Leaflet Code: CR40244PT
The Foundation Degree programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of counselling, across the private, voluntary, independent and statutory sectors.
The programme has been developed in response to continuing demand for mental health services in the region.
The award reflects contemporary applications of humanistic counselling modalities applicable to a range of professional settings and equips the practitioner with the knowledge and skills recommended for best practice.
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.
There is also a clear work-related element that reflects the need to apply knowledge and skills within the workplace and to reflect in detail on theory and practice in supervision. This will not only provide students with valuable work-related experience but also greatly enhance their employability on completion of the programme. In year 2 of the Foundation Degree you will need to complete 100 hours supervised work placement which will be supported with a clinical supervisor.
- Shena Simon Campus
- Part Time
- 4 years
- September 2022
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.
Academic Entry requirements
• Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent
Non-academic entry Requirements
What will I be studying?
Preparation for Work Practice (20 credits)
Professional and Academic Development for Counselling (20 credits)
Theory of Person-Centred Counselling (20 credits)
How will I be assessed?
100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations
100% Coursework including written, discussions and presentations
Fees, Finance and Funding
Course Associated Costs
BACP student membership £85 per year, insurance £50-£100 per year.
Placements charge nominal fee up to £60 per month.
Digital recording device £50 (phones are not allowed).
You may be required to have an enhanced DBS check for this course to ensure you meet both our and industry safeguarding requirements. Please note there will be an additional cost to your course fees to cover Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) checks. Please see the GOV.UK website for DBS costs.
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