In the Counselling FdSc, we focus on the Person-Centred counselling model. Throughout the programme, you will develop the skills and personal awareness needed to foster a lasting therapeutic relationship. You’ll learn through experience and communicating the core conditions of the Person-Centred Approach: empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard.
This foundation degree will equip you with everything you need to practice as a counsellor in a number of settings. This course is an ideal opportunity for those who would like to enhance their current role with qualified counsellor status.
The course will place you in an excellent position to meet possible training requirements for counsellor registration. This course can help you obtain employment in a variety of settings such as schools and colleges, the NHS, different counselling agencies (e.g. bereavement, alcohol) and private practice. The qualification may also enhance possibilities for development in an existing role. Existing students also have the opportunity to access the new Integrative Counselling BA (Hons) Top-Up course.
Year 1 (Level 4 Modules)
Person-Centred Approaches in Counselling
Social Political and Cultural Context of Counselling
Human Growth and Development
Personal and Professional Development 1 (double module)
Independent Work-based Learning 1 (double module)
Comparative Theoretical Approaches
Counselling for Loss and Grief
Year 2 (Level 5 Modules)
Introduction to Counselling Research
Developing the Skills of Person-centred Counselling
Personal and Professional Development 2
Introduction to Counselling Ethics and the Law Relating to Counselling
Work-based Learning 2
4 & 5
Full-Time: (one day per week, plus a day per week for work based placement)
UCAS course code B941 campus code C
The course provides opportunities to test understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or ‘formative’ assignments. Each module has one or more formal or ‘summative’ assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
Assessment methods comprise a range of coursework assessments such as journals, personal-development plans, reflective reports, leaflet design, portfolios, case studies and presentations, as well as counselling skills assessments. In the first year there is an independent work-based learning project and in the second year an independent research project.
The precise assessment requirements for an individual student in an academic year will vary according to the year of study.