On the BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling programme your study will be closely
linked to your experience in the workplace. This is a classroom-based course
incorporating a work placement.
You will study a selection of modules over the three years:
- Context of theory in Integrative Counselling 30 credits
- Counselling skills practice 30 credits
- Preparing to work in a diverse society 30 credits
- Readiness for Personal and Professional Practice 15 credits
- Development in the Human Lifespan 15 credits
- Application of theory in Integrative Counselling 30 credits
- Working in a diverse society 30 credits
- Client work 1 30 credits
- Exploring research 15 credits
- Ethics and professional practice 15 credits
- Counselling Evolution 15 credit
- Client work 2 15 credits
- Engaging with mental health issues 30 credits
- Counselling in a diverse society 15 credits
- Research project 45 credits
For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three years.
Attendance is two days per week plus completion of 150 client hours and
completion of 60 hours of personal counselling. The course will take place at
our Ardleigh Green campus.
You will require a counselling qualification at Level 3 with a minimum of 48
UCAS points. GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4/C. Please note, the
college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths
qualification upon completion of a successful interview. A minimum age of
18 years is a requirement. A current DBS (charges may apply) is needed. A
current DBS is required for some placements (charges may apply).
Successful completion of interview is required. The session will include
participation in a skills/role play activity; a written case study exercise; and
a formal interview.
If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via www.UCAS.com. Our institution code is H14 and
the course code is BCX8.
Where will it take me?
Students can progress from this course to work as a professional
Counsellor/Therapist to help people overcome their difficulties. It also
provides the opportunity for advancement in a variety of counselling-related
careers. Successful students will be qualified to practice as a Counsellor and
apply for any appropriate positions within this field.
Course Assessment Method
You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme
team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and
development as you progress through the programme.
Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the
teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted written
assignments, seminar papers, portfolios, presentations, practicals, completion
of 150 client hours (placement commences at Level 5) and completion of 60 hours’
The teaching year begins in September and ends in June. A typical student
registered in full-time attendance mode will study the equivalent of 120 credits
over one academic year and will attend College for two days per week. Students
will either be working or volunteering within a setting and must be able to
commit to self-study alongside the programme.
All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of
Counselling. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first
point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1
sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the
opportunity to discuss your course and progress.
Notes About Fees
Fees shown are per year. Additional miscellaneous fees may be applicable.
Find out more by speaking to Admissions:
- For full-time further education courses call 01708 462833
- For part-time further education courses call 01708 462801
- For higher education courses, or if you’re an overseas student, call 01708 462801
- To find out if you’re entitled to support call Student Services for advice on 01708 462718 ext 2718
- You don’t have to pay tuition or admin fees if you’re 16-18 and studying a further education funded course.
- You need to pay higher education course fees each academic year.