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Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions (Foundation Entry)

Entry requirements


64 UCAS points at A2

64 UCAS points

GCSE/National 4/National 5

5 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or above including Maths and English or equivalent. Equivalent qualifications are Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English or Level 3 Key Skills in Maths and Communication.

64 UCAS points at Higher Level subjects

72 UCAS points

OCR Cambridge Technical Diploma

MM

OCR Cambridge Technical Extended Diploma

MPP

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MM

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma (first teaching from September 2016)

MPP

64 UCAS points

64 UCAS points

T Level

P

P (D or E)

UCAS Tariff

64

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About this course


Course option

4.0years

Full-time | 2022

Subject

Counselling

**Course Overview**

- On our Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions Foundation Entry programme you’ll get to study three different approaches to the field: psychoanalytical, humanistic and cognitive behavioural.

- Foundation Entry degree courses are ideal if you’ve got the ability to study for a degree, but don’t have the necessary formal qualifications to directly join an Honours programme. It’s entirely unique, and a great stepping stone to degree study.

- You’ll consider what counselling and psychotherapy actually are, and be introduced to the three major theories that underpin counselling and psychotherapy work in today's society.

- During your Foundation Entry Year, you’ll study alongside peers from related courses, so you’ll gain a broad introduction to social care.

- We focus on teaching the interpersonal skills common to counselling situations and experiential learning.

**Why study with us**

- Counselling, Psychotherapy and Occupational Therapy at the University is 3rd in the North West for assessment and feedback, National Student Survey (NSS) 2019.

- All our course facilitators operate within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.

- You’ll complete a year placement, which will help you to prepare for work in the field of counselling.

We’re committed to the values and principles of the NHS Constitution and these are integral to our health programmes. The approaches to delivery and the content of our programmes aim to foster a culture which embraces the NHS Values of:

- Working together for patients

- Respect and dignity

- Commitment to quality of care

- Compassion

- Improving lives

- Everyone counts

- As part of the course you will have the opportunity to hear about the experiences of service users, carers, patients and public members via our community engagement and service user support groups (Comensus).

Modules

Modules are subject to change due to a recent revalidation and course title change.

Year 1: Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care, Learning development and using information communication technology to present information, Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1), Developing skills for delivering health & social care (2), Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease, Measuring Health and Wellbeing

Year 2: Introduction to the Unconscious, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Human Being in Context, Introduction to Person-Centred Counselling and Counselling Skills, Key Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy, An elective module

Year 3: Development of the Unconscious in Britain, Counselling Perspectives on Mental Health, Intermediate Counselling Skills in Practice, Person-Centred Counselling Theory in Context, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy – Skills and Interventions, The Research Process

Year 4: Psychoanalysis in Context, Enhanced Counselling Skills and Personal Development, Metacognitive Therapy and Theory, Integration and Contemporary Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dissertation. And one of: Personal Development, Expressive Art and Therapy, Solution Focussed Interventions

Tuition fees

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

Channel Islands
£5,500
per year
England
£5,500
per year
Northern Ireland
£5,500
per year
Scotland
£5,500
per year
Wales
£5,500
per year

The Uni


Course location:

University of Central Lancashire

Department:

School of Community Health and Midwifery

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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.

61%
low
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

79%
Staff make the subject interesting
90%
Staff are good at explaining things
81%
Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
52%
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

86%
Library resources
90%
IT resources
83%
Course specific equipment and facilities
43%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

Student voice

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

Who studies this subject and how do they get on?

97%
UK students
3%
International students
18%
Male students
82%
Female students
88%
2:1 or above
35%
First year drop out rate

Most popular A-Levels studied (and grade achieved)

B
D
B

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.

Others in subjects allied to medicine

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.

£21,909
med
Average annual salary
98%
med
Employed or in further education
58%
med
Employed in a role where degree was essential or beneficial

Top job areas of graduates

46%
Nursing and midwifery professionals
12%
Caring personal services
9%
Welfare and housing associate professionals

What about your long term prospects?

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

Allied health

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

£21k

£21k

£20k

£20k

£18k

£18k

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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