B.A. Counselling (top up)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP11200 per Year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
    GBP9000 per Year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
  • English ( Take IELTS test or Find a course )
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This Counselling (top up) programme from the University of Greenwich has been specifically designed for practicing counsellors already qualified to diploma or foundation degree level and working in paid employment, private practice or a voluntary setting. It provides a unique opportunity for counsellors to deepen their understanding of counselling theory and practice, to gain more understanding of client issues and how to work with them, undertake a research project and gain a degree at the same time.

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This Counselling (top up) programme from the University of Greenwich has been specifically designed for practicing counsellors already qualified to diploma or foundation degree level and working in paid employment, private practice or a voluntary setting. It provides a unique opportunity for counsellors to deepen their understanding of counselling theory and practice, to gain more understanding of client issues and how to work with them, undertake a research project and gain a degree at the same time.

It also provides a forum where counsellors from a variety of orientations and backgrounds will be able to share information and experience to their mutual advantage. As awareness of mental health issues gradually increases in the public consciousness and more people seek professional help and advice, there is a rise in demand for counselling and for professionally qualified counsellors. Employers are becoming increasing inclined to seek graduate counsellors due to their increased level of skills, knowledge and ability.

The aims of the programme are:

  • To equip students who have already completed a substantial, skills-focused training in counselling with a consolidated knowledge of the theories and philosophies that underpin their practice
  • To foster students' self-reflective awareness of their current capacities as counsellors and future continuing professional development targets in support of their lifelong working aspirations
  • To develop students' confident engagement with systematic research in counselling by fostering their critical understanding of relevant research methods and enabling them to undertake a suitable counselling research project of personal interest.

Detailed Course Facts

Tuition fee
  • GBP 11200 per year (International

    Tuition fee for the international students.

    )
  • GBP 9000 per year (EEA

    European Economic Area tuition fee is applicable to the students from EU countries, Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland.

    )
Start date
Duration full-time 12 months
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time
Intensity Flexible
Duration part-time 24 months
Part-time variant Flexible

Course Content

Modules
  • Case Discussion (15 credits)
  • Consolidating Clinical Practice and Professional Development (30 credits)
  • Advanced Counselling Theory (15 credits)
  • Research Methodology for Counsellors (15 credits)
  • Counselling Research Project (30 credits)
  • Attachment, Loss and Bereavement (15 credits)

English Language Requirements

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Requirements

Applicants should have:

A counselling diploma or foundation degree, normally with 450 hours of training, a minimum of 100 hours of supervised counselling practice and 60 hours of personal counselling (or equivalent)

Accreditation of prior experiential learning procedures may apply for some candidates with fewer training hours and/or more experience. This is dependent on their existing diploma.

Applicants are subject to interview.

There are state-of-the-art facilities for group and collaborative work in the Learning Hub.

Work Experience

No work experience is required.

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