This programme is aimed at students who wish to become Counselling practitioners. The programme adopts an integrative 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. There is no one-size-fits-all method of teaching at BGU – we shape our methods to suit each subject and each group, combining the best aspects of traditional university teaching with innovative techniques to promote student participation and interactivity. You will be taught in a variety of ways, from lectures, tutorials and seminars, to practical workshops, coursework and work-based placements. Small group seminars and workshops will provide you with an opportunity to review issues raised in lectures, and you will be expected to carry out independent study. We recognise that individuals come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences, so we use a variety of assessment strategies on our courses. In Counselling, assessment is carried out using wide-range of approaches, including written assignments, coursework, essays and reports. You will carry out a small number of oral presentations, produce portfolios of research material, and undertake some practical assessments. Find out more: https://www.bishopg.ac.uk/course/coun-foundation-year/
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
This is the deadline for applications to be completed and sent for this course. If the university or college still has places available you can apply after this date, but your application is not guaranteed to be considered.
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Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
There is no formal requirement for UCAS points to join the Foundation Year. Applicants will be interviewed to ascertain their suitability for the Foundation Year. This may be undertaken by Skype or telephone where travel to Bishop Grosseteste University is not possible. The Foundation Year syllabus does not include any specific element of upskilling in English language. Entrants must be able to demonstrate a minimum level of competence in English language.
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£6935||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£6935||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£9150||Year 1|