Year 2 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 year 1 or an equivalent training and who may be seeking one or more of the following:

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

Entry requirements:

  • Must be at least 23 years of age
  • Completion of the Matrix foundation course or the equivalent of at least 100 hours of skills training
  • Can show learning ability to work at FHEQ level 5 and can show an ability to develop a rigorous approach to the acquisition of a broad base of knowledge and skills, make reasoned judgements and direct own learning
  • One character reference and one professional/academic 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
  • 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
  • 2 essays
  • Written self assessment
  • Case study
  • 20 minute presentation

Counselling practice and supervision:

Students will be expected to seek out opportunities for counselling practice in a placement. Generally client work will start in the first term, after sign off by the Programme Lead. Staff will give guidance and help in finding a clinical placement. 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 100 hours of supervised counselling practice
  • Completion of 35 hours of personal therapy hours
  • External assessment interview

Progression to year 3 depends on completing all the year 2 requirements (with the exception of the case study which may be still in progress) and the recommendation of the Programme Lead.


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