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Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings*

Bradford College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Bolton

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Course summary

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If you are interested in human behaviour and have a desire to help people, this course is perfect for you. It combines high level counselling skills with psychological understanding to give you a range of insights and perspectives on human behaviour, problems and concerns. Exploring these issues within a variety of community settings will provide you with a fascinating and practical experience. Psychology modules encourage you to think critically about humanity and theories of how the mind works. Counselling modules offer you the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding as well as practical counselling skills. Through the learning process you will also enhance your self development. Counselling Theory and Practice modules 1-5, which form part of the BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings are quality checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS). Our graduates have gone on to work with: substance misuse, homelessness, domestic violence and mental health. Others have gone on to join the police or train as social workers, counsellors, nurses and teachers. A number have progressed to postgraduate study to specialise in areas of counselling or psychology. The course offers a basis for progression towards relevant professional accreditation. *PLEASE NOTE - THIS PROGRAMME IS UNDERGOING PERIODIC REVIEW/REAPPROVAL IN THE 2019-20 ACADEMIC YEAR FOR DELIVERY FROM 2020-21. Periodic Review is a monitoring and review activity undertaken by all universities/colleges delivering HE programmes. Any changes to the existing programmes as a result of this process will be fully communicated to all applicants as soon as possible after conclusion of the reviews.

Course details

Modules

Modules at Level 4: Counselling Theory and Practice 1 - Introduction to the Person centred Approach; Psychology of Self and Identity; Interpersonal Communication; Politics of Social Policy; Planning for Personal Development; Introduction to Psychology and Human Development. Modules at Level 5: Counselling Theory and Practice 2: Developing Counselling Practice; Understanding Interpersonal Behaviour; Inter-professional Practice; Counselling Theory and Practice 3: Group Supervision; Critical Analysis and Research Methodology; Fieldwork Placement. You will undertake a fieldwork placement in Level 5 (Year 2) for three days a week over a 12-week period. By this time, other modules in the programme will have helped prepare you for this experience, which can be demanding but is invariably rewarding. A wide variety of fieldwork agencies and community settings are currently in use and we will work with you closely to find the placement opportunity that meets your needs. Modules at Level 6: Critical Issues in Psychology 1 and 2; Independent Research Project; Counselling Theory and Practice 4: A Comparative Perspective; Counselling Theory and Practice 5: The Person Centred Approach in Context.

Assessment method

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and independent focused research for the dissertation module. Blended learning through Moodle (the College virtual learning environment) is used in all modules. A variety of assessment procedures will be used on your course, including: learning records, essays, presentations, assessment of practice, case study analysis, two examinations and independent project work. For Counselling Practice modules, self-reflection, peer and tutor feedback will form the basis of assessment.


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How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

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Course codeCL85
Institution code B60
Campus nameMain Site
Campus code-

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 96 points Standard entry qualifications are passes in two GCE A levels, or the equivalent, such as AS levels, BTEC Level 3, GNVQ Advanced, or successful completion of an accredited Access course. plus five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C/4 or above (one of which must be English).
A level Minimum two GCE A level subjects.
Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016) MMM
Access to HE Diploma Pass including 45 credits at Level 3 required.
Scottish Higher Minimum two Scottish Higher subjects.
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Minimum five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C/4 or above (one of which must be English).

We require a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) and health check for admission to this course. You will be invited for an interview prior to the offer of a place on the course. The programme caters for a range of applicants and welcomes applications from students with skills acquired in practice in a variety of health and social welfare roles or on short courses.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Enhanced DBS certificate required for the Child and Adult Workforce.

Health checks

Successful candidates will be required to complete an online health questionnaire.

Interview


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8750 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8750 Year 1
Scotland £8750 Year 1
Wales £8750 Year 1

Additional fee information

Bradford College is committed to delivering quality, affordable degrees. We work hard to cut the cost and not the corners on our undergraduate, postgraduate and professional courses. The tuition fee rate per year is fixed for the duration of the course providing there is no break in study. You will not be asked to pay these fees up front, as you should be eligible for loans to cover the tuition fees and assist with living expenses from Student Finance England. However, please ensure that you have made your application and secured funding for your course prior to registration.
Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings* at Bradford College - UCAS