Validated by the University of Brighton, this one year Top-Up Honours Degree is designed to develop person-centred counselling practice, theoretical knowledge, and research skills in relation to current practice and research. The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is a top-up year programme over three terms for counsellors with a Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counselling qualification at level 6 and which meet all the required standards for counsellors in training for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). WHAT WILL YOU STUDY? The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is modular based comprising 1 x 60 credit project-based module which forms a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counselling in specific therapeutic settings, and 3 x 20 credit modules which will focus on; Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive and Creative Therapy and Issues of Diversity. The course consists of course work and placement work. Course work includes modules over a single term focused on the development of professional practice in term one, expressive and creative therapy in term two, and issues of diversity in term three. Placement work is connected to the applied practice module which runs over the three terms of the course in which students examine and critically evaluate their person-centred counselling practice using a range of research methods and assessment scales. WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR? This course is designed for qualified Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counsellors who want to build on their understanding of the person-centred theory and practice across a range of therapeutic work, and who are interested in critically examining and evaluating the necessity and sufficiency of person-centred therapeutic conditions. The course is also designed for those qualified counsellors who want to expand their understanding of professional practice and ethics and issues of diversity in counselling practice, and for those who want to include creative and expressive therapy in their practices. Though the course has a strong academic theme, experiential learning forms the base for all teaching and learning on the course. WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE? Graduates will gain a BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Brighton. ENTRY REQUIREMENTS The entry requirements for the BSC(Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is having at least a Level 5 qualification in Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative Counselling. When you submit your application, you will be asked a copy of your Level 5 qualification, and you would also need to have completed 100 hours of supervised placement in a recognised Counselling setting with at least half of these hours, face to face, as documented in your "learner unit summary" Current demands by employers are for higher professional qualifications than Diploma and Foundation Degree standard for qualified counsellors. At management, education and supervision levels, a top up BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling would improve employment opportunities for counsellors qualified at Diploma and Foundation Degree level.
The course consists of course work and placement work. Course work includes modules over a single term focused on the development of professional practice in term one, expressive and creative therapy in term two, and issues of diversity in term three. Placement work is connected to the applied practice module which runs over the three terms of the course in which students examine and critically evaluate their person-centred counselling practice using a range of research methods and assessment scales.
This modular course will consist of a 60 credit project based on a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counseling in specific therapeutic settings. Also, 3 x additional assignments will be set on Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive & Creative Therapy and also Issues of Diversity.
Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.
- British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy
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:
- Year 1
We can accept 240 CAT points from the first two years of a degree or from a foundation degree in Counselling or similar. Please contact us for further information.
Additional entry requirements
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6.5||6.5 overall with mimimum 6 in writing.|
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Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£7995||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£7995||Year 1|
|Republic of Ireland||£7995||Year 1|