East Riding College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Hull

Contemporary Approaches in Counselling

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Course summary

Do you want to understand human behaviour and become more self-aware? This course will develop your technique and enhance your counselling toolbox. This course is designed to provide students with a broad and balanced knowledge and understanding of contemporary approaches to counselling in relation to working with adults in all relevant employment areas. There are 3 key themes in the programme: knowledge of contemporary counselling approaches and the practical application of such knowledge in relation to working with a client; the professional development of counselling practitioners and the development of such within a placement setting; and the personal development of the counsellor in training in terms of awareness of self in relation to self and others. This course is primarily designed for face-to-face learning, with attendance during lessons for the specified hours within the validation document. However, there may be periods of study where the government advises TEC Partnership that it is not safe to open campuses, or there is limited access due to social distancing measures. If the campus is closed, TEC Partnership will deliver your sessions online and offer you the necessary support and resources remotely. If there is limited access due to social distancing measures a blended model will be adopted, with some lessons taking place in small groups and others using online sessions and support.


Level 4 Year 1 Certificate Academic Skills Contemporary Humanistic Approaches Professional Practice Developing Counselling Skills into Practice Self-Awareness in Counsellors Counselling in a Diverse Society Level 5 Year 1 Diploma Contemporary Approaches to Counselling Advanced Professional Practice Contemporary Working Models Telephone and e-counselling competences Development and Attachment Theory Research Skills

Assessment method

A range of assessment techniques will be used such as essays, reports, presentations, padlet, debates, reflective journals and professional development plan.

How to apply

This course is not accepting applications from students requiring a Student visa. For more information, please contact the course provider.

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Beverley Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Standard Level 3 qualification in Counselling Skills GCSE maths and English Grade 4/C or above Non Standard This will be assessed on a case-by-case basis and there may be an opportunity for students to enrol through APL (Accreditation of Prior Learning), APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) if these are deemed relevant by the programme leader and the college admissions department.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6995 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6995 Year 1
Scotland £6995 Year 1
Wales £6995 Year 1

Additional fee information

The BACP student membership is currently £8 per month, student liability insurance is currently £40 a year and the cost of clinical supervision can range from £30 an hour to £50 an hour. With this latter point the college have a network of approved supervisors which students can access. These costs were valid at the time of writing, July 2020. The student will apply to BACP to become a member.
Contemporary Approaches in Counselling at East Riding College - UCAS