Credits)

  • Introduction to Psychology

  • Understanding Sociology

  • Life-span Development

  • Communication and Interpersonal Relations

  • Introduction to Guidance and Counselling

  • Programme Planning and Management

  • Group Guidance

  • Understanding Mental Illness

  • Practical Skills Workshop and Service Learning

  • Crisis Intervention Methods

  • Understanding Social Problem and Social Welfare

  • Exploring Social Psychology

Articulation Prospects

The College has established an articulation agreement with the following overseas universities for our graduates to articulate to the following degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences (Hons) in Counselling Studies (Year 2), University of Huddersfield

  • Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in International Business Communications (Top-up), London School of Business and Management

  • Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, Wesleyan College (Up to 50% of tuition scholarships will be given based on grades, recommendations and interviews.)

Some recent graduates of this programme were admitted to the following Bachelor’s Degree programmes:

  • Bachelor of Social Sciences in Psychology, City University of Hong Kong

  • Bachelor of Social Work (Hons), Hong Kong Baptist University

  • Bachelor (Hons) of Social Sciences in Social Policy, Hong Kong Baptist University

Career Prospects

  • Counselling

  • Family Services

  • Social Services

  • Student Service Officers

  • Teaching Assistants

Teaching and Learning Support

輔導服務需求殷切 三大心理學課程培育專才


The following scholarships were available for students with outstanding performance in academic studies, great achievement in extra-curricular activities and/or valuable contribution to the College/University/Community:

  • Lingnan Club Scholarship
  • Lingnan Education Organization Scholarship
  • Lingnan University Alumni Association (Hong Kong) Scholarship

Graduate Sharing



  • 2016年心理學(諮商與輔導)高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀澳洲堪培拉大學文學士(心理學與輔導)課程二年級


  • 2015年心理學(諮商與輔導)高級文憑課程畢業生
  • 升讀香港教育大學心理學社會科學(榮譽)學士課程一年級