University Centre Grimsby

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Counselling (Top-Up)

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Course summary

This programme is focused on practice for aspiring counsellors. It prepares students for the challenges of working in this vital and frequently fluid area within both the public and private sector, equipping all students with the knowledge, skills, understanding and ethical instincts to work as informed, confident and responsible professionals. The programme will offer students sound knowledge and skills which they can apply to practice during the practical element, where students complete 100 placement hours as a 1-1 counsellor. A further requirement is that the student will participate in ten hours of personal therapy and 1.5 hours supervision per 8 client hours. There are additional student costs associated to this programme for an enhanced DBS, supervision, 10 hours of personal therapy and public indemnity insurance. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support. We will make decisions on the delivery hours for each programme as government advice becomes clearer. For the placements in your programme, TEC Partnership will do everything it can to ensure you have the opportunity to complete the placement element of your programme and/or potentially, where possible, amend the programme, removing the requirement for placement (or part thereof) if required.

Course details


Modules studies during this programme are placement and supervision groups (mandatory pass); personal development; psychology within counselling; child and adolescent counselling and dissertation.

Assessment method

Throughout the teaching an emphasis will be made on the context and application of theory to practice, the development of an ethical, anti-oppressive and value-based approach, to inform practice with clients. The nature of the profession further relies upon the practitioner’s ability to utilise reflexive and reflective practice. This will be embedded into specific personal development essays, experiential tasks and into skills practice. The personal development assessment will further demonstrate a critical awareness of self, regarding culture and diversity. Assessments such as case studies, reports and a dissertation will further demonstrate the ability to critically analyse contemporary counselling research. Throughout this programme you will develop a toolkit of practice skills which may be drawn upon throughout your career as a practicing counsellor. You will also further develop your critical evaluation of theory and increase your self-awareness.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

240 credits from a relevant Foundation Degree in counselling studies/counselling. Students must also have a Level 5 grade average at 50% or above. Students holding a Foundation Degree or level 5 equivalent qualification in Counselling must provide either a professional or academic reference to evidence that two years of continuous person-centred counselling skills and two years of personal development were achieved.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Students are expected to undertake a placement on this course.

Unistats information

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There is no data available for this course. For further information visit the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week. Extra costs are incurred for personal therapy (10 hours) and the cost of a DBS Check.
Counselling (Top-Up) at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS