Accrington and Rossendale College

Counselling Studies Accrington and Rossendale College Degree level: Undergraduate Awarded by: Liverpool John Moores University


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Course summary

This course offers a wide range of topics to develop a deep understanding of how to work empathically and ethically with others who struggle with certain aspects of their lives. To support your learning and to develop knowledge within this field you will study the main theories in counselling such as Person Centred, CBT and Psychodynamic. You will build your knowledge from integrative modules of learning including developmental psychology, counselling skills, in depth personal awareness, research skills and how to work with specific clients with diverse needs. You will develop a deeper understanding of self and others which will enable you to work within the field of supporting others. You will become a member of BACP and develop an understanding of ethical standards and professional practice. This course offers you the opportunity to learn how to become a profound listener to both self and others which is paramount for a healthier way of being.

Course details


Year 1
Personal and academic development
Counselling skills
Counselling theories
Introduction to research
Developing skills in clinical practice
Developmental psychology

Year 2
Continuing personal development and professional practice
Models of practice
Research methods in counselling
The philosophy of mind and theories of consciousness
Cognitive behavioural therapy
Mental health and wellbeing

Assessment method

The course provides you with opportunities to test your understanding of the subject informally before you complete the formal assessments that count towards your final mark. Each module normally contains a least one piece of assessment at the end of each module for which you will receive feedback from your tutor. Assessment methods include written examinations and a range of coursework assessments such as essays, reports, portfolios, presentations, seminar papers and seminar presentations. The grades from formal assessments count towards your module mark.

Qualified teacher status (QTS)

To work as a teacher at a state school in England or Wales, you will need to achieve qualified teacher status (QTS). This is offered on this course for the following level:

  • Course does not award QTS

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

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Course code C356
Institution code A44
Campus name Main Site
Campus code -

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 96 points We welcome and encourage applications from a wide spectrum of potential students who may offer a combination of awards and experience. All applications are considered on an individual basis. We will take into account your motivation, ability, industrial experience and educational background.
Access to HE Diploma Access to Higher Education Diploma – 60 credits, of which at least 45 must be achieved at level 3 (from 2010, with merit or distinction) and with an appropriate combination of modules.

Additional entry requirements

Criminal records declaration (DBS/Disclosure Scotland)


Fees and funding

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Accrington and Rossendale College
Broad Oak Campus
Broad Oak Lane

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