Counselling at DN Colleges Group - UCAS

DN Colleges Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull


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Course summary

Are you a good listener? Do you know the difference between empathy and sympathy? Covid?? The BA (Hons) Counselling programme has both theoretical and practical elements. It provides underpinning theoretical knowledge and relevant skills required of a counselling practitioner. Students will explore person centred therapy in the first year, with a focus on acquiring fundamental skills within a theoretical context. This knowledge base is developed further in the second year, where students study the cognitive behavioural approach and its application in the therapy room. The final year of the programme supports students to transform to higher level functioning by introducing them to third wave approaches. Further aspects of the programme have been designed to equip students with a sound working ethics in line with the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) ethical framework. For example, students are required to complete 100 hours of placement over the duration of the programme in respect of BACP guidelines. The programme also places an emphasis on self-care throughout and the need to develop resilience and effective coping strategies. There is a consideration of local needs with the study of cultural issues; this allows students to explore diversity and corresponding counselling responses. The programme has a range of assessment techniques including podcasts, reflective journals, portfolios, poster presentations, role-plays and case studies. These have been designed to provide variety and to enhance the student experience, while facilitating student development, both at a personal and professional level. This course is particularly relevant to people already working in, or looking to develop a career within Counselling, although many students have gone on to work in early help, Schools, mental health arenas, pastoral support, and support work. The course aims to develop a range of skills that are transferable across many professions. If you wish to continue studying beyond this course, it will provide you with a strong academic basis to do so. Course progression routes could include MA mental Health, Counselling and psychotherapy This Degree is validated by the University of Hull.


Level 4: Study Skills, Changing Landscapes, Humanistic Theory & Therapy, Skills in Practice (Humanistic), Professional & Personal Development, Ethical Issues in Practice Level 5: Developing Resilience, Cognitive Behavioural Theory & Therapy, Skills in Practice (Cognitive Behavioural Therapy), Cultural Issues, Research in Counselling, Personal and Professional Development 2 Level 6: Advanced Theoretical Concepts in Practice, Working with Groups, Mental Health and Wellbeing, Professional Practice, Dissertation

Assessment method

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus. Here, teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. Students will receive 6 hours of teaching per week throughout this course. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students will be assessed in a number of ways throughout the programme, including written assignments, presentations, podcasts, posters, portfolios, roleplay and group discussions.

How to apply

You can no longer submit a new application for courses starting in 2023.

If you already have a 2023 application and are in Clearing, you can add this course as a Clearing choice – contact the university or college first to check they have places.

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7770 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7770 Year 1
Scotland £7770 Year 1
Wales £7770 Year 1

Additional fee information

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.) There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example: Books (you’ll have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies) Printing and photocopying Trips and enhancement opportunities Clinical Supervision Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check.
Counselling at DN Colleges Group - UCAS