Why study this course?
This Counselling and Coaching BSc (Hons) course offers you an exciting opportunity to obtain an academic degree whilst aiming towards British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership.
This exciting career-focused course will allow you to target jobs in an array of different settings including GP surgeries, charities, universities, schools, colleges and private practices.
More about this course
This intensive academic and practitioner course will improve your job prospects following graduation. You’ll gain practical experience in the counselling and coaching field during your work placement and learn about safeguarding policy, psycho-pharmaceutical matters, risk assessment and risk management, all of which are now critical in health care.
Teaching will be focused on wellbeing via biological, psychological and social perspectives where counselling and coaching skills will be applied continuously. A balance between working with mental health and long-term conditions will be a critical component to this course and we’ll ensure that you’re kept up-to-date with contemporary health care practices.
This programme has been designed in accordance to the British Association for Counselling, Care Quality Commission, National Health Service (NHS) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. In addition to the skills set out by these guidelines, you’ll develop academic skills in conducting research and analysis in counselling and coaching.
The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.
Year 1 modules include:
- Introduction to Counselling Skills (core, 30 credits)
- Introduction to Research in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
- Placement Support and Study Skills (core, 30 credits)
- Safeguarding and Ethics (core, 30 credits)
Year 2 modules include:
- Brief Interventions (core, 15 credits)
- Counselling and Coaching Across the Lifespan (core, 30 credits)
- Placement support (level 2) (core, 30 credits)
- Psychology and Employment (core, 15 credits)
- Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology (core, 30 credits)
Year 3 modules include:
- Placement support – level 3 (core, 30 credits)
- Psychology Project (core, 30 credits)
- Drug and alcohol counselling (option, 15 credits)
- Psychology of Learning and Education (option, 15 credits)
- Qualitative Research Methods in Psychology (option, 15 credits)
- Sex and Sexuality (option, 15 credits)
- The Brain Wise Counsellor (option, 15 credits)
- Understanding psychopathology in counselling practice (option, 15 credits)
- Working with Diversity (option, 15 credits)
Where this course can take you
You’ll develop transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management, organisation, IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. Since this is a practitioner course, you may be employed by your current placement or choose an alternative work environment. This may be in a private, university, school, college or NHS practice.
On completion of this degree you can also continue on to postgraduate study.