Year 3 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Applications open on 1st March 2017

This year is comprised of twelve weekends and four separate seminar days. It is for people who have completed the training requirements of year 2 or an equivalent training and who may be seeking one or more of the following:

  • Further development of theoretical underpinning of practice
  • Employment as a counsellor in an agency or in private practice
  • University credits and a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling
  • If you APL into year 3 you will not be eligible to apply for UKCP registration at the end of the course. However you may meet the requirements for BACP accreditation

Entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Completion of Matrix year 2 or the equivalent
  • Can show learning ability to work at a FHEQ level 6 and show an ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad base of knowledge and skills, be able to critically review and create a coherent body of knowledge and skills suitable for their own individual work context and personality, make reasoned judgements and direct own learning
  • One character reference and one professional reference

At interview the applicant must show:

  • Motivation and commitment to learning and self-development
  • The ability and willingness to cope with the academic and experiential components of the course
  • Commitment to work to ethical standards of supervision and anti-oppressive practice
  • Personal readiness for the demands of the training

Training methods include:

  • Discussion time
  • Experiential exercises
  • Didactic teaching
  • Role play
  • Practice in small groups
  • Skills practice

Written work includes:

  • Personal learning journal
  • 1 essay and 1 research project
  • Written self assessment
  • Case study
  • 30 minute presentation

Counselling practice and supervision:

Students will be expected to gain counselling practice in a placement. Staff will give guidance and help in doing this. Supervision requirements follow the UKCP guidelines for trainees.

Successful completion of this year is achieved by:

  • 80% attendance
  • All written work at pass level
  • Completion of 150 hours of supervised counselling practice
  • Completion of 35 hours of personal therapy hours
  • External assessment interview