Counselling at Bath Spa University - UCAS

Course summary

Taught by City of Bristol College, this course will equip you with the skills and knowledge needed to take forward into your future practice. It will support you through a ‘helping placement’ at Level 4 and completion of counselling hours at Level 5. The course is centred around an integrative approach to counselling. You'll be required to engage in your own personal therapy and the course supports opportunities for your personal enquiry, reflection and development. This course is also available on a part-time basis. If you'd like to apply for part-time entry, please do so directly through City of Bristol College.


During this Counselling Foundation Degree course, you will complete a number of different modules. Areas studied could include:

  • Counselling relationships
  • BACP/NCS ethical framework
  • Counselling skills
  • Creative approaches to counselling
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Application to practice
  • Personal development
  • Humanistic approaches: gestalt, transactional analysis, psychosynthesis and existential approaches
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Professional practice
  • Human development
  • Working with loss and grief
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Mental health in a counselling context
- Supervision, professional and reflective practice

Assessment method

We use a wide variety of assessment techniques which are all coursework-based including written assignments, presentations, practical skills assessments, critical reviews, creative pieces and a portfolio of counselling and supervision logs and reports. During this Counselling Foundation Degree course, you will be asked to complete a minimum of 30 hours in a vocational placement, some of which can be undertaken prior to starting the course, where you will develop your counselling skills and knowledge. In stage 2, you will start your counselling placement and practice as a trainee counsellor in an approved counselling setting to achieve 100 counselling hours under supervision.

How to apply

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City of Bristol College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

To join this course, you'll usually need a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling (or other suitable counselling experience or qualification).

Additional entry requirements


A completed DBS check

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1
Channel Islands £6000 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Counselling at Bath Spa University - UCAS