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Glyndwr University, Wrexham

Counselling

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Diploma of Higher Education - DipHE

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Counselling

Welsh Government policy enshrines the provision of counselling in schools, responding to this challenge - and to the demand for greater professionalisation of counselling and psychotherapy in Britain – Wrexham Glynd?r University continues to offer this popular courses.
 
The initial diploma is aimed at providing you with a general professional qualification in counselling.
 
This course may help your career by adding valuable understanding and skills to anyone working in related professions.
 
Our courses are grounded in the person-centred approach to give you the ability to provide empathic, authentic relationships which will develop effective therapeutic interaction.
 
The delivery and content of the courses are based on a contemporary understanding of the theory and practice of Carl Rogers and the contributions of other theorists within this therapeutic modality.  These include but are not limited to Gendlin, Mearns & Thorne, Warner, Greenberg, Rice & Elliott.
 
 In addition, play and expressive therapy are covered in light of person-centred practice and theory, criticisms are considered, and attention is paid to research informed current developments.
 
There are several areas that are important to becoming a competent counsellor/psychotherapist. These are all addressed within the course and include: Emphasis on the personal development, self-awareness and psychological maturity of the trainee; developing the ability to write and practice reflectively, developing the ability to apply theory in practice; understanding and applying ethical principles in your work; and professionalism in practice.

Modules

Year 1 (Level 4)
 
Year one introduces the skills necessary to become an effective counsellor. Core theory modules cover the development of the person-centred approach to counselling, and the conditions required practically, personally, professionally and ethically to put these into practice.
 
The core skills or practice modules aim to enable you to develop effective counselling skills and put these into practice with peers. You will learn to analyse the levels of effectiveness of your own work and reflect on personal strengths and areas for development.
 
Modules
 
COU401: Beginning to Listen
COU402: What is Counselling?
COU403: Listening & Accompanying
COU404: Introducing Person-Centred
COU405: Clinical & Personal Practice
COU406: Introducing Person-centred
 
Year 2 (Level 5)
 
Year 2 (level 5) builds on and expands your portfolio of skills and knowledge.  In year 2 the clinical placement is undertaken, so you will be putting your skills into practice with clients in an agency setting. In year 2 as well as lectures and seminars/workshops you will also attend personal development / self-care groups to enhance your self-awareness.
 
Modules
 
COU501: Clinical & Personal Practice
COU502: Theory in Practice
COU503: Clinical & Personal Practice
COU504: Theory in Practice
  
The information listed in this section is an overview of the academic content of the programme that will take the form of either core or option modules. Modules are designated as core or option in accordance with professional body requirements and internal academic framework review, so may be subject to change.

Assessment methods

The course is assessed in a variety of ways. These assessments include self, peer and tutor assessment. Recordings and critiques of transcribed counselling sessions, live practice with peers (Triads), presentations, theory and reflection written assignments, case studies and portfolios of evidence. Clinical supervisors and placement reports all form important parts of the assessment process. There are no exams.
 
Teaching and learning
 
Wrexham Glynd?r University is committed to supporting our students to maximise their academic potential.
 
We offer workshops and support sessions in areas such as academic writing, effective note-making and preparing for assignments. Students can book appointments with academic skills tutors dedicated to helping deal with the practicalities of university work. Our student support section has more information on the help available.
 
The 2 year Diploma includes 450 hours of contact teaching time. Teaching includes lectures / seminars, practical skills workshops, presentations and audio visual material, experiential and creative tasks and clinical placements.
 
The programme team have the benefit of engaging a number of visiting speakers / lecturers. We also provide personal development group facilitators who are all experienced and qualified counsellors / psychotherapists with a particular interest in personal development and group work.

Tuition fees

Select where you currently live to see what you'll pay:

Channel Islands
£3,995
per year
England
£3,995
per year
EU
£3,995
per year
Northern Ireland
£3,995
per year
Scotland
£3,995
per year
Wales
£3,995
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Wrexham

Department:

School of Social and Life Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


We've crunched the numbers to see if overall student satisfaction here is high, medium or low compared to students studying this subject(s) at other universities.

94%
high
Counselling

How do students rate their degree experience?

The stats below relate to the general subject area/s at this university, not this specific course. We show this where there isn’t enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

96%
Staff make the subject interesting
100%
Staff are good at explaining things
100%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
100%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

93%
Library resources
93%
IT resources
93%
Course specific equipment and facilities
96%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

99%
UK students
1%
International students
10%
Male students
90%
Female students
71%
2:1 or above
12%
Drop out rate

After graduation


The stats in this section relate to the general subject area/s at this university – not this specific course. We show this where there isn't enough data about the course, or where this is the most detailed info available to us.

Subjects allied to medicine not otherwise specified

What are graduates doing after six months?

This is what graduates told us they were doing (and earning), shortly after completing their course. We've crunched the numbers to show you if these immediate prospects are high, medium or low, compared to those studying this subject/s at other universities.

£21,650
low
Average annual salary
95%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

55%
Therapy professionals
7%
Health professionals
7%
Business, finance and related associate professionals

Courses like this are more usually taken at postgraduate level - very few students take one of these degrees as a first degree. There isn't a great deal of reliable information on the employment prospects for these graduates so bear that in mind when you review the stats. Students tend to go on to further study or pursue jobs within the healthcare sector, but it might be a good idea to go on open days and talk to tutors about what previous graduates from your chosen subject went on to do.

What about your long term prospects?

Looking further ahead, below is a rough guide for what graduates went on to earn.

Counselling

The graph shows median earnings of graduates who achieved a degree in this subject area one, three and five years after graduating from here.

£19k

£19k

£22k

£22k

£20k

£20k

Note: this data only looks at employees (and not those who are self-employed or also studying) and covers a broad sample of graduates and the various paths they've taken, which might not always be a direct result of their degree.

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