Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree (B943, B942, B941)


Coventry University

Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice

HNC/HND/BA (Hons) Degree

Requirements / Wymagania

Minimum 2 przedmioty na poziomie rozszerzonym (j. ang. się wlicza) - minimum 55%
J. angielski - minimum 75%
Średnia z matury


Certyfikat językowy IELTS opcjonalnie jeśli nie spełnisz powyższych wymagań z matury 6.0, żaden z komponentów nie może być niższy niż 5.5 -
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You will gain an in-depth understanding about the counselling field and the factors that impact on a person’s self-development and ability to change. The course has been developed around an integrative model based in person-centred practice to provide a framework to integrate theories and acknowledge the complexities of human problems in a meaningful way and produce reflective practitioners who are equipped to meet the future challenges in counselling.

This programme offers a robust content that is relevant to contemporary counselling studies and practice that will enable you to develop into an autonomous learner and progress onto your chosen career. It will support a range of learners including those looking to progress academically and those wishing to support or broaden your work based skills and learning.



What will I learn? 

Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice HNC (year 1)

  • The Therapeutic Relationship
  • Counselling Skills
  • Social, Legal and Ethical context of Counselling
  • Personal Development and Reflective Practice

Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice HND (year 2)

  • Counselling Integration
  • Mental Health Counselling
  • The Developing Self
  • Brief Therapy in Time Constrained Way

Integrative Counselling Theory and Practice BA (Hons) Degree (year 3)

  • Researching and assessing in counselling
  • Advanced skills in Integrative Counselling and the therapeutic process
  • Working with Attachment, Loss and Bereavement
  • Research Project

A successful graduate of the BA (Hons) will be able to demonstrate that they can provide:

  • An analysis of integrative counselling theories and critically evaluate these in relation to own practice
  • An evaluation of own practice and the role of supervision to enhance practice
  • Knowledge of the care and support of clients which reflects emerging themes from research as well as relevant current government policy and legislation
  • The ability to confidently use secondary research skills, by gathering, retrieving, reviewing and synthesising information appropriate to area of study in relation to counselling and/or supervision
  • An assessment of relevant counselling theories to use in attachment and bereavement counseling practice
  • An opportunity for continued career progression and continued professional development (CPD)

How will this course be taught? 

This course will be taught through a variety of methods – lectures, tutorials, self-directed learning, textbooks, module webs, scenario based learning sets, professional libraries and resources, journals and case studies, seminars, discussion forums and peer-to-peer learning.

How will I be assessed? 

Assessment will take the form of individual and group coursework, which is vocationally relevant. The wide range of assessment techniques used at CU Coventry will ensure that you have every opportunity to demonstrate your skills and knowledge in full.

There are no traditional final examinations to worry about. Instead, we will assess your learning through course work and phase tests. Assessments take place during and at the end of each six-week block.

Teaching contact hours 

As a full-time student a normal learning block will mean that you get 18 hours of teaching each week in groups of approximately 25 – 50 students. Depending on the course you have chosen, you will attend morning (9am - 1pm) or afternoon (2pm - 6pm) sessions. You will also need to attend one two-hour tutorial each week.

Part-time students will study on Saturdays 9.00 - 18.00. 

How will this course enhance my career prospects? 

Today’s employers in the public, private and voluntary counselling sectors seek professionals to raise the standards and quality of service provision.

The programme is tailored to prepare you for the employment market by ensuring that foundations, for entering into the counselling field, are laid by providing opportunities to develop key employability skills valued by employers; skills of team work, independent work, presentation, role play and an ability to articulate effectively in a variety of contexts. You will also be able to take advantage of a placement within an agency as part of the course.

Possible career opportunities include: NHS initiatives e.g. Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT); educational institutions: schools, colleges and Universities; Employee Assistance Programmes (EAPS); Local Authority employee services programmes; Charitable agencies and Private Practice.


How much does it cost?

Full-time course is: £7,102 per year

For the academic year 2017/18, each six week block will cost £1,775.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £7,102. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Coventry Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials.

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2017/18 each block for part-time students will cost £1,775.50. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2017/18 is: £7,102.


As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Coventry from Student Finance England. 

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