This degree is aimed to equip students who have completed a CPCAB Level 4 or CPCAB Level 4 & 5 Diploma in Counselling with an enhanced knowledge of the theories, philosophies and principles that underpin their clinical practice.
As such, it develops and extends the knowledge base acquired through previous study and professional development and progresses students’ ability to build, sustain and advance professional working relationships in order to support the meeting of diverse clients’ needs.
It continues to integrate a work-based model in which students are required to reflect upon occurrences in the workplace and use their experiences to inform and evaluate their own practice.
The programme is offered as a full-time top-up honours degree programme and is modular in structure, focusing on a number of essential themes in contemporary Counselling practice.
There is recognition of work-based learning and therefore attendance at college is one full day a week in term time with a compulsory 4-day workshop within the programme. The students are supported in the workplace by Supervisors and College tutors.
If you have any questions about this course then please contact us by phone on 01252 40 55 55 or message us.
The programme is structured to meet University of Surrey requirements and the educational aims of the award. These are all outlined in the Programme Specification document found under our Quality Assurance page, including further details such as the programme learning outcomes.
Students on this BSc top-up year will study 7 modules (6 at 15 credit points and 1 at 30 credit points)
Candidates will be assessed on the basis of written and oral assignments and the submission of a completed research project.
In addition, in order to achieve the award: BSc (Hons) Therapeutic Counselling (Top-up), students must achieve 120 credits at Level 6. Level 6 credits provide the overall classification for the Honours degree.
Some counselling placements may not provide internal supervision; therefore, the student will need to arrange this. There may be a further cost implication for external supervision.
Supervision must be at least 1-hour fortnightly; to a client counselling ratio of 1-hour supervision to every 4 client hours. Students must attend supervision regardless of client flow.
Students must secure a counselling placement, approved by the tutor/s which provides the opportunity to obtain 60 clinical and supervised counselling hours.
Students must gain satisfactory reports from their Supervisor specifically agreeing their competence in working with clients, to gain the award.
This programme has been designed to ensure that graduates have the appropriate skills, knowledge and understanding required in the sector to allow progression on to further counselling qualifications such as an MSc or MA in Counselling or a specialised Post Graduate counselling qualification.
Careers progression therefore includes:
You can apply for this higher education course in the following ways:
1500 word reflective essay
The reflective essay must be submitted two weeks prior to the course start date, later submissions may not be accepted or may result in a deferred place on the course.
Excluded courses – Any MAJORITY on-line (If your teaching was temporarily online due to the Covid-19 pandemic this is fine), home study or distance learning level 4 or 5 counselling course is excluded from entry onto the programme. Courses that are modulated in nature with counselling not being the sole focus of study, for example, hypnotherapy and counselling, is excluded for entry. Courses that are not delivered by recognised institutions and/or not nationally recognised awarding bodies, are also excluded.
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