Teesside University, Middlesbrough

Degree level: Undergraduate
Awarded by: Teesside University

Therapeutic Counselling

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Course summary

TEF Silver

Teesside University, Middlesbrough has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.

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Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa. Location: This is an award of Teesside University delivered in partnership with Stockton Riverside College (01642 865400). Indicate your point of entry as Year 3 when applying for this one year top-up. Course overview: This one year full-time top-up degree course aims to provide further development opportunities for counsellors and meet continuing professional development requirements. You acquire a sound theoretical framework, and develop practitioner skills by reflecting on your practice and undertaking relevant research. You need to both demonstrate a high level of academic competence and the ability to think critically about your own counselling practice. This is achieved through a variety of written academic assignments, oral presentations, observation & reflection of practice together with a research dissertation exploring a topic relevant to your practice.

Course details

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 codeC895
Institution code T20
Campus nameStockton Riverside College
Campus code3

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

QualificationOfferFurther information

Level 5 (NQF) Foundation degree in Counselling or an equivalent qualification. Any candidate who has already completed a research study as part of a different degree programme at level 5 or above and who has a NQF level 4 Diploma in Counselling may be considered for entry onto the programme. Due to the nature of the programme candidates will need to provide written references from two sources. One of these should be an academic reference with the other being their clinical advisor in order to demonstrate their appropriateness to undertake and cope with the academic requirements. Levels of maturity and commitment to the course and professional development will be evaluated from reference material and during the interview process. The BACP Ethical Framework for Good Practice supports equality of opportunity whilst recognising responsibility and change as an on-going process. During the application process the counselling team will be referring to the ethical principles of counselling and the course fitness to practice policy to promote open and honest dialogue. Suitable candidates will be invited for interview.

Additional entry requirements


Fees and funding

Tuition fees

EU £9250 Year 1
England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1
International £13000 Year 1

Additional fee information

Find out more about fees and funding if you are from the UK/EU here: tees.ac.uk/fees, or if you are an international student here: tees.ac.uk/international/fees. If you live in the Channel Islands or Isle of Man contact your education office: gov.uk/student-finance. Note: Due to the course delivery location and visa restrictions, this course is NOT available to international students requiring a Tier 4 visa.
Therapeutic Counselling at Teesside University, Middlesbrough - UCAS