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About the course

If you want to gain a professional qualification which enables you to practice as a counsellor in a number of settings or you would like to enhance your current employment role with qualified counsellor status then this is the course for you. We expect students to join BACP in Year 1 as part of a commitment to professional development.  

This is a 2 year full time course with a 3 year part-time option. Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only.

The course is subject to validation with Plymouth University

Entry Requirements

Students usually need some of the following:

  • 56 UCAS points
  • Access to Higher Education Diploma
  • Satisfactory DBS disclosure required
  • Overseas students must have IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
  • A Level 3 or eqivalent qualification
  • A minimum of Level 2 Certificate in Counselling Skills

You would normally have:

  • Eligible to become a student member of BACP
  • 5 GCSEs A*-C or equivalent including Maths and English

UCAS Application Code

Institution name: BCBC
Institution code: B77
Course code: YA3M
Campus code: B
Short code: FdSc Couns
Application: UCAS
What will I do on this course?

A range of core modules may include:

  • Counselling relationship
  • BACP ethical framework
  • Study skills
  • Counselling skills
  • Theoretical approaches
  • Application to practice
  • Personal development
  • Humanistic approaches: Gestalt, Transactional Analysis, Psychosynthesis and Existential approches
  • Solution-Focussed Therapy
  • Professional practice
  • Human development
  • Working with loss and grief
  • Evidence-based practice and research
  • Mental Health in a Counselling context
  • Supervision, professional and reflective
  • You will also attend a weekly Personal Development Group which contributes to your developing self-awareness.

You will also undertake a minimum 30 hours in a vocation placement some of which can be undertaken prior to the start of the course using your developing counselling skills and knowledge.In Stage 2 you will start your counselling placement and practice as a trainee counsellor in an approved counselling setting to achieve counselling hours with supervision. Additionally you may select from the following modules:

  • Working with children and young people
  • Working with addictions
  • Working with clients who have suffered abuse
  • There is also a Summer School which may include:
  • Art Therapy
  • Creative writing for Personal Development
  • Dance movement
Who is it for?

This course is suitable for the following people:

  • Those wishing to develop a career as a professional counsellor
  • Those wishing to enhance their current employment/professional role
  • Those wishing to develop academic and research skills in counselling
  • Those wishing to work towards professional counsellor individual accreditation
How to apply

Applications for the full-time course are made through UCAS. Applications for the part-time option are made through the College.

For an application form and further information:

Call : 0117 312 5171
Email : heinformation@cityofbristol.ac.uk

 

How Is this course assessed?

We use a wide variety of assessment techniques which are all coursework based: Written assignments, Presentations, Practical skills assessments, Critical reviews, Creative pieces, Portfolio of counselling and supervision logs and reports

What could I do next?

On successful completion of the FdSc you may:

  • Work as a qualified counsellor with an agency, employer or in private practice
  • Use your qualified counsellor status in another professional role
  • Study on a top-up programme leading to the *Plymouth University BSc (Hons) degree or another university top-up programme 

* Subject to validation

Additional cost

Once accepted on to the course applicants must complete the DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) application form prior to enrolling. Once enrolled students must receive a satisfactory DBS disclosure to continue on the course.  Cost: £55. 

Please note the course fees printed below are per academic year only.

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16-18 19+
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