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
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
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
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Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£7770||Year 1|