If you have a DipHE in counselling (or an equivalent Level 5 counselling qualification), you can top it up to a Bachelor's degree on this 1-year course. You'll build on the counselling skills (100 hours completed by the end of L5) and interpersonal abilities you gained in your previous studies by developing knowledge in advanced humanistic counselling skills. You'll learn the latest trends and developments within humanistic counselling theory and apply them to your practice, with professional development support in the form of discussion focus hubs, supervision and networking. You'll also complete a research project on a topic that aligns with your interests and ambitions. When you complete the course, you could work as a humanistic counsellor in areas such as education, the police service, the prison service and the voluntary sector. The advanced skills and practitioner experience you gain will allow you to work with a wider variety of clients with more complex needs. Alternative courses You can specialise in other types of counselling and therapy on our BSc (Hons) Gestalt Counselling and BSc (Hons) Cognitive Behavioural Therapy top-up degrees. Location This course takes place at South Hampshire College Group - Eastleigh Campus. While studying here, you can access the University's student support services and community including study support, the Students’ Union and our library's online resources. What you'll experience On this course you'll:
- Learn advanced humanistic counselling skills, building on the knowledge you developed during your DipHE
- Develop advanced research skills on a research project that aligns with your interests and career ambitions
- Apply your knowledge and skills with at least 100 hours of supervised counselling on a placement in the community
- Learn from experienced, industry-trained staff who've worked in organisations or run their own private practices
- Build a foundation to help work towards a further professional accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) following completion of the course
- Develop transferable skills you can apply in all aspects of your life and career in areas such as problem solving, communication, group working, planning, effective feedback and IT
- Study at South Hampshire College Group - Eastleigh Campus with access to University of Portsmouth support and services
- Apply for membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and get access to member resources including journal subscriptions, free courses and job boards
- Alcohol and drug services
- Eating disorder services
- Mental health services
- Police and prison services
Core modules Core modules in this year include: Humanistic Advanced Counselling Skills – 40 credits Professional Practice Placement – 40 credits Research Project – 40 credits There are no optional modules in this year.
On this counselling diploma, you'll be assessed through:
- Live skills assessments (role play scenarios)
- Individual and group presentations
- Portfolios of evidence
- Case studies
- Personal learning journals
- Professional requirements (a 'Fitness to Practice' assessment)
- Supervised work-based learning
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
This course is available to EU and International applicants who do not require a Student Route Visa
CLEARING INFORMATION – Our entry requirements may be different during Clearing, so please contact us on 023 9284 8000 to discuss your options Successful completion of the DipHE in Counselling in a relevant counselling discipline area.
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
Applicants must pass Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the course.
English language requirements
|English language proficiency at a minimum of IELTS band 6.0 with no component score below 5.5.
|An overall score of 54 with a minimum of 51 in each skill.
|79 with a minimum of 18 in Reading, 17 in Listening, 20 in Speaking and 17 in Writing.
|Cambridge English Advanced
|Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Cambridge English Proficiency
|Cambridge English: Proficiency (CPE) taken after January 2015. An overall score of 169 with no component score less than 162.
|Trinity College Integrated Skills in English (ISE) Level III with a Pass in all 4 components
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Fees and funding
|Republic of Ireland