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Integrative Counselling Practice (Yr 1 of 3) (Level 5 Foundation Degree)

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Care & Health

Course Overview

This professional programme in counselling, has been designed in consultation with industry partners, professional and academic bodies. The course is offered part-time over 3 years of study. It is awarded and validated by Ulster University and is accredited by the British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and successful completion of the full award confers fitness to practice counselling. The course aims to develop students with the required attributes, skills and competencies to work effectively and ethically with adults who wish to avail of professional counselling. The course is structured around 11 taught modules. These are delivered via a blended approach to teaching and learning which involves opportunities for face-to-face lectures, student led seminars, group work, counselling practice with peers and online teaching. All modules are compulsory and represent 120 credits of learning at L4 and 120 credits of learning at L5. Successful completion of 240 credits of study, including the successful completion of the clinical practice components, result in the award of Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice.
  • Study Mode
    Part-Time
  • Duration
    3 Years
  • Campus
    Limavady
    Strand Road

Available Sessions

  • Course
    Campus
    Type
    Start Date
    Fees
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Integrative Counselling Practice (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees:
    Part time per annum fee to be confirmed
  • Course: Ulster University Level 5 Foundation Degree (FdSc) Integrative Counselling Practice (Yr 1 of 3)
    Campus: Limavady
    Type: Part Time
    Start Date: 16/09/2024
    Fees:
    Part time per annum fee to be confirmed

You may be eligible for funding on this course *

If you are an employer or employee of a NI based company

If you are an individual based in NI that needs to upskill

* Terms and Conditions apply

Course Offering

  • Site location Limavady Main St Strand Road
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Awarding Body

Ab bacp

Course Modules

  • Integrative Skills 1
  • Personal Integration
  • Integrative Skills 2 Therapeutic Development
  • CBT
  • Supervised Practice 2
  • Psychodynamic Theory
  • Integrating Self
  • Integrating Humanistic Theory and Skills
  • Ethics and Professional Practice
  • Psychosocial Development across the Lifespan
  • Supervised Practice 1
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age or over. As places are limited, early application is required. All applicants must meet the general entrance requirements and the standard offer for this course is 48 UCAS points as a minimum. The requirements may be met in the following ways: 1. Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (GCSE English Language Grades A-C/4-9 or equivalent. Essential Skills L2 Communication is acceptable) and Maths (grades A-C/4-9 or equivalent. Essential Skills L2 Use of Number is acceptable). * GCSE English Language (Grades A-C/4-9 or acceptable equivalent) and maths (Grades A-C/4-9 or acceptable equivalent) may be used as part of the GCSE requirement. 1. Provide evidence of passes in five subjects, two of which must be at A-Level (Grades A-E) and three at GCSE level* (Grades A-C/4-9); or 2. Provide evidence of passes in four subjects, three of which must be at A-Level (Grades A-E) and one at GCSE level* (Grades A- C/4-9); or 3. Provide evidence of an approved qualification at an equivalent level such as a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Access to Higher Education qualification or equivalent**; or 4. Provide evidence, for a process of formal accreditation of learning you have gained through work or other experience (APEL). ** For information on common alternative Level 3 qualifications, please refer to the Ulster University Entrance Requirements and Equivalence of Qualifications table available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements Whilst applicants who do not possess the above qualifications may gain entry to the course through the Accreditation of Prior Learning route (APEL), please note that certificated evidence of English and Maths subjects are required and APEL for these subjects is only considered in exceptional cases. Applicants who are considering this route should contact Stephen Sheridan in Learning Link for guidance. stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk. T 02871276111 APEL takes several weeks and will close on 1st May 2023 so early application is recommended. In addition to the academic requirements, applicants must demonstrate personal qualities and attributes required for counselling practice. Completion of the Level 4 Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies course, or an equivalent substantial counselling qualification, is recommended and desirable. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each University’s admission and progression requirements and the impact of using student finance before enrolling on a course at the College. Note: vocational qualifications from some awarding bodies are not accepted by the university.

ROI Requirements

Students must be 18 years of age or over. As places are limited early application is required. All applicants must meet the general entrance requirements and the standard offer for this course is 48 UCAS points as a minimum. The requirements may be met in the following ways: 1. Provide evidence of competence in written and spoken English (Leaving Cert English grades 04 or above or equivalent. Essential Skills L2 Communication is acceptable) and Maths (grades 04 or above or equivalent. Essential Skills L2 Use of Number is acceptable).* Leaving Cert English (Grade 04) or acceptable equivalent) and Maths (Grade 04 or acceptable equivalent) may be used as part of the Leaving Cert requirement. 2. Provide evidence of passes in five subjects, two of which must be at Higher Level and three at Ordinary level* (04 or above); or 3. Provide evidence of passes in four subjects, three of which must be at Higher Level and one at Ordinary level* (grades 04 or above); or 3. Provide evidence of an approved qualification at an equivalent level such as a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma or Access to Higher Education qualification or equivalent**; or 4. Provide evidence, for a process of formal accreditation of learning you have gained through work or other experience (APEL). ** For information on common alternative Level 3 qualifications, please refer to the Ulster ROI should read - University Entrance Requirements and Equivalence of Qualifications table available at https://www.ulster.ac.uk/study/entrance-requirements Whilst applicants who do not possess the above qualifications may gain entry to the course through the Accreditation of Prior Learning route (APEL), please note that certificated evidence of English and Maths subjects are required and APEL for these subjects is only considered in exceptional cases. Applicants who are considering this route should contact Stephen Sheridan in Learning Link for guidance. stephen.sheridan@nwrc.ac.uk. T 02871276111 APEL takes several weeks and will close on 1 May 2023; therefore, an early application is recommended. In addition to the academic requirements, applicants must demonstrate personal qualities and attributes required for counselling practice. Completion of the Level 4 Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies course or an equivalent substantial counselling qualification is recommended and desirable. Note: It is the responsibility of the applicant to check each university’s admission and progression requirements and the impact of using student finance before enrolling on a course at the College. Note: vocational qualifications from some awarding bodies are not accepted by the university.

Additional Requirements Prior to Entry

Interview Required
Access NI Check

Work Placement

Work placement is required in Year 2 Semester 2. Students need to secure a suitable work placement for their client work.

What's Next?

Further Study

Students completing the three years can progress to the final 18 months of a BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling.

Career Prospects

Those graduating can gain employment in the NHS, private practice or Counselling agencies.

Additional Information

This award of the Foundation Degree is achieved after three years part time study (240 credits), which includes 100 hours of supervised professional practice. Students will have to obtain their own placement in year 2. For those not intending to gain a practice qualification, an optional academic route is available leading to a Certificate of Higher Education in Counselling Studies, which is completed in the second year of the programme. We believe it is important to emphasise to prospective applicants that this course requires a substantial commitment of time and effort and can prove demanding in a number of respects; intellectually, physically, emotionally, personally and financially. The following illustration outlines course requirements and costs in addition to tuition and registration fees over the 3 years: 100 hours of supervised professional practice; 30 hours of personal therapy @ approximately £40 per hour (£1200); Clinical supervision; approximately 20 sessions of 1 hour, costing approximately £40 per session (£800); Professional Association membership ~ approximately £65 per year (£195) (NCS, BACP, IACP, ACC, UKCP…,); Personal Insurance ~ approximately £50 per year (£100) For further information contact: Course Director Joe Mc Grann (028 7127 6365). Joe.McGrann@nwrc.ac.uk Please note :This course is in high demand & places are limited. Early application & enrolment following successful interview is strongly advised to secure your place.

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