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Course summary

This course is ideal for aspiring counselling practitioners who are currently working in the healthcare sector, or applicants in search of a change in vocation; particularly those who would like to gain further insight into therapeutic intervention. Levels four and five will provide a challenging and high-quality academic grounding for level six inclusive of study skills and research development. These also focus on personal development, enabling greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, as well as Integrative counselling skills practise, to help prepare the student for client work. Students are encouraged to develop the integration of academic skills and counselling skills and competencies. Students will also develop a firm understanding of the influence of other subject disciplines, such as lifespan development and mental health and contemporary client issues such as addictions, abuse, and eating disorders and an understanding of how culture and diversity impact on the counselling role and relationship. Following the completion of levels 4 and 5 students have the opportunity to continue on one of two level 6 routes: a) - BA Integrative Counselling (level six) is focussed on practice for aspiring counsellors. It prepares students for the challenges of working in this vital and frequently fluid area within both the public and private sector, equipping all students with the knowledge, skills, understanding and ethical instincts to work as informed, confident and responsible professionals. The programme will offer students sound knowledge and skills which they can apply to practice during the practical element, where students complete 100 placement hours as a 1-1 counsellor. A further requirement is that the student will participate in 10 hours of personal therapy, 1.5 hours supervision per 8 client hours, hold a clear enhanced DBS and purchase professional indemnity insurance. b) – BA Integrative Counselling Theory will enable those students not wishing to enter placement and become a counsellor to achieve a good degree. At present there are no provisions for students to attend a programme where they can choose to opt out of the placement module and attend theoretical modules in place of the practicing element. This will also be highly attractive to practicing counsellors who may hold a practicing Foundation Degree in counselling who are looking to develop their professional competence and advance their careers with a full degree. These students would not be expected to achieve any further hours on placement as they will have already achieved the 100 hours required by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Neither would they be required to participate in 10 personal therapy hours.

Modules

Level 4: Personal Development  Study and Research Skills Integrative Approaches for Counselling  Integrative Counselling Skills 1  Lifespan Development  Integrative Counselling Skills 2 Level 5: Personal Development & Life Transitions  Advanced Integrative Skills & Preparation for Placement  Mental Health and Wellbeing  Professional & Ethical Issues  Contemporary Client Issues  Research in Counselling  Level 6: Dissertation  Practice Placement  Personal Development & Culture Psychology within Counselling  Theory route (non-practising): Dissertation  Personal Development & Culture  Addiction Psychology within Counselling  Leadership

Assessment method

Essays; reflections; group and individual presentations; group and individual seminars; blog; multi-disciplinary team meeting; report; case study, portfolios; audio and video recordings and transcripts and dissertation.


How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Entry requirements at Level 4 English and Maths at GCSE Grade 4/C or equivalent Level 3 Certificate in Counselling or an alternative level 3 qualification OR 60 Access credits OR 48 UCAS points from A levels

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Interview

Other

Extra costs incurred are for personal therapy (30 hours); supervision and insurance. Furthermore, an enhanced DBS is required.


Unistats information

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Student satisfaction
80%
Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
90%
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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Republic of Ireland £8500 Year 1
Channel Islands £8500 Year 1
England £8500 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8500 Year 1
Scotland £8500 Year 1
Wales £8500 Year 1

Additional fee information

Accommodation costs are £85-105 per week.
Integrative Counselling at University Centre Grimsby - UCAS