Year 1 of BSc (Hons) Integrative Counselling

Applications open on 1st March 2017

This year is comprised of nine weekends and four separate seminar days. It is for people who have little or no experience in the use of counselling skills, who may seek one or more of the following:

  • Personal development of self and relationships
  • Development of counselling skills in the course of their work
  • Further training as a counsellor
  • University credits and a first year of training of a BSc (Hons) degree in Integrative Counselling.

Entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Must be able to show learning ability to work at a FHEQ level 4. This will mean that the applicant can apply knowledge and skills in a range of activities, make reasoned judgements and direct own learning
  • Two character references

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
  • 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
  • 2 essays
  • Written self assessment
  • 20 minute presentation

Successful completion of this year course is achieved by:

  • 80% attendance
  • Skills and written work assessed at pass level
  • Completion of 35 personal therapy hours

Progression to year 2 depends on completing all the year 1 requirements, and the recommendation of the Programme Lead.


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