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Counselling

University Centre South Essex

UCAS Code: B940 | Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Access to HE Diploma

M:15

15 credits at Merit or above

GCSE/National 4/National 5

English Language GCSE at grade C (4) or above, OR a Level 2 equivalent such as functional skills

UCAS Tariff

64

About this course


Course option

3.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Counselling

The BA (Hons) Counselling offers students a strong theoretical and practical base from which to begin their professional counselling practice, whilst working towards individual accreditation with the BACP. The theoretical orientation is humanistic, though other approaches such as Cognitive Behavioural Therapy and Transactional Analysis are also examined. Students are encouraged to respect the frame and ethos of their core training approach, whilst also developing their own individual style and philosophy of counselling. The programme is hence intended for those seeking a career in counselling, either in an environment which utilizes counselling, or one which encompasses the emotional and psychological well-being of others.

Modules

Year 1 for full-time students (Level 4)
CS4-01 Introductory Counselling Skills, Ethics and Law;
CS4-02 Existential and Person-Centred Therapy;
CS4-03 Counselling in a Contemporary Context: Working Therapeutically with Identity, Difference and Diversity;
CS4-04 Mental Health and Well-Being;
CS4-05 Developing Counselling Skills (incorporating FTP1);
CS4-06 Counselling Children and Young People.

Year 2 for full-time students (Level 5)
CS5-01 Integrative Practice (incorporating FTP2)
CS5-02 Comparative Approaches in Counselling
CS5-03 Counselling in a Contemporary Context: Working Therapeutically with Identity, Difference and Diversity
CS5-04 Loss and Attachment
CS5-05 Introduction to Research Semester

Year 3 for full-time students (Level 6)
CS6-01 Consolidating Creative Techniques (incorporating FTP3)
CS6-02 Philosophical Issues in Counselling
CS6-03 Addiction and Substances
CS6-04 Dissertation
CS6-05 Entrepreneurship and CPPD

Assessment methods

Across the programme students are assessed using a variety of methods including; Essays, Research Projects, Presentations, Workplace Simulations, Portfolios, Reports and Journals.. Please note that full assessment information can be found in the module descriptors.

Percentage of the course assessed by coursework
Year 1
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods)
Year 2

100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods)

Year 3
100% coursework (please refer to the module descriptors for assessment methods)

Tuition fees

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England
£8,500
per year
EU
£17,930
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,500
per year
Scotland
£8,500
per year
Wales
£8,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University Centre Southend

Department:

Faculty of Higher Education

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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.

43%
low
Counselling

How do students rate their degree experience?

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Counselling, psychotherapy and occupational therapy

Teaching and learning

83%
Staff make the subject interesting
83%
Staff are good at explaining things
83%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
78%
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

17%
Library resources
22%
IT resources
22%
Course specific equipment and facilities
13%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

Staff value students' opinions
Feel part of a community on my course

After graduation


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