Leeds Beckett University has opted into the TEF and received a Silver award.
Amid an increased demand for counselling and mental health workers, learn how to improve the lives of those in need and forge a challenging but rewarding career. You will explore a wide range of theories within psychology, mental health, counselling, child development and psychotherapy. This theoretical knowledge combined with opportunities to work in mental health environments will develop your ability to build effective therapeutic relationships that can foster positive change for your clients. With a variety of therapeutic approaches studied, you will be able to tailor the course to your career ambitions. This course is suitable for those working in mental health services wanting to further their knowledge and career, or for those wishing to enter the health and care professions. You will explore psychotherapeutic models including cognitive and behavioural development and look at theories on how mental health issues develop across the lifespan. You will also learn how to develop your interpersonal skills in order to build counselling relationships between you and your clients - for example, those experiencing anxiety, depression and addiction.
Interpersonal Skills Suite
We have plenty of private rooms to allow you to try out your counselling skills. They come equipped with recording facilities so you’re able to reflect on and improve your practice.
- Year 1 Core Modules
- Introduction to Mental Health
- Professional & Academic Skills
- Human Growth & Development Across the Lifespan
- Foundational Counselling Skills
- Engaging & Communicating
- Psychological Foundations for Practice
- Year 2 Core Modules
- Research Methods
- Development of Counselling Skills
- Therapeutic Practice
- Transcultural Perspectives & Practice
- Mental Health & Practice
- Year 3 Core Modules
- Reflective Professional Practice
- Theory & Practice of Research - Dissertation
- Cognitive Behaviour Therapy in Practice
- Application of Counselling Skills
- Contemporary Mental Health Perspectives
How to apply
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!
You will need these codes when you add a choice to your application.
|Campus name||City Campus|
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
|UCAS Tariff||112 points||72 from two A Levels or equivalent, excluding General Studies|
|GCSE/National 4/National 5||GCSE English Language and Maths Grade C or above (Grade 4 for those sitting their GCSE from 2017 onwards) or equivalent. Key Skills Level 2, Functional Skills Level 2 and the Certificate in Adult Literacy/Numeracy are accepted in place of GCSEs.|
Fees and funding
|Channel Islands||£9,250||Year 1|
|Northern Ireland||£9,250||Year 1|