Psychology and Counselling Skills at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS

Course summary

This foundation degree is ideal for those who are interested in developing theoretical knowledge and practical skills in psychology and counselling. Some modules will be tutor lead and will involve taking notes and writing assignments. Other modules will include more experiential learning through the practical application of skills. Research projects will also be a feature on each year of the programme*. *In psychology you will gain an understanding of: • mental illness and psychological treatments • social influence in conflict situations • personality testing and how the personality predicts behaviour • psychological factors that influence and reduce offending behaviour • the development of gender and memory across the lifespan • the factors associated with positive psychology e.g. life satisfaction *In counselling you will develop understanding and / or practice of: • Gestalt, Person Centred and Transpersonal Therapy • Free Association, Transference and Transactional Analysis • Cognitive and Behavioural Therapies • Integrating Practice and Working within Ethical Guidelines • Drama, Arts, Sand-tray and Eco Therapy All students will be required to undertake a counselling placement in year 2. *Subject to approval


*Year 1 Modules: Clinical Psychology Humanistic Therapy Social Influence & Aggression Psychodynamic Psychotherapy Individual Differences & Quantitative Research Methods Cognitive & Behavioural Therapies *Year 2 Modules: Psychology of Offending Integrated Practice Lifespan Development Alternative Approaches in Counselling & Psychotherapy Positive Psychology & Qualitative Research Methods Placement *Subject to approval

Assessment method

There are two assessments per module. Approximately 70% of the course will be assessed through coursework. This includes essays, research reports and case study work*. Approximately 30% of the course will be assessed through practical. This includes presentations, counselling skills practice sessions, reflections and placement work*. We recognise feedback as an essential component of your learning and progression. We adopt a feed-forward approach whereby feedback is given in a developmental manner to support continued progression. You will receive feedback on all assessments within 20 working days*. *Subject to Approval

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

A satisfactory DBS check will be required for all students, as the course includes mandatory placement with potentially vulnerable individuals. Criminal records should be positively disclosed upon application, in order for suitability to be assessed*. *Subject to Approval

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8825 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8825 Year 1
Scotland £8825 Year 1
Wales £8825 Year 1

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Psychology and Counselling Skills at University Centre South Devon – South Devon College - UCAS