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Warwickshire College Group

Counselling and Psychotherapy (Cognitive Behavioural)

UCAS Code: B940

Foundation Degree in Science - FdSc

Entry requirements


GCSE/National 4/National 5

4 GCSEs at Grade C or above (including Maths and English)

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About this course


Course option

2.0years

Full-time | 2020

Counselling as a profession has been rising in profile for the past 20 years in the UK and is now an accepted and expected part of health services. Government initiatives, both to increase the availability of counselling as a treatment (Increasing Availability of Psychological Therapies) and also to increase public safety for those accessing counselling intervention (Regulation of Counselling & Psychotherapy), have propelled counselling into public awareness and increased its attractiveness as a profession.

This course has been designed to meet professional guidelines set out by the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy (BACP) and will cover topics such as Ethics, the Law and Cultural Competence, Mental Health and Well-Being; including issues relating to loss and grief and psychopharmacology. Accordingly, all students will be required to undertake extensive work-based learning which will provide you with an appreciation of issues in ethical practice towards the physical, emotional and mental safety of both client and counsellor/therapist in the counselling and therapy profession.

Work-based learning is also designed to help develop the student's abilities in the establishment and maintenance of a productive therapeutic alliance, as well as developing students abilities to make informed decisions in the counselling and therapy profession.

As part of the programme of study students will have the opportunity to explore different models of Counselling Theory. This will enable students to make an informed choice of pathway which includes Cognitive Behavioural Therapy or a Person Centred Approach. Upon successful completion of the Foundation degree, graduates will be able to apply for membership of BACP.

Modules

Year 1 modules include:
Modality in Counselling: CBT,
Personal and Professional Development 1,
Ethics, Law and Cultural Competence,
Counselling Children and Young People,
ASSET (academic study skills and employability).

Year 2 modules:
Introduction to Counselling Research,
Personal and Professional Development 2,
Advanced Modality: CBT,
Mental Health and Wellbeing.

Assessment methods

A wide range of assessment methods have been devised to test a range of student skills. Assessment types include seminar papers, tests, reports, presentations and examinations (including practical examinations).

Tuition fees

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England
£7,975
per year
EU
£7,975
per year
Northern Ireland
£7,975
per year
Scotland
£7,975
per year
Wales
£7,975
per year

The Uni


Course locations:

Evesham College

Royal Leamington Spa College

Department:

Health and Care

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