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Newman University, Birmingham

Introductory Certificate in Counselling

UCAS Code: Not applicable

Certificate - Cert

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About this course


Course option

13.0weeks

Part-time | 2020

Subject

Counselling

- Overview

The **Introductory Certificate in Counselling** focuses on developing your counselling skills within an ethical and professional context, while providing you with a solid foundation in the key aspects of the discipline. As you progress through the programme you will develop an understanding of counselling theory and practice. The course provides you with the skills and theoretical understanding you need to apply counselling skills in employment roles requiring high level interpersonal interactions.

**What does this course cover?**
Delivered on a part-time basis, the course is for you if you are:
- Seeking to develop counselling skills to enhance their work in another context

- Wanting to study counselling skills and theory at a higher education level

- Considering taking the first step towards a career in counselling

The course focuses on learning counselling skills within an ethical and professional context. Core topics include:
- A counselling approach

- The practice of counselling skills

- Introduction to theories in counselling

- Counselling in context

- Self awareness

**Special Features**
The course is flexible enough to be used as an in-depth introduction to counselling skills, developing an understanding that will enhance an existing career or as the first step towards professional counselling training.

The team at Newman is dedicated to counselling training, providing a wide range of expertise including integrative counselling, research, health psychology, clinical psychology and psychopathology. This strong counselling and psychology base has expanded to and Newman is now a major provider of counselling courses in the West Midlands.

**Attendance**
We are currently recruiting for a Monday cohort starting in September, and the Counselling team will confirm whether we will be running a second cohort (and if so, on which day), in due course, please do not hesitate to contact us for further information.

**How will I be assessed?**
To assist in the all-round development of your skills, you will be assessed using a variety of methods including traditional essays, personal reflections, journals and taped counselling sessions.

**Career Opportunities**
The successful completion of this course can lead to career development and progression or diversification of job roles within a current employment setting. Successful students may progress onto Newman’s Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling.

Tuition fees

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

England
£1,050
for the whole course
Northern Ireland
£1,050
for the whole course
Scotland
£1,050
for the whole course
Wales
£1,050
for the whole course

The Uni


Department:

Counselling and Psychotherapy

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.

89%
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

94%
Staff make the subject interesting
91%
Staff are good at explaining things
84%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
91%
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

94%
Library resources
94%
IT resources
97%
Course specific equipment and facilities
91%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

100%
UK students
0%
International students
14%
Male students
86%
Female students
57%
2:1 or above
15%
Drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

C
C
C

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.

93%
low
Employed or in further education
100%
high
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

40%
Welfare and housing associate professionals
21%
Sales assistants and retail cashiers
12%
Childcare and related personal services

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.

£16k

£16k

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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