Counselling and Mental Health (with Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS

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Course summary

“Please note: you can choose to study the Foundation Year in either our Bournemouth or London location. Levels 4, 5 and 6 will be taught from our London location only.” This foundation course is designed for applicants who do not meet the admissions criteria for the BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health degree. You’ll start by completing a foundation year, which provides well-structured support. Following successful completion of the foundation year, you will progress with confidence to the first year of the BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health degree to become qualified in the field of counselling and mental health. This vocational BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health course will provide you with a thorough grounding in the growing professional disciplines relating to both mental health and counselling, as well as setting you on the path to gain professional accreditation in counselling. Our curriculum has been built so that you will learn about mental health conditions as well as learn practical counselling skills that you will put into practice during your placement opportunities throughout the course. You will gain professional skills that are required for entering the workforce that are embedded throughout the course to keep you up to date with the appropriate knowledge and information. Why Study Counselling and Mental Health? If you have a passion for helping others and their mental health If you want to be on the frontline helping those in need What makes this course unique? If you have an interest in Mental Health but want a more focused, skill-based degree than Psychology degrees are able to offer then this could be the course for you. Each year you will undertake modules learning about specific disorders as well as learning and practicing the skills required to work with those suffering from poor mental health. Gain professional skills required for entering the workforce Gain 100+ hours of clinical experience Opportunity to carry out a research project in an area of interest What will you learn on the course The BSc (Hons) Counselling and Mental Health will provide you with a thorough grounding in the growing professional disciplines relating to both mental health and counselling, as well as setting you on the path for professional accreditation in counselling. On the course you will learn about mental health conditions as well as learn practical counselling skills which will be put in to practice during the placements you will experience as part of the course. Professional skills required for entering the workforce are embedded throughout the course. You will also get the opportunity to carry out a final year research project in any area relating to Counselling or Mental Health that is of interest to you.

Modules

Year 0 (foundation year) (subject to approval, unit titles may change) - Human Sciences I, Introduction to Healthcare, Personal and Professional Development, Gateway Extended Project, Human Sciences II, Foundations of Psychology, Counselling and Mental Health Year 1 Introduction to Research Methods (20) Introduction to Counselling (20) Introduction to Mental Health (20) Developing Coping Skills (20) Evidence based Practice (20) Introduction to Ethics and Professional Practice (20) Year 2 Research Methods (20) Promoting Health and Wellbeing (20) Developing Professional Practice (20) Cultures and Contexts (20) Further Exploration of Mental Health (20 Counselling Theory and Practice (20) Year 3 Dissertation (40) Consulting and Private Practice (20) Issues in the Consulting Room (20) Mental Health Through the Life Span (20) Positive Psychology (20)

Assessment method

You’ll be assessed by a variety of methods, these include coursework, examinations, group work and projects.


How to apply

Application codes

Course code:
C815
Institution code:
A65
Campus name:
AECC University College
Campus code:
-

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

International applicants

To meet the minimum English Language requirements of the programme, applicants will need to achieve an overall IELTS score of 6.0 or above with no less than 5.5 in each section.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Applicants should normally hold 5 GCSEs at grade 4 or above (C) including English and Maths. Key Skills/Functional Skills Level 2 in Communication and Application of Number can be accepted in place of English and Maths GCSE. However, applications will be viewed holistically and in line with our contextual admissions process. For mature or non-traditional applicants’ consideration will be given to individual circumstances.


English language requirements

IELTS (Academic) 6.0 overall (with no less than 5.5 in each component) TOEFL (IBT) 79 overall with a minimum score of 17 in writing and listening, 18 in reading, 20 in speaking Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) and Proficiency (CPE) 169 overall with a minimum score of 162 in each component Pearson PTE (Academic) 54 overall with a minimum score of 51 in each component Language Cert International ESOL 144 overall with a minimum score of 32 in each section (B2 level)


Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
Channel Islands £9250 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £9250 Year 1
International £16560* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

No additional fees or cost information has been supplied for this course, please contact the provider directly.
Counselling and Mental Health (with Foundation Year) at AECC University College - UCAS