BA (Hons) Counselling

City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth

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Course summary

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The BA (Hons) Counselling degree will equip potential graduates with contemporary Counselling knowledge, theory and skills in: research, collaborative practice, leadership, coaching and mentoring. It will be of value to practitioners working in private practice, agency settings, statutory services and elsewhere who wish to continue their professional development in Counselling and enhance their competencies in a range of areas. The course will enhance employability in the Counselling field delivering key skills to equip Counsellors and Counselling Supervisors/Managers across a range of settings. Students will engage with some of the critical contemporary Counselling issues of our time including: Managing sustainable delivery, teamwork and collaborative practice, responding to vulnerability and crisis, working with Eco - Anxiety and developing transcultural competencies Who is it for? This course is a Level 6 top-up progression route to a Bachelors Degree with Honours, for students who have successfully completed a Level 5 Foundation Degree/qualification in Counselling. Furthermore, the BA (Hons) Counselling top - up is intended to create a seamless progression route from the College’s existing level 2 and 3 provision in Counselling.

Course details


Modules will include: • Collaborative practice: Identifying and working with Counselling Stakeholders • Research Dissertation • Leadership in a Counselling setting • Counselling within a contemporary context: working with culture, diversity and difference • Coaching and Mentoring

Assessment method

Mode of assessments include: reports, presentations, simulated coaching/mentoring sessions, case studies and a dissertation.

How to apply

Application deadlines

If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:

15 January

*If you apply after this deadline, universities or colleges don’t have to consider your application if they’ve filled their spaces, so the sooner you apply, the better!

Application codes

You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.

Course codeYA4M
Institution code B77
Campus nameAshley Down Centre
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff Entry to the programme will be via UCAS - 240 credits All applicants must have GCSE (or equivalent) Maths and English at Grade C or above and have achieved a Foundation Degree in Counselling or a related subject, or achieved 120 Level 4 Credits and 120 Level 5 (or higher) Credits in related subjects.

All candidates will be required to attend an interview before joining the programme. Interviewers will be seeking evidence of: • Ability to write and discuss assignments at level 6 • Recent reading of Counselling research literature with identifiable area of interest • Ability to critically evaluate own practice and personal and professional development • Reflective awareness around experiences from recent and relevant courses

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel, books and stationery. Many courses offer learning opportunities that you may need to pay for. This may include things like study visits and visiting speakers. We will let you know in advance if there will be additional costs.

Sponsorship information

Student Finance England

BA (Hons) Counselling at City of Bristol College - UCAS