BA (Hons) (Top-Up)
Leaflet Code: CR40248JFT


The BA (Hons) Counselling (Top up) programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of the counselling professions, within private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors.

The programme has been developed in response to continuing demand for counselling skills, training and mental health services in the region.

The award reflects contemporary applications of humanistic counselling modalities and other approaches, applicable to a range of client needs and professional settings. It equips the practitioner with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice within a range of primary care.

The educational focus of the programme involves students building on existing knowledge and skills to enable their professional and academic development, and supports the concept of lifelong learning and continuing professional development.

Students will complete 70 hours of client casework (paid or unpaid) and undertake a minimum of 30 hours CPD.

  • Shena Simon Campus
  • Full Time
  • 1 year
  • January 2024

Awarding Partner:

Sheffield Hallam University

You will be taught by a team of experienced educators with a wealth of knowledge and experience from the counselling profession.

All staff have or are working towards higher level Master’s and/or professional industry-based qualifications. Our staff maintain strong links with Sheffield Hallam University and regularly update their knowledge and skills with the university and through sector links and professional communities of practice.

All candidates will be invited in for an interview and will be required to complete a written essay and carry out an individual presentation, to assess their suitability for the programme.

Compassion Focused Therapy (20 credits)

Contemporary Issues In Counselling (20 credits)

Counselling CPD (20 credits)

Dissertation (40 credits)

Mindfulness In Counselling (20 credits)

Level 6
100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations

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All students are subject to UCEN Manchester’s Terms and Conditions from the date they accept an offer to study here, full details of which can be found here. The UCEN Manchester Admissions Policy and Procedure can be found here.