Develop the vocational skills required to become a practitioner in addictions counselling. You’ll learn through academic study and work-based learning.
This two year foundation degree enables you to deliver safe and effective interventions for those with problems due to addiction. You’ll gain the skills to plan and deliver treatment for addictive behaviours. You will also learn about the latest developments in addictions treatment.
In the course you’ll learn through a variety of statutory and voluntary settings. You’ll also gain experience through working with multidisciplinary teams and service users. You’ll develop your ability to gather and test information from a range of sources. This will enable you to draw reasoned conclusions for application in practice.
In consultation with your course tutor, you will find a suitable work-based learning placement on this course. You will observe the treatment tasks by qualified staff and receive direction in carrying out the tasks yourself. This enables you to gain essential experience in the field.
On this course you will be taught at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster. Each unit is taught in three, four and five day blocks. You will benefit from teaching by academic staff and practitioners who are experts in their field.
On completion of the foundation degree at the required academic standard, you may have the opportunity to progress to the one year BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling course.
Graduates of this course may apply to be an Accredited Practitioner of the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners.
The course is delivered by Action on Addiction and teaching will take place in Warminster.
Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies
2 September 2019
If your application is completed by the following date, it’s guaranteed to be considered:
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies|
This means the year in which you would like to start the course.
‘Year 1’ means you will start in the first year.
‘Year 0’ means you will enter onto a foundation year.
You may be able to start some courses in the second or third years, if you meet certain criteria. You will need to discuss this with the university or college directly.
The following entry points are available for this course:
|UCAS Tariff||Not accepted|
|A level||C D||CD in two A level subjects.|
|Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)||PPP|
|Access to HE Diploma||P: 45 credits||Pass the Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject area including passes in 45 credits at Level 3.|
GCSE English grade C or 4 (or equivalent from category C).
Desirable skills or experience
We may be able to consider you without formal qualifications if you have a minimum of two years' relevant work experience.
If you pass an initiation assessment based on your application then you will be invited to attend a selection event based at Action on Addiction in April/June/July. Successful completion of this selection process will typically be included as part of any offer you receive.
If you are a student who will require a Tier 4 visa we will not be able to sponsor you and you will not be able to register onto this course.
For further qualifications information and English Language equivalents, please see: go.bath.ac.uk/addictions-counselling
Criminal records check (DBS)