Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-Up) at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS

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Course summary

This course is intended for students who are already qualified at level 5 (FdSc or FdA) in counselling and/or psychotherapy and who have completed an appropriately-supervised clinical placement of a minimum 100 hours. Students taking this course are usually working in the sector and wish to study to honours level and beyond in order to enhance their academic status and/or employment and promotion prospects. The taught sessions will be delivered at Royal Leamington Spa College or Pershore College with additional individual pastoral and dissertation tutorials. Considerable further commitment is required for self-directed study and assessment. For the September 2024 intake, classes will be held on Mondays. This course is delivered and awarded by Warwickshire College and is regulated by the Office for Students (OfS). For our Higher Education Terms and Conditions please visit


Level 6 Dissertation (40 credits) Research Methods (WCG Generic) (20 credits) Couples and Systems (20 credits) Assessment and Evaluation (20 credits) Developments in Psychotherapy (20 credits) For further details about this course, please refer to the programme specification here: We regularly review our course content, to make it relevant and current for the benefit of our students. For these reasons, course modules may be updated, please contact us for the latest information.

Assessment method

A range of formative and summative assessments include essays, presentations, reports and a major dissertation project. There are no exams associated with this course.

How to apply

Application codes

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants will be required to have achieved a FdSc or FdA in counselling, psychotherapy or a related specialism e.g. addiction counselling.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7975 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7975 Year 1
Scotland £7975 Year 1
Wales £7975 Year 1
EU £11950 Year 1
International £11950 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

WCUC tuition fees are listed per academic year and will remain for the duration of your course. The following course-related costs are not included in the tuition fees: Printing Cost of books that you might wish to purchase Cost of electrical equipment such as laptops, notebooks and stationery for your personal use Accommodation and living costs not included in the fees: This information can be obtained from our Accommodation webpage ( Sources of financial support If you receive funding from Student Finance you may be eligible to apply for additional benefits. Details can be obtained from our HE fees and financial support webpage ( Bursaries WCG also provides bursaries for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our HE fees and financial support webpage (

Provider information

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Warwickshire College and University Centre
Warwick New Road
Leamington Spa
CV32 5JE

Clearing contact details

Clearing Hotline

0330 135 6840

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Additional information

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Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-Up) at Warwickshire College and University Centre - UCAS