B.A. Counselling (top up)

  • On Campus
  • 12 months
  • GBP10350 Year (International)
  • English (IELTS accepted)
University of Greenwich | London, United Kingdom
This programme 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.

Description of Counselling (top up)

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This programme 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 10350 Year (International)
  • GBP 9000 Year (EEA)
Start date September  2015
Duration full-time 12 months
Languages
  • English
Take an IELTS test
Delivery mode On Campus
Educational variant Part-time, Full-time

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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IMPORTANT NOTE: Per 6 April 2015 only the English language tests from IELTS and Trinity College London are accepted for Tier 4 Visa applications to the United Kingdom. Other tests (including TOEFL, TOEIC, Pearson, City & Guilds) are no longer accepted for Tier 4 visa applications to the United Kingdom. The university might still accept these tests to admit you to the university, but if you require a Tier 4 visa to enter the UK and begin your degree programme, these tests will not be sufficient to obtain your Visa. Since the Trinity College London language tests must be taken in one of their exam centres in the UK, IELTS is now the only language test accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK that can be taken worldwide.

The IELTS test is most widely accepted by universities and is also accepted for Tier 4 visas to the UK- learn more.

Requirements for Counselling (top up)

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 for Counselling (top up)

No work experience is required.

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