Counselling Studies and Working with Children, Young People & Families Newman University, Birmingham


Counselling and Working with Children, Young People & Families is a popular course combination leading to a range of career opportunities. Supporting children, young people and vulnerable families is an increasingly high profile area of social policy. This course is 1 of a small number of honours degree level programmes designed to give you the knowledge and skills to understand the social, economic, educational, political and cultural issues and barriers facing children, young people and families, particularly in socially disadvantaged areas.

Similarly, Counselling has seen an enormous growth in recent years. Counselling takes place in a range of settings, including voluntary organisations, schools, hospitals and churches. In addition counselling skills are useful within many professional contexts where listening, understanding and rationalising are important, such as teaching, nursing and social work. Counselling is therefore a large and dynamic field of inquiry, which will be of interest to students wishing to pursue a wide variety of careers. One of the key features of Newman is the excellent graduate employment rate of its undergraduate degrees. Newman University is committed to furnishing you with key skills and a deeper understanding of your discipline, so you can adjust to the challenges of the future and stand out from the crowd, in what is now a very competitive employment market. Newman is based in Birmingham - a truly cosmopolitan city bursting with creativity and a lively atmosphere. For more information on why Birmingham is a great place to study visit our website.

  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

  • Study mode


  • Location

    Newman University

  • Start date

    September 2019

  • Duration

    4.5 years

Course details


The course offers a variety of assessment methods to suit the experience of the module studied, and will include essays, exams, presentations and case studies. Counselling skills modules may require critical reflection and the production of a reflective personal journal, along with various project work.

How to apply

To apply for this course you will be taken to the provider's website, where you can find out more information and make an application.

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

International applicants

This course is not accepting applications from international learners.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff 96 points You must achieve at least 96 UCAS points including a minimum of CC at A Level or equivalent (e.g. MM at BTEC Diploma or MPP at BTEC Extended Diploma) towards the total tariff.
Access to HE Diploma Students can achieve the requirements with a combination of Distinction, Merit and Pass grades at level 3 achieved from a completed Access course. 96 UCAS Points:
D21-M3-P21; D18-M9-P18; D15-M15-P15;
D12-M21-P12; D9-M27-P9; D6-M33-P6;
D3-M39-P3; D0-M45-P0

On enrolment this degree requires 5 GCSEs at grade 4 (or C) or above including English.

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Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

If your work placement involves working with children or vulnerable adults a Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) clearance is required before starting any work placement.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

Channel Islands £5,130 Year 1
EU £5,130 Year 1
England £5,130 Year 1
Northern Ireland £5,130 Year 1
Scotland £5,130 Year 1
Wales £5,130 Year 1

Additional fee information

Fees shown are for 2019/20 academic year. The University will review tuition fees and increase fees in line with any inflationary uplift as determined by the UK Government, if permitted by law or government policy, on enrolment and in subsequent years of your course. It is anticipated that such increases would be linked to RPI (the Retail Price Index excluding mortgage interest payments).

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