Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS

Course summary

The foundation year will introduce you to study at university and your chosen subject. It also provides a highly supportive environment where you can develop your self-confidence. If you have high emotional intelligence, and are good at understanding and relating to people, this course will help you to become effective and skilled in supporting others with achieving their aims and objectives, while developing yourself. On our course you'll gain a solid grounding in a variety of helping approaches and techniques, so that you can build effective relationships with others in areas such as the voluntary sector, human resources, social care, health and education. In the current climate, demand for these skills in all sectors is increasing as awareness and attitudes to inclusion and mental health needs across the population change. Once you have completed your degree, a wealth of career opportunities in everything from HR to social care await you. If you want to pursue a professional career in counselling and qualify as an accredited counsellor, you’ll need to undertake the relevant accredited training. Top reasons to study with us

  • You’ll be taught by passionate and experienced tutors supported by a wide range of guest speakers, such as psychotherapists, business coaches, careers consultants and art therapists.
  • You'll have opportunities to gain experience, for example, through volunteering with organisations in the charitable and third sector, and the peer mentoring and peer assisted learning programmes that are available across the University.
Location This course is run at our Canterbury Campus in Kent. Canterbury is just 50 miles south-east of London and less than an hour by high-speed train from St Pancras. Located on a UNESCO World Heritage Site the campus offers state-of-the-art buildings, right in the centre of a vibrant and world-famous cathedral city. You’ll benefit from a campus with excellent learning and teaching resources, music venues, a superb sports centre, a well-stocked bookshop and plenty of coffee bars and places to eat. A short walk away is Augustine House our award-winning library and home to a vast range of learning resources and student support teams.


For a list of core and likely optional modules, please visit our website.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Foundation

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)



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

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Tuition fee status depends on a number of criteria and varies according to where in the UK you will study. For further guidance on the criteria for home or overseas tuition fees, please refer to the UKCISA website .

Additional fee information

The fees above are for the 2024/25 academic year but may be subject to change following any announcements by the UK Government (approved by Parliament) regarding maximum Undergraduate tuition fee caps for 2024/25. In addition, the University reserves the right to increase all full-time and part-time Undergraduate tuition fees mid-course, in line with any further inflationary increase in the Government tuition fee cap which is approved by Parliament. The University will publish information about any changes to tuition fees on its website. International Tuition Fees (including EU fees): To be confirmed Undergraduate tuition fees for International students are not subject to the Government’s regulations on maximum tuition fees. The University’s 2024/25 Overseas tuition fees for international students, and information about any mid-course increases, will be published on each course webpage. More details about International student fees and funding and any Scholarships which are available can be found on the following weblink which will be updated for 2024/25 entrants in due course:
Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring with Foundation Year at Canterbury Christ Church University - UCAS