South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College)

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Integrative-Relational Counselling - BA (Hons)

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Course summary

This is a three-year work-based learning course delivered at Kingston College in an Integrative-Relational approach to counselling. It is validated by Middlesex University. The course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to work with adults on an individual basis and emphasis is given to the importance of the student's personal development as an essential part of the process.

Course details


The course aims to facilitate students' professional development as integrative-relational counsellors primarily through six main components: •Personal development •Theoretical input •Counselling skills training •Theory into practice •Supervision of counselling case work •A work placement is an integral part of the course It is a requirement of this course that candidates should be in therapy for a minimum of 70 hours overall with an approved therapist during Years 2 and 3 of their study. Students are required to make a regular and active commitment to all aspects of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. The award requires the accumulation of 360 credits, 120 credits for each year of study.

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

This course has limited vacancies, and is no longer accepting applications from some students. See the list below for where you normally live, to check if you’re eligible to apply.






Northern Ireland

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 codeKC24
Institution code K82
Campus nameKingston College
Campus codeK

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme 36 points
GCSE/National 4/National 5 Four GCSEs, to include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.

Applicants must have successfully completed and passed a recognised Level 2 Certificate and/or a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory prior to applying for the Degree.

Additional entry requirements


Suitable applicants will be required to attend a formal selection day with the course leader - either in person or online.


Applicants' previous life experiences both personally and professionally will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course. Further details will be requested once the UCAS online application has been received and considered. Provided the above entry requirements have been met applicants will be offered an invitation to attend a Selection Day. The Selection Day activity is an essential component of the application process notwithstanding any personal attributes of the applicant and qualifications held. Experience of working with people in a helping capacity is desirable. Due to high demand, early application is advised.

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)6An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.
Cambridge English AdvancedLevel B2B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5625 Year 1
England £5625 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5625 Year 1
Scotland £5625 Year 1
Wales £5625 Year 1

Additional fee information

The following course-related costs ARE included in the fees: annual printing allowance. The following course-related costs are NOT included in the fees: Personal Therapy costs in years 2 and 3 (£5000 approx); BACP Membership; Additional printing over and above the annual allowance; cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.
Integrative-Relational Counselling - BA (Hons) at South Thames College Group (inc Carshalton, South Thames and Kingston College) - UCAS