Counselling - Level 5 Foundation Degree at Capital City College Group - UCAS

Capital City College Group

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Middlesex University

Counselling - Level 5 Foundation Degree

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Course summary

This programme is aimed at those who are already working in a diverse range of occupational groups within the helping professions – and want to develop and enhance their professional counselling skills and obtain a professional qualification in counselling. Applicants are also welcome from education, health services, and social services. The programme meets the training requirements of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). Successful candidates will be qualified as counsellors. This is a full-time course with attendance on the taught aspects of the programme on one day per week over two years and aims to provide you with an in-depth understanding of counselling work in a way that will enable you to:

  • Work formally as a counsellor, offering a professional service to clients within their work setting
  • Develop and enhance workplace competencies and skills through the encouragement of critical reflection and analysis of practice
  • Develop practical skills and techniques in counselling
  • Undertake subsequent professional development within the counselling area, subject to further interview, including a BA top-up honours in Counselling, validated as a degree by Middlesex University, at the College of Haringey, Enfield and North East London or a degree at Middlesex University
You are required to complete 40 hours of personal counselling whilst in training Additional expenses will be incurred when undertaking the Diploma for personal counselling, and external supervision fees. This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by CONEL and awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. *Year 1 *
  • Study Skills
  • Introduction to Theory and Client Work
  • Person-Centred Counselling Skills
  • Human Development
  • Professional Counselling Skills
*Year 2 *
  • Further Humanist Theory
  • Professional issues
  • Counselling in the Community
  • Contrasting Orientations
  • Advanced Counselling
Applicants will normally be mature students, or be able to demonstrate emotional maturity, and you must have completed a minimum of Level 2 Certificate introductory course in counselling skills or its short course equivalent. The admission of a mature student is based on the programme team’s expectations that you will be able to cope with the objectives of the programme, and counselling must form a substantial part of an applicant’s current work. Evidence will include academic qualifications and relevant work experience. All candidates will be interviewed before being offered a place on the programme. This allows the interviewing staff to establish the academic background, interest and motivation, maturity of approach and commitment. Good communication skills, listening ability and empathy with other people are essential. The programme is taught using lectures (including those delivered by guest speakers), discussion of case studies, seminars, tutorials, skills workshops and role-play exercises. The core theoretical model is person-centred, within a broadly Humanistic framework. The course is highly participative with increasing emphasis placed on student-based experiential learning. Assessment is by coursework. You will be expected to acquire a minimum of 100 hours of supervised formal counselling either in the workplace or voluntary setting whilst undertaking the course and submit a professional log detailing your experience. This programme is quality assured by Middlesex University and you will receive a Middlesex award on successful completion.


Year 1 • Study Skills • Introduction to Theory and Client Work • Person Centred Counselling Skills • Human Development • Professional Counselling Skills Year 2 • Further Humanist Theory • Professional issues • Counselling in the Community • Contrasting Orientations • Advanced Counselling

Assessment method

Assessment is by coursework

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

You will need: Counselling Skills - Level 3 Diploma or three years of related work experience A counselling placement of at least 2 hours per week, totalling to 50 hours per year of the course All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.

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Student Outcomes

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Employment after 15 months (Most common jobs)
Go onto work and study

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £5990 Year 1
International £5990 Year 1
England £5990 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5990 Year 1
Scotland £5990 Year 1
Wales £5990 Year 1
Channel Islands £5990 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £5990 Year 1

Additional fee information

In addition to your tuition fees, there may be additional costs associated with your programme such as ad hoc day trips/excursions e.g. visits to employers or exhibitions. You may incur additional travel costs and on some occasions, entrance fees.
Counselling - Level 5 Foundation Degree at Capital City College Group - UCAS