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East Sussex College

Person Centred Counselling (Top-up)

UCAS Code: B943

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

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1.0year

Full-time | 2021

Validated by the University of Brighton, this 1 year Top-Up Honours Degree is designed to develop person-centred counselling practice, theoretical knowledge, and research skills in relation to current practice and research.

The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is a top-up year programme over three terms for counsellors with a Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counselling qualification at level 6 and which meet all the required standards for counsellors in training for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

**WHAT WILL YOU STUDY?**
The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is a top-up year programme over three terms for counsellors with a Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counselling qualification at level 6 and which meet all the required standards for counsellors in training for the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

The BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling is modular based comprising 1 x 60 credit project-based module which forms a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counselling in specific therapeutic settings, and 3 x 20 credit modules which will focus on; Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive and Creative Therapy and Issues of Diversity.

The course consists of course work and placement work. Course work includes modules over a single term focused on the development of professional practice in term 1, expressive and creative therapy in term 2, and issues of diversity In term three. Placement work is connected to the applied practice module which runs over the three terms of the course in which students examine and critically evaluate their person-centred counselling practice using a range of research methods and assessment scales.

**WHO IS THIS COURSE FOR?**
This course is designed for qualified Person-Centred, Humanistic or Integrative counsellors who want to build on their understanding of the person-centred theory and practice across a range of therapeutic work and who are interested in critically examining and evaluating the necessity and sufficiency of person-centred therapeutic conditions. The course is also designed for those qualified counsellors who want to expand their understanding of professional practice and ethics and issues of diversity in counselling practice, and for those who want to include creative and expressive therapy in their practices. Though the course has a strong academic theme,
experiential learning forms the base for all teaching and learning on the course.

**WHAT CAN YOU DO AFTER THIS COURSE?**
Graduates will gain a BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling from the University of Brighton.

Current demands by employers are for higher professional qualifications than Diploma and Foundation Degree standard for qualified counsellors. At management, education and supervision levels, a top up BSc (Hons) in Person-Centred Counselling would improve employment opportunities for counsellors qualified at Diploma and Foundation Degree level.

Modules

This modular course will consist of a 60 credit project based on a body of knowledge about the effectiveness of person-centred counseling in specific therapeutic settings. 3 assignments will be set on Professional Practice and Ethics, Expressive & Creative Therapy and also Issues of Diversity.

Assessment methods

You will be assessed on written assignments.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,500
per year
EU
£7,900
per year
International
£7,900
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,500
per year
Scotland
£7,500
per year
Wales
£7,500
per year

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Course location:

Lewes

Department:

Health and Social Studies

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