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The BA (Hons) Counselling offers students a strong theoretical and practical base from which to begin their professional counselling practice, whilst working towards individual accreditation with the BACP. The theoretical orientation is humanistic, though other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis are also examined. Students are encouraged to respect the frame and ethos of their core training approach, whilst also developing their own individual style and philosophy of counselling. The programme is hence intended for those seeking a career in counselling, either in an environment which utilizes counselling, or one which encompasses the emotional and psychological well-being of others.
Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4) CS4-01 Introductory Counselling Skills, Ethics and Law; CS4-02 Existential and Person-Centred Therapy; CS4-03 Counselling in a Contemporary Context: Working Therapeutically with Identity, Difference and Diversity; CS4-04 Mental Health and Well-Being; CS4-05 Developing Counselling Skills (incorporating FTP1); CS4-06 Counselling Children and Young People. Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5) CS5-01 Integrative Practice (incorporating FTP2) CS5-02 Comparative Approaches in Counselling CS5-03 Counselling in a Contemporary Context: Working Therapeutically with Identity, Difference and Diversity CS5-04 Loss and Attachment CS5-05 Introduction to Research Semester Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6) CS6-01 Consolidating Creative Techniques (incorporating FTP3) CS6-02 Philosophical Issues in Counselling CS6-03 Addiction and Substances CS6-04 Dissertation CS6-05 Entrepreneurship and CPPD
Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Essays, Research Projects, Presentations, Workplace Simulations, Portfolios, Reports and Journals.. Please note that full assessment information can be found in the module descriptors. Percentage of the course assessed by coursework Year 1 100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods) Year 2 100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods) Year 3 100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods)
How to apply
This course is not accepting applications from Tier 4 international students. For more information, please contact the course provider.
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|Campus name||University Centre Southend|
Points of entry
The following entry points are available for this course:
- Year 1
|UCAS Tariff||64 points|
|Access to HE Diploma||M: 15 credits||15 credits at Merit or above|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills|
Additional entry requirements
Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)
All applicants interviewed are required to provide a suitable 1000 written submission outlining personal and/or professional reasoning for undertaking the programme.
All Applicants are required to submit a 1000 word written submission outlining personal and/or professional reasoning for undertaking the programme. This would be submitted prior to the interview process
English language requirements
|IELTS (Academic)||6||IELTS 6.0 - minimum 5.5 across all components.|
Fees and funding
|Northern Ireland||£8500||Year 1|
|Channel Islands||£8500||Year 1|
Additional fee information
University Centre South Essex