FdA Counselling

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Start Date: 23 September 2021
Duration: 2 Years
Attendance: Full Time
Location: Tottenham Centre

ABOUT THE COURSE

Course code: B941 - Institution code: W52

If you are already working in a diverse range of occupational groups within the helping professions, this course will help you develop and enhance your professional counselling skills and obtain a professional qualification in counselling. Applicants are also welcome from education, health service, and social services. The programme meets the training requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Successful candidates will be qualified as counsellors.

This is a full-time course with attendance on the taught aspects of the programme on one day per week over two years and aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of counselling work in a way that will enable you to:

  • work formally as a counsellor, offering a professional service to clients within your work setting
  • develop and enhance workplace competencies and skills through the encouragement of critical reflection and analysis of practice
  • develop practical skills and techniques in counselling
  • undertake subsequent professional development within the counselling area, subject to further interview, including a BA (Hons) Top-Up in Counselling

You will also be required to complete 40 hours of personal counselling, whilst in training. Applicants will normally be mature students, or be able to demonstrate emotional maturity, and must have completed a 90 hour introductory course in counselling skills or a short course equivalent. The admission of a mature student is based on the programme team’s expectations that you will be able to cope with the objectives of the programme, and counselling must form a substantial part of your current work. Evidence will include academic qualifications and relevant work experience.

WHAT WILL I STUDY?

Topics covered can include:

Year 1

  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Theory and Client Work
  • Person Centred Counselling Skills
  • Human Development
  • Professional Counselling Skills

Year 2

  • Further Humanist Theory
  • Professional Issues
  • Counselling in the Community
  • Contrasting Orientations
  • Advanced Counselling

WHAT WILL I NEED?

You will need:

  • Counselling Skills - Level 2 Certificate or three years of related work experience
  • A counselling placement of at least 2 hours per week, totalling to 50 hours per year of the course

All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them. The interview will consist of three elements -  written assessment, a group interview, and an individual interview with two counsellors.

HOW WILL I BE ASSESSED?

Assessment is by coursework. You will be expected to acquire a minimum of 100 hours of supervised formal counselling, either in your workplace or a voluntary setting whilst undertaking the course and submit a professional log detailing your experience.

WHAT WILL IT COST?

Tuition Fees

£5,990 per year

Additional Costs

In addition to your tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme such as ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees. There may also be additional expenses for personal counselling and external supervision fees.

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