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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 (first teaching from September 2016)

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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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Course option

3years

Full-time | 2019

Other options

6.0 years | Part-time | 2019

Subject

Counselling

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.

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 Theory and Practice modules 1-5, which form part of the BA (Hons) Counselling and Psychology in Community Settings are quality checked by the National Counselling Society (NCS).

Our graduates have gone on to work with: substance misuse, homelessness, domestic violence and mental health. Others have gone on to join the police or train as social workers, counsellors, nurses and teachers. A number have progressed to postgraduate study to specialise in areas of counselling or psychology. The course offers a basis for progression towards relevant professional accreditation.

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; 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
£8,750
per year
Northern Ireland
£8,750
per year
Scotland
£8,750
per year
Wales
£8,750
per year

The Uni


Course location:

Bradford College

Department:

School of Social Care and Community Practice

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