NESCOT

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: The Open University

Counselling Studies BA (Hons) (Top-Up)

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Course summary

The programme enables participating students to deepen their understanding of Counselling theory and practice. The rationale being that effective practice is based upon an awareness of the complex and contested nature of practical counselling issues rather than through uncritical acceptance of prescription. The programme is designed to enable individual participants who have no first degree to gain bachelors of honours in counselling studies. Counselling as a discipline is broad and continues to grow in reputation and in importance to diverse range of groups within counselling environment: education administration, community development, health and social care, early year’s practitioners, human resources and the voluntary sector. For its scope, the programme draws on educational aspects of Psychology, Sociology and Philosophy to give students the appreciation of counselling as a field of study.

Course details

Modules

The course comprises 4 compulsory modules namely, Advanced Clinical Studies, Time-Brief Therapy, Relational Thinking Therapy and a Research Project. Each module is weighed 30 credits.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
4602
Institution code:
N49
Campus name:
Main Site
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should normally have English Language GCSE grade 4 or an equivalent award and a Level 5 relevant qualification (e.g. Diploma in Higher Education/Foundation Degree in Counselling or an equivalent level 5 qualification (e.g. Foundation Degree in Psychology related subjects. Applicants should also have membership of BACP or equivalent professional association with a code of ethics. It is expected that students are practising counsellors or have relevant recent experience such as working in related professions (i.e. child protection and associated social services, school support specialist and medical and healthcare practitioners).Other students may be considered for admission and will be individually assessed by the Programme Leader upon submission of a statement of their experience and evidence of their qualification.

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

https://www.nescot.ac.uk/higher-education/counselling/courses/Counselling-BA-(Hons)-Top-Up-N4602/

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Applicants must have or should complete an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check plus occupational health check during the application process.

Other

Applicants should normally have English Language GCSE grade 4 or an equivalent award and a Level 5 relevant qualification (e.g. Diploma in Higher Education/Foundation Degree in Counselling or an equivalent level 5 qualification (e.g. Foundation Degree in Psychology related subjects. Applicants should also have membership of BACP or equivalent professional association with a code of ethics. It is expected that students are practising counsellors or have relevant recent experience such as working in related professions (i.e. child protection and associated social services, school support specialist and medical and healthcare practitioners).Other students may be considered for admission and will be individually assessed by the Programme Leader upon submission of a statement of their experience and evidence of their qualification.


English language requirements

Overall IELTS score of 5.5 with a minimum of 5.5 Reading Writing, Listening and Speaking (or recognised equivalent).

Entry Requirements

https://www.nescot.ac.uk/higher-education/counselling/courses/Counselling-BA-(Hons)-Top-Up-N4602/


Unistats information

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £8000 Whole course
Northern Ireland £8000 Whole course
Scotland £8000 Whole course
Wales £8000 Whole course
Channel Islands £8000 Whole course

Additional fee information

Applicants should also have membership of BACP or equivalent professional association with a code of ethics.
Counselling Studies BA (Hons) (Top-Up) at NESCOT - UCAS