Counselling Practitioner at Bishop Grosseteste University - UCAS

Course summary

There are multiple rich opportunities, over the course of the degree, to learn and refine practical counselling skills. These skills will be employed in a real-world context when students begin their supervised client work with adults in their second year of study. The degree programme offers students the opportunity to engage with a contemporary curriculum, informed by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Guidelines for Stage 3 Core Practitioner Training (2022), the BACP Gold book criteria for the accreditation of training courses (2021), and the subject benchmarks for Counselling and Psychotherapy (QAA, 2022). As the programme aligns with the BACP requirements, upon successful completion of the programme, students can apply for BACP membership. Such professional membership is an important aspect of ethical practice. Graduates may also apply to sit the BACP’s Certificate of Proficiency test, allowing them to join the BACP register, a public record of counsellors who meet the BACP quality standards. This level of BACP membership is often listed as a pre-requisite for employment as a counsellor in key organisations such as the NHS, educational establishments and third sector providers of counselling services. Students are also encouraged to apply for student BACP membership whilst on this course.

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 £13600 Year 1
International £13600 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