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:
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.
Topics covered can include:
You will need:
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.
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.
£5,990 per year
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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