Counselling Practitioner at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS

Course summary

This programme is aimed at students who wish to become Counselling practitioners. The degree adopts a humanistic approach to counselling practice with an emphasis on embedding knowledge of integrating elements of the major theoretical approaches and counselling methodologies. Students develop theoretical knowledge, counselling skills and experience, self-awareness, emotional intelligence, research skills and critical awareness. Students will be introduced to the relevance and practical application of knowledge and counselling skills through practical learning, placement and research opportunities. Counselling is often perceived as an expensive profession to enter due to the additional costs incurred by students during training and these can often act as a barrier for students pursuing training and careers in the field. As an institution Bishop Grosseteste University has a long history of enabling and supporting students from diverse backgrounds in starting on their future career paths and therefore students who are accepted on the BA (Hons) Counselling programme will have the additional costs of 40 hours of personal therapy and any supervision costs paid for them by University. To find out more about this course, visit

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

Students will be additionally required to have achieved a level 2 or above in Counselling Skills (Professional equivalent experience will be considered for example work in a closely related field such as careers advice, coaching or social work where evidence of use of counselling skills can be clearly articulated at application and supported with evidence such as professional accreditation or clear examples of work-based application of these skills that could be verified by a suitable referee e.g. line manager or clinical supervisor). Students may be called to an interview as part of the admissions process.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
EU £12690 Year 1
International £12690 Year 1

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

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