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Course summary

This course provides a unique opportunity to complete a foundational counselling qualification and obtain a post graduate degree in only one year. It enables students to engage with key theoretical approaches in counselling and related skills, and to learn to integrate them in ways that allow them to be effective practitioners, equipped to work in a range of settings. The course provides professional and academic training and the opportunity to complete a research dissertation; producing reflective and research focussed practitioners who are equipped to meet the future challenges of the counselling profession. This includes the inclusion of BACP online and phone therapy (OPT) competencies (BACP, 2021) as part of the training programme. The course meets the standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and subscribes to the BACP Ethical Framework (2018). (The course is aiming to receive BACP accreditation). Why study this course?

  • You can qualify as a counsellor in only 1 year
  • The course combines academic study and personal reflection with a strong focus on counselling skills and practice
  • Newman University enjoys a strong regional and national reputation in counselling training and has good relationships with a range of placement providers across the region
  • The course meets the standards set by the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP)
  • It offers a distinctive training in integrative counselling, drawing on contemporary models of counselling to form an integrated framework for practice
  • On completion, you will have the skills and knowledge to practice independently or within an organisation.

Modules

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Assessment method

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Psychotherapy, United Kingdom Council for

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

International applicants

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

Entry requirements

You must have a 1st degree in any subject (minimum 2:2 or equivalent) and level 3 or 4 certificate in counselling skills with experience of having used skills in a workplace or voluntary setting. Successful admission onto the programme is also dependent upon demonstrating your suitability to undertake clinical training at interview. It may be possible in some cases for you to enter the programme without the Level 3 certificate where you can demonstrate in the application that you have acquired the specific competencies outlined in the BACP Counselling Skills Competency Framework either through an equivalent training programme or though practical experience in a voluntary or workplace setting.


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Please refer to the Birmingham Newman University website for details.
Integrative Counselling at Birmingham Newman University - UCAS