BA (Hons) top-up Counselling Studies
- Start date(s):
- 1 year
- Course Code:
- Study Mode:
- Part Time
- Attendance Type:
- Campus, Work Based
- Attendance Pattern:
- Framwellgate Moor Campus
- Course costs:
(previous years fees)
This programme will top-up your foundation degree in counselling to a degree and will enable you to develop into a reflective practitioner. It will also develop your expertise in helping people to improve their wellbeing and quality of life.
You will study modules that focus on areas such as therapeutic relationships, cognitive behavioural therapy, developing a personal integrative approach to counselling, plus the opportunity to carry out research in an area of counselling of your own choice.
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This programme will help you develop the skills and knowledge you need to face the demands of this rewarding industry.
- Aspects of the Therapeutic Relationship
- Planning and Designing the Primary Project
- Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
- Developing a Personal Integrative Approach to Counselling
- Research Dissertation
Day and time of study will be confirmed before the start of your course.
Teaching & assessment
The teaching and learning methods used on this course include: lectures, seminars, individual tutorials, group tutorials, reflection on professional practice, E-learning, peer learning and feedback and oral and written feedback.
A range of assessment methods will be used including case studies, referenced theory assignments, triad work, presentations and a 10000 word dissertation.
Successful completion of BA (Hons) Counselling could satisfy the entry requirements for a Master's in counselling.
Meet our students
Keith is now a self-employed counsellor with his own business, New Dawn Counselling Practice.
This programme is specifically designed to allow you to continue in counselling practice whilst studying for your degree one day a week at college.
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Students may wish to purchase some of the essential texts on the module reading lists.
European Credit Transfer and Accumulation System Credits:
Applicants should hold a counselling qualification with a value of 240 credits (120 at Level 4 and 120 at Level 5).
This will normally be satisfied if applicants hold a Foundation Degree or a Counselling Diploma.
Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL):
If you have previously studied on a similar award and have gained higher education credit at an equivalent level it may be possible to take this into account to gain exemptions from one or more modules.