South Thames Colleges Group

Integrative-Relational Counselling - BA (Hons) South Thames Colleges Group Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Middlesex University


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Course summary

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This is a three-year work-based learning course delivered at Kingston College in an Integrative-Relational approach to counselling. It is validated by Middlesex University. The course focuses on developing the skills and knowledge required to work with adults on an individual basis and emphasis is given to the importance of the student's personal development as an essential part of the process.

Course details


The course aims to facilitate students' professional development as integrative-relational counsellors primarily through six main components:
•Personal development
•Theoretical input
•Counselling skills training
•Theory into practice
•Supervision of counselling case work
•A work placement is an integral part of the course

It is a requirement of this course that candidates should be in therapy for a minimum of 70 hours overall with an approved therapist during Years 2 and 3 of their study. Students are required to make a regular and active commitment to all aspects of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. The award requires the accumulation of 360 credits, 120 credits for each year of study.

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 KC24
Institution code K82
Campus name Kingston College
Campus code K

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

International applicants

Please contact the international office to see whether this course is able to accept international applicants requiring a Tier 4 Visa.

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Qualification Offer Further information

1.Applicants must have successfully completed and passed a recognised Level 2 Certificate and/or a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory prior to applying for the Degree.
2.Four GCSEs, to include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.
3.Applicants' previous life experiences both personally and professionally will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course. Further details will be requested once the UCAS online application has been received and considered.
4.Provided the above entry requirements have been met applicants will be offered an invitation to attend a Selection Day. The Selection Day activity is an essential component of the application process not withstanding any personal attributes of the applicant and qualifications held.
5.Experience of working with people in a helping capacity is desirable.
6.Due to demand, early application is advised. Please note UCAS applications will be accepted until the end of May 2019,
7.Selection Days will be held on Saturday 09 March 2019, 27 April 2019 and 29 June 2019 commencing at 10.00 until approxiamately 14.00.

Additional entry requirements


You will be required to attend a selection day.

English language requirements

Test Grade Additional details
Cambridge English Advanced Level B2 B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE).
IELTS (Academic) 6.0 An overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5.

Students from outside the UK may be required to demonstrate their level of English by providing proof of an English language certificate or other qualification. This is particularly the case where a student: • is from a country where English is not an official/first language, or; • has previous qualifications which include English as a second language, or; • has previous qualifications which have not been studied through the medium of English. The approximate guideline minimum English level required for entry at level 4 is "B2" on the Common European Framework of Reference for Languages (CEFR). This roughly equates to: • IELTS - an overall band score of 6.0, with none of the four skills below 5.5, or; • B2 First, formerly known as Cambridge English: First (FCE) **Please note that other English language certificates/qualifications are available, and may be considered, and the College looks at each applicant on an individual basis.**

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

No fee information has been provided for this course

Additional fee information

Fees for a 2020 start are yet to be confirmed.

Provider information

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South Thames Colleges Group
Kingston Hall Road

Course contact details

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