Overview

The Certificate of Higher Education programme is designed to provide an academic pathway for individuals aspiring to work within the field of the human professions, where counselling skills can be integrated into an existing job role, across the 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 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

Location
Fielden Campus
Attendance
Part Time
Duration
2 years
Start
September 2021
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.

• Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills or equivalent
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. Good level of English required.

Preparation for Work Practice (20 credits)


Professional and Academic Development for Counselling (20 credits)


Theory of Person-Centred Counselling (20 credits)
Level 4
100% Coursework, including written, discussions and presentations
To download the Tuition Fees information for 2021/22 please visit: https://ucenmcr.tmc.ac.uk/study/fees-and-finance/he
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All of the books required for the course are available either from the library or as e-books. However, many students choose to buy some of the core textbooks for the course and/or a laptop. You may also need to print assignments and other documents. Campus printing costs start from 5p per page. Estimated costs are £300 for a laptop and up to £60 each year for books and printing If undertaking work experience (which may be paid or unpaid) you may also need to factor in travel costs to your place of work.

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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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.


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