University of Bath

Addictions Counselling University of Bath Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

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Develop the vocational skills required to become a practitioner in addictions counselling. You’ll learn through academic study and work-based learning.

Course aims:
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.

Professional recognition/accreditation
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.

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 code B940
Institution code B16
Campus name The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies
Campus code H

This course may be available at alternative locations, please check if other course options are available

Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information
UCAS Tariff Not accepted
A level CD 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:

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

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Provider information

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University of Bath
Claverton Down

Course contact details

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Undergraduate Admissions Office

01225 383019