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Bradford College

Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings

UCAS Code: CL85

Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)

Entry requirements


Minimum two GCE A level subjects.

Pass including 45 credits at Level 3 required.

GCSE/National 4/National 5

Minimum five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C/4 or above (one of which must be English).

Pearson BTEC Level 3 National Extended Diploma

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Minimum two Scottish Higher subjects.

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Standard entry qualifications are passes in two GCE A levels, or the equivalent, such as AS levels, BTEC Level 3, GNVQ Advanced, or successful completion of an accredited Access course. plus five GCSE subjects including three at GCSE Grade C/4 or above (one of which must be English).

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About this course


Course option

3years

Full-time | 2018

Subject

Social work

If you are interested in human behaviour and have a desire to help people, this course is perfect for you. It combines high level counselling skills with psychological understanding to give you a range of insights and perspectives on human behaviour, problems and concerns. Exploring these issues within a variety of community settings will provide you with a fascinating and practical experience. You will develop a deeper understanding of the application of theory to practice and will acquire evaluation skills through the progressive building of research skills over all three years of the course, undertaking increasingly independent practitioner research activities in a range of modules. Psychology modules encourage you to think critically about humanity and theories of how the mind works. Counselling modules offer you the opportunity to develop a theoretical understanding as well as practical counselling skills. Through the learning process you will also enhance your self development. Counselling modules on the course are quality checked by the National Counselling Society.

Modules

Modules at Level 4: Counselling Theory and Practice 1 - Introduction to the Person centred Approach; Psychology of Self and Identity; Interpersonal Communication; Politics of Social Policy; Planning for Personal Development; Introduction to Psychology and Human Development. Modules at Level 5: Counselling Theory and Practice 2: Developing Counselling Practice; Understanding Interpersonal Behaviour; Inter-professional Practice; Counselling Theory and Practice 3: Group Supervision; Critical Analysis and Research Methodology; Fieldwork Placement. You will undertake a fieldwork placement in Level 5 (Year 2) for three days a week over a 12-week period. By this time, other modules in the programme will have helped prepare you for this experience, which can be demanding but is invariably rewarding. A wide variety of fieldwork agencies and community settings are currently in use and we will work with you closely to find the placement opportunity that meets your needs. Modules at Level 6: Critical Issues in Psychology 1 and 2; Therapeutic Intervention in Community Settings; Independent Research Project; Counselling Theory and Practice 4: A Comparative Perspective; Counselling Theory and Practice 5: The Person Centred Approach in Context.

Assessment methods

Teaching and learning are conducted through a variety of methods, which include lectures, group work, seminars, presentations and independent focused research for the dissertation module. Blended learning through Moodle (the College virtual learning environment) is used in all modules. A variety of assessment procedures will be used on your course, including: learning records, essays, presentations, assessment of practice, case study analysis, two examinations and independent project work. For Counselling Practice modules, self-reflection, peer and tutor feedback will form the basis of assessment.

Tuition fees

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England
£7,950
per year
EU
£7,950
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,950
per year
Scotland
£7,950
per year
Wales
£7,950
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Health and Social Care

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Teaching and learning

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Staff make the subject interesting
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Staff are good at explaining things
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Ideas and concepts are explored in-depth
95%
Opportunities to apply what I've learned

Assessment and feedback

Feedback on work has been timely
Feedback on work has been helpful
Staff are contactable when needed
Good advice available when making study choices

Resources and organisation

58%
Library resources
71%
IT resources
74%
Course specific equipment and facilities
60%
Course is well organised and has run smoothly

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Staff value students' opinions
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