UCEN Manchester

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Sheffield Hallam University


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Course summary

The Certificate in Higher Education programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of the human professions, where counselling skills can be integrated into an existing job role, across the private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors. The programme has been developed in response to continuing demand for counselling skills, training and mental health services in the region. The award reflects contemporary applications of humanistic counselling modalities applicable to a range of professional settings and equips the practitioner with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice. The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Course details


Theory of Person-Centred Counselling Self-Awareness for Counsellors Counselling Skills Preparation for Work Practice Ethics and Legal Principles within Counselling Professional and Academic Development

Assessment method

100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations

How to apply

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Shena Simon Campus
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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Level 3 Certificate in Counselling skills or other level 3 relevant subject or equivalent. Good level of spoken or written English Successful applicants will need a satisfactory current enhanced DBS All candidates will be invited in for a formal interview and will need to complete an assessment task – skills demonstration and reflective writing activity Recognition of prior learning (RPL) will be accepted in line with the University policy and procedures. Non tradition entry route: All candidates who do not meet the standard entry requirement will be invited in for an interview and will be required to complete a written essay and carry out an individual presentation, to assess their suitability for the programme. We understand that not all applicants may have these and encourage you to contact us to discuss further options available.

Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Additional fee information

To download the Tuition Fees information for 2021/22 please visit: https://ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk/study/fees-and-finance/he All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £60 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work. Digital recording device £50 (phones are not allowed).

Provider information

Visit our website

UCEN Manchester
Ashton Old Road
M11 2WH

Clearing contact details

UCEN Manchester Clearing

0161 674 7777

Additional information

Monday-Thursday= 8.30am -4.30pm Friday= 8.30am -4.00pm August 15th= 7.30am-6.00pm

Course contact details

UCEN Manchester Admissions Department


Counselling at UCEN Manchester - UCAS