Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-up) at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS

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Course summary

Please note that due to the popularity of this course applicants are encouraged to contact the Admissions Office ([email protected]) before submitting their application to ensure availability. This one year top-up course is aimed to develop your understanding of person centered and cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) counselling theories. It is designed to offer progression from the Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling, offered by University Centre Peterborough. This course is unique as it brings CBT skills and knowledge into a person-centred framework of working, utilising a pluralistic approach which puts clients’ needs at the heart of the counselling process. You will develop a critical understanding of counselling and be able to devise and sustain arguments, solve problems and use techniques of theoretical approaches to your application of specific issues. The course modules are designed to be industry appropriate around the field of person-centred therapy, cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) and psychopathology. They meet the needs of employers and will enable you as a qualified counsellor to develop your skills and knowledge. The skills gained on the course will enable you to become a skilled and reflective practitioner with a CBT emphasis so you can progress into a variety of counselling careers including the NHS, charity or education sectors. The courses at University Centre Peterborough are studied in smaller class sizes compared with other universities, a typical class size is under 30 students.


YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) PC & CBT Counselling Theory (30 credits) Working Professionally with Mental Health (30 credits) Reflective Ethical Practice (20 credits) Research Methods (40 credits)

Assessment method

YEAR 1 (LEVEL 6) 100% Coursework

How to apply

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Stamford College
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

Unfortunately, UCP are currently not able to recruit International Students. We apologise for any inconvenience.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants must have either a: *Level 5 Diploma in Counselling *Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and a Level 5 qualification in another subject *Level 4 Diploma in Counselling and two years post qualifying experience If you only have a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling you must have a minimum of 400 hours of counselling training. All applicants must have 100 hours of supervised counselling practice and hold professional registration with the BACP, NCS, UKCP or equivalent.

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £8250 Year 1
England £8250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £8250 Year 1
Scotland £8250 Year 1
Wales £8250 Year 1
Channel Islands £8250 Year 1

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No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Therapeutic Counselling and Psychotherapy (Top-up) at University Centre Peterborough - UCAS