The course is designed to meet the evolving markets and increasing uptake of the listening therapies across a breadth of employment areas such as education, medicine, the care sector, management and human resources. High quality training, grounded in the Humanistic approach provides the opportunity for students from a wide range of backgrounds to develop their counselling knowledge, skills and professional practice in readiness for practise in a variety of settings. The supervised practice hours associated with this qualification can be included towards BACP Accreditation.
The Foundation Degree comprises the following modules, at Level Four and Level Five:
- Counselling Theory – Person-centred, Gestalt, Existential and CBT
- Personal Development 1
- Study Skills for Higher Education
- Placement Preparation
- Practice and Development 1
- Human Development
- Research Methods
- Personal Development 2
- Practice and Development 2
- Working with Loss and Grief
On successful completion of the course you will be a fully qualified practitioner equipped to gain employment as a professional counsellor or to set-up your own private counselling practice.
You will need to undertake a 100 hour placement as part of the course.
This course is awarded by Staffordshire University and further information is available in the attached course specification.
Assessment is based on practical and written assignments, presentations and placement portfolio.