City of Bristol College

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: University of Plymouth
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Course summary

TEF Silver

City of Bristol College has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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If you want to gain a professional qualification which enables you to practice as a counsellor in a number of settings or you would like to enhance your current employment role with qualified counsellor status then this is the course for you. We expect students to join BACP for the duration of this course as part of a commitment to professional development. You will also undertake a helping placement and you will start your counselling placement and practice as a trainee counsellor in an approved counselling setting to achieve 100 supervised counselling hours. Student will be required to have a up to date DBS ( CRB ) Check in place by start of course

Course details


You will study a range of modules which may include: Counselling relationship; theoretical approaches; humanistic approaches; Gestalt; transactional analysis; solution focussed therapy; life span development; working with loss and grief.

How to apply

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 codeYA3M
Institution code B77
Campus nameAshley Down Centre
Campus codeB

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information
UCAS Tariff 56 points 56 UCAS points to include
A level 3 A Levels in related subjects
Access to HE Diploma Access to HE Diploma in related subject

A minimum of Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills. Criminal records declaration. Students must complete a Disclosure and Barring Service ( DBS) check with us prior to enrolment. Interview required for this course

Please click the following link to find out more about qualification requirements for this course

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £6000 Year 1
Northern Ireland £6000 Year 1
Scotland £6000 Year 1
Wales £6000 Year 1

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.

Sponsorship information

Because the college does not have large class sizes you get much more support and attention while you are learning, as well as tutorial support throughout your studies. Our tuition fees are lower than many universities and that's not all. Just like Universities you can apply to Student Support England for funding to support your studies. This course is accredited by The National Counselling Society

Counselling at City of Bristol College - UCAS