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London Metropolitan University

Counselling and Coaching

UCAS Code: C802

Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

Entry requirements


A level

B,B,C

Applicants should have a minimum of grades BCC in three A levels or minimum grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits).

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C (grade 3 from 2017) or above (or equivalent).

UCAS Tariff

104

About this course


This course has alternative study modes. Contact the university to find out how the information below might vary.

Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2021

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time day | 2021

Subjects

Counselling

Coaching psychology

**Why study this course?**

Counselling and coaching play a significant role in supporting health and wellbeing. Our Counselling and Coaching BSc (Hons) course offers you the exciting opportunity to obtain an academic degree whilst aiming towards full British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership. On successful completion of this course you will be able to work as a registered counsellor.

This new and exciting career-based course will allow you to target jobs in an array of different settings such as GP surgeries, charities, universities, schools, colleges, private practice and many more.

**More about this course**

This intensive course will boost your employability and allow you to work in various health and industry based settings.

This course will enable you to develop skills and knowledge in each of the core areas in counselling and coaching, including cognitive, behavioural, humanistic and psychodynamic counselling. Additionally, the course will enhance your communications and IT skills relevant to counselling and coaching, as well as developing your research skills and your ethical awareness in this important discipline.

This programme has been designed in accordance to the British Association for Counselling, Care Quality Commission, NHS and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. In addition to developing counselling and coaching skills you will be trained in safeguarding policy, psycho-pharmaceutical matters, risk assessment and risk management, all of which are now critical in healthcare.

Modules

Example Modules include:

Introduction to Counselling Skills – humanistic, CBT, psychodynamic
Placement Support and Study Skills (level 1)
Child and Adult Safeguarding, Ethics and Counselling
Research Methods
Placement Support (level 2)
Counselling Across the Lifespan - humanistic, CBT, psychodynamic, existential
Psychology and Employment
Research Design and Data Analysis
Coaching, Healthcare and Developing Interventions
Advanced Counselling and Coaching Skills (CORE)
Risk Assessment and Management (CORE)
Counselling and Coaching Project (CORE)
Being a Brain Wise Counsellor (optional)
Understanding Psychopathology (CORE)
Short Term and Solution Focused Counselling (optional)
Couple and Sex Therapy (optional)
Placement Support and Study Skills (level 3) (CORE)

Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (optional)
Cognition and Emotion (optional)
Forensic Psychology (optional)
Social and Cultural Psychology (optional)

Assessment methods

You will be assessed through summative and formative assessments, this will include power point presentations, written assignments and examinations. Continuous assessment will take place where you will have to complete reflective logs and a series of competencies.

Examination will mainly involve you counselling each other (Counselling Skills) followed by a review of your practice. You will complete a research dissertation in the final year related to counselling and coaching.

Diversified assessment methods will be employed in order to support and develop your’ learning practices and skills across both academic and practitioner areas.

Periodic multiple choice questions (formative assessments) will also be included to support your developing academic skills.

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£9,250
per year
England
£9,250
per year
EU
£9,250
per year
International
£13,200
per year
Northern Ireland
£9,250
per year
Scotland
£9,250
per year
Wales
£9,250
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Holloway

Department:

School of Social Sciences

TEF rating:
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What students say


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.

Allied health

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

89%
UK students
11%
International students
16%
Male students
84%
Female students
85%
2:1 or above
13%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
D
A

Psychology

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This is usually because there were too few respondents in the data we receive to be able to provide results about the subject at this university.


Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
73%
Male students
27%
Female students
68%
2:1 or above
19%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

D
D
D

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.

Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

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.

£21,000
med
Average annual salary
97%
med
Employed or in further education
72%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

Applied psychology

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.

£18,000
med
Average annual salary
100%
high
Employed or in further education
41%
low
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

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.

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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.

Coaching psychology

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

£15k

£15k

£20k

£20k

£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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