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BA Counselling Studies

This degree is awarded by Hull University

Whether paid or unpaid, the need for trained counsellors continues to rise. However increasingly, workers within voluntary, private, statutory and other welfare organisations are required to have a 'duality' in their skill base in terms of a primary and secondary counselling role. This up-to-the-minute programme responds to those demands with the Year 0 option offering people who do not have the required entry qualifications a route on to the full degree programme.
You will undertake a combination of academic and experiential learning, which are considered essential attributes for an effective counsellor.
The programme also provides a route through which students have the opportunity to gain British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy accreditation with additional criteria upon completion.

No Awarding body

Duration of Course:

3 Years

Entry requirements:

You will need a minimum of 120 UCAS points or hold a relevant Access Certificate / Diploma with appropriate units. In line with the widening participation brief, however, the Institute will also encourage applications from students who lack formal qualifications

International Students also require an IELTS score of 5.5 in all areas or a B2 equivalent English Language qualification

How is the course assessed:

Whilst on this programme students will be assessed using a variety of methods: essays, case studies, reports, assessment of practice, recorded evidence, individual and groups presentations, portfolios, reflective assignments, a research proposal together with a final project/dissertation. All assessment methods are designed to incorporate key skills which are transferable to the workplace.

Employment information:

Upon successful completion of this degree, graduates will be equipped with the knowledge and skills to pursue a new career, or advance an existing one that requires them to be able to explore their client's feelings and emotions that are often related to an individual's life experiences. Counsellors often work within a confidential setting which requires them to be able to listen to their clients and offer them time, empathy and respect in order for them to be able to understand themselves from a different perspective. They can often be found working in educational settings including schools, colleges and universities; children's centres and youth agencies; specialised telephone help lines; churches and religious organisations; health care settings such as GP centres, hospitals and mental health settings; and statutory & often set up their own private practice.


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Equal Opportunities

The Grimsby Instutute Group guarantees that it will deal fairly and effectively with all students, staff and visitors and offer equality of opportunity on the basis of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

Students have the right to expect that this will apply to them without prejudice or discrimination and that they also have the obligation to deal fairly and effectively with other students and staff regardless of age, creed, gender, impairment, learning difficulty, marital status, national origin, race, religion or sexuality.

The Grimsby Institute Group will endeavour to comply with the Equality Act 2010 and additional duties, which requires public bodies to make every effort to support persons with disability.

Course was last updated on 6/11/2013