Birmingham Newman University

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Newman University, Birmingham

Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People & Families

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Course summary

Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People and Families is a popular course combination involving the study of two different disciplines to give students the knowledge and understanding needed for a range of career opportunities. The Counselling Studies element of the programme focuses largely on working with individuals and using therapeutic interventions in order to facilitate change and promote psychological well-being. The Working with Children, Young People and Families subject focuses holistically on broader factors that may impact upon an individual’s quality of life including environmental, and economic factors. Together, both subject areas critically consider factors at both an individual, family, social, political, and sociological level that may impact upon an individual’s quality of life and the potential need for interventions to promote well-being. Why Study This Course?

  • Students on the Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People and Families programme gain an in-depth understanding of counselling theory and its application, along with the acquisition of a range of listening skills.
  • Whilst it must be emphasised that this course does not provide a professional counselling training, and that graduates will not be qualified as counsellors, it does provide an excellent basis for postgraduate training as a counsellor or psychotherapist.
  • The course is also designed to give students a ‘rounded’ understanding of work with children, young people and families through interdisciplinary study, drawing on a number of social science traditions in social policy, sociology and politics - all studied in an applied way
  • The programme will develop graduates who are familiar with and able to critically analyse concepts around professional judgement and risk in working ethically with others
  • Students will learn how to negotiate the relationship between academic theory and their understanding of workplace settings and their roles within these settings

Modules

Please see the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

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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

Application codes

Please select a course option – you will then see the application code you need to use to apply for the course.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is currently unable to accept applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

If your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required before starting any work placement.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
65%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
85%
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).
Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People & Families at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS