You have an enquiring mind and enjoy debating ideas, with a desire to listen to and support others. You will explore the human experience across a range of contexts and lifespans. Our foundation year will help you on your way to achieving this full degree. Designed to develop the skills you need to competently and compassionately help people explore their difficulties, express their feelings and work towards deeper self-awareness and understanding. Course Overview If you are passionate about pursuing a career in psychology but do not have the required qualifications for direct entry then the Integrated Foundation Year offers a supportive alternative route to a degree. You will explore human experience across a range of contexts and lifespans, from understanding the biological basis of behaviour to questioning the impact of social media on child development. You will learn the academic knowledge and practical skills you need to help make a difference in the lives of others. Accredited by the BPS you will be able to apply for a Graduate Basis for Chartership, helping you develop the knowledge and skills for a successful career in Psychology or Counselling/Psychotherapy. This standout course adheres to the training requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy. Upon graduation, you will be eligible to apply for individual membership of the BACP and apply for registration, subject to passing the BACP Proficiency. On this course you will...
- Explore and apply psychological literature to current issues, contexts and experiences.
- Develop key knowledge, skills and abilities to help you prepare for a career in counselling and psychotherapy or related psychotherapeutic professions.
- Develop your knowledge and build a solid foundation of the core skills needed to progress onto the full degree programme.
- Be taught and given high-quality support and guidance by our expert lecturing team, who are active in research and practices.
- Have the opportunity to get involved in a range of extracurricular activities including sessions by experts in the field of psychology and counselling.
- Essential University Skills 1
- Essential University Skills 2
- Contemporary Issues and the Media
- Families, Communities and the Criminal Justice System
- Professional Practice in the Community
- Mental Health and Wellbeing
- Psychology in Action
- Introduction to Psychological Research Methods
- Introduction to Data Analysis
- Academic and Professional Skills
- Introduction to Counselling and Coaching Skills
- Counselling Skills: Preparation for Practice
- Research Methods and Statistics
- Development, Brain and Cognition
- Social and Community Psychology
- Work Experience
- Intermediate Counselling Skills
- Understanding Therapeutic Diversity
- Individual Differences: Abilities, personalities and measuring differences
- Critical Psychology
- Advanced Counselling Skills
- Work Experience 2
How to apply
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6125||Year 1|
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