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Integrative Counselling Practice (Yr 2 of 3) (Level 5 Foundation Degree)

Care & Health

Course Overview

This course aims to provide students with a comprehensive and flexible framework of education and training, which will facilitate safe practice in both counselling and the use of counselling skills in related areas of professional practice.
Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice has been Accredited by the National Counselling Society which means that graduates have a more straightforward route to apply for registration.
As they progress through the course, students gain knowledge of key aspects of the counselling process. Individual modules address learning around Cognitive Behavioural Approaches, Understanding the Client in Context and undertake Supervised Placement. Students will also practice skills in the various modules. Learning is built on the accumulated experience of staff of the University and the partner colleges.
A mandatory requirement is that students are deemed fit for placement. Each student must have Access NI Clearance and be deemed ‘placement ready’ by the College and Course Team.
  • Study Mode
  • Duration
    30 Weeks
  • Campus
    Strand Road
  • Course Code

Available Sessions

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  • Course: Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice (Yr 2 of 3)
    Campus: Strand Road
    Type: Part Time
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Course Offering

  • Site location Strand Road
  • Dates
  • Full tuition fee £ 600
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Entry Requirements

UK Requirements

No Interview Required: Normal progression to Year 2 of the Foundation Degree requires successful completion of all Year 1 assessments.

Additional Information

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. Students must obtain their own placement in year 2. 30 hours of personal therapy @ approximately £40 per hour (£800) 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 McGrann (028 7127 6365).


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