Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS

Course summary

This new Counselling and Therapeutic course is the first step on your path to become a counsellor. This course provides hands-on, practical learning for those who want to practice counselling or open their own counselling service and is taught by practising counsellors. The CertHE provides excellent progression opportunities and will enable you to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of communication and counselling approaches. This course will also allow you to consolidate learning in practical counselling techniques, informed by the theory of counselling practice. This counselling course will provide you with hands-on learning in a simulated environment, mirroring what you will experience in the counselling profession. After successfully completing the CertHE Counselling and Therapeutic Communication, you may choose to progress onto the FdSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication course. You will also be able to work in pastoral care, youth work and family support work.


• Foundation Counselling Theory and Skills for Practice • Personal Development or Recognition of Prior Learning • Academic Study Skills • Developing Skills for Professional Practice • Work Related Learning • Exploration of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing • Issues of Power and Oppression Coping with Change: Theory and Practice.

Assessment method

Students are taught through: • Seminars • Practical sessions in the brand-new Counselling Suite (simulated environment) • One-to-one sessions with tutors • Group work • Independent study. Students are assessed through: • In-course technical reports • Essays • Portfolios • Reflections • Case studies • Academic posters • Presentations • Peer assessments • Work-based project.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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English language requirements

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IELTS (Academic)6

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

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Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication at Newcastle College University Centre - UCAS