• Course
    Overview
  • Units and
    Structure
  • Entry
    Requirements
  • Student
    Support

Course Overview

The aims of the programme are:

  • To develop a critical understanding of solution focused and CBT concepts
  • To develop a critical understanding of theoretical approaches and their application to specific issues (anxiety, depression)
  • To develop an enhanced understanding of complex issues encountered in the counselling field, such as addiction, OCD and trauma
  • To develop self-awareness and reflexivity in relation to self and others
  • To enhance practitioners’ professional skills
  • To gain academic competence and enhance research skills
  • To develop inclusive practice, taking on challenges in complex environments

Students are expected to develop their own independent thinking in order to develop their professional and personal identity. There is a specific emphasis throughout the course on the integration of theory and practice and the use of supervision.

Level
Level 6
Duration
1 year full-time
Awarding Body
University of Hull
UCAS Code
B940
Please note: our institute and UCAS codes have changed. Please see further information on our how to apply page.
Course Fees
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Units and Structure

The BA in Counselling Solutions takes place at University Centre Doncaster, offering a combination of lectures, small group work, seminars and practice skills. It takes place from 9.30-5 on a Thursday for 30 weeks during term times.

It comprises 4 modules of 20 credits each at Level 6. In addition there is a long thin module running alongside the four modules, linked to placement and practice and including a minimum of 50 supervised clinical practice hours, at 40 credits at Level 6.

  • Module 1: Solutions for Depression (Solution Focused Therapy, Psychodynamic Therapy and CBT)
  • Module 2: Research and Practice (online/blended, focusing on the use of the VLE)
  • Module 3: Solutions for Anxiety (Systemic, Psychodynamic and Cognitive Behavioural approaches)
  • Module 4: Solutions for Complexities (addiction, trauma, the self of the therapist, difference and diversity
  • Module 5: Clinical Placement and Contemporary Practice

Entry Requirements

You'll need to have:

Applicants must have a counselling qualification at Level 5 and access to a practice base. They must meet standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent qualification.

The course is for counselling practitioners wishing to access further professional and academic qualifications.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.

Tutors and Student Support

Student Support and Facilities

As a student, you’ll have access to a wide range of facilities, services and support, including:

  • Step outside the classroom  and access our state of the art facilities as well as 3 huge Learning Resource Centres with thousands of resources to use
  • With hands-on experience you’ll be prepared for employment with a competitive edge.
  • A dedicated impartial careers advice team to help you on your future path
  • Our wide range of courses means that we can offer the right paths to get you where you need to be
  • Our Hub campus is right in the heart of the town centre meaning you can find your way to us easily
  • Outstanding student support throughout your studies with us.

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Professional context

The course is designed to enable students who are in full time and part time employment to develop their skills in order to explore wider employment opportunities. Focusing on solutions for specific problems offers students a practical and pragmatic path. Referrals to specific agencies, self-care and the use of supervision are included in the curriculum. There will be opportunities to discuss placement casework and related personal and professional issues as part of the course, formally and informally. The course offers the beginning of a professional route to a Masters in Contemporary Relationship Studies, building on the theoretical concerts gained. Training in Psychosexual Therapy at Post-graduate level is also available AT University Centre Doncaster, should successful students wish to specialise in that field.

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Want to apply for this course?

You'll need to have:

Applicants must have a counselling qualification at Level 5 and access to a practice base. They must meet standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent qualification.

The course is for counselling practitioners wishing to access further professional and academic qualifications.


For equivalent qualifications see our Entry Requirements Explained page.


GCSE Grades are changing from 2017. Need to know more? Click here for information.

Application & Enrolment

To apply for this course full-time, you need to do so via Ucas. To apply for it part-time, you need to fill in an application form.

Ucas Code: B940

Provider Name: DN Colleges Group

Institution Code: N64

Campus Code: D

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