UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate

Counselling (Top-up)

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Course summary

The BA (Hons) Counselling (Top up) programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of the counselling professions, within private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors. The programme has been developed in response to continuing demand for counselling skills, training and mental health services in the region. The award reflects contemporary applications of humanistic counselling modalities and other approaches, applicable to a range of client needs and professional settings. It equips the practitioner with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice within a range of primary care. The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Course details


Level 6 Dissertation Contemporary Issues in Counselling Mindfulness in Counselling Compassion Focused Therapy Counselling CPD

Assessment method

100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Academic requirements: Entry at Level 6 Successfully completed a Foundation Degree/ HND in Counselling or related sector. Or Successfully completed a Pearson Level 5 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling or equivalent Completed 100-hour placement within counselling setting Good level of spoken or written English Successful applicants will need a satisfactory current enhanced DBS All candidates will be invited in for a formal interview and will need to complete an assessment task – skills demonstration and reflective writing activity Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures. This will mean that RPL paperwork will need to be completed and approved by an RPL panel. Non Traditional entry All candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirement will be invited in for an interview and will be required to complete a written essay and carry out an individual presentation, to assess their suitability for the programme. We understand that not all applicants may have these and encourage you to contact us to discuss further options available.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

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Additional fee information

All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £60 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work. BACP Membership £175 per year Insurance £50- £100 per year CPD attendance up to £300 per year Digital recording device £50 (phones are not allowed).
Counselling (Top-up) at UCEN Manchester - UCAS