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PROSPECTUS 2017

FdA Counselling Studies

FdA Counselling Studies

A high quality academic grounding for future counselling practitioners.

 
 
 
 
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About the FdA Counselling Studies programme

This programme is ideal for anyone working within the Healthcare sector who would like to gain further insight into Therapeutic Intervention. The course focuses heavily on Personal Development which enables greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, preparing individuals for client work. Alternatively, this programme would also suit someone who would like to gain experience in this sector to help develop career opportunities

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Annual Salary
£18,000
Entry Salary
£28,000
Mid Range Salary
£45,000
High End Salary
Males & Females Employed
65%
35%
21%

Entry requirements

The ‘standard’ requirement is 96 UCAS points from A levels; a level 3 Certificate in Counselling or an alternative level 3 qualification, or 60 Access credits. For this counselling programme, students must be a minimum of 18 years old at the point of entry.

Interview Process: All applicants are required to attend a 1-1 interview and workshop. The workshop will include counselling related tasks and a thorough explanation of the course requirements and content.

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set a 1000 word essay relevant to counselling and a judgement will be made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

What you will learn

Year 1 (Level 4) Certificate Stage
  • Person Centred Counselling skills 1
  • Person Centred Counselling Skills 2
  • Professional and Ethical Issues
  • Theories for Counselling
  • Personal Development
  • Study Skills
Year 2 (Level 5) Foundation Degree Stage
  • Advanced Person Centred Counselling Skills in Practice
  • Personal Development and Life Transitions
  • Contemporary Client Issues
  • Research in Counselling
  • Therapeutic Models
  • Mental Health Awareness

What Next

Upon successful completion of the degree students will be equipped with the confidence, knowledge, skills, and theoretical understanding to be able to put this into practice on a level 6 counselling studies programme; further advance an existing career or utilise the skills and theory learned within a helping environment. Furthermore, students who achieve the FdA Counselling Studies may progress onto level six of the BA Counselling Studies or alternative top up courses.

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What our Learners Say
"This course has changed my life, I felt lost and disconnected and the Counselling degree enabled me to build my self-esteem and confidence in order to offer support to others."

Programme Benefits

Students will gain skills in study and research, presentation skills, Counselling skills, communication skills, safeguarding skills, time management skills and team working skills. Students will also undertake a combination of academic and experiential learning, which are considered essential attributes for an effective counsellor.
The requirement for Counsellors and Therapists is rising with a growing awareness of mental health issues within society. This Person-Centred Counselling programme of study will equip individuals with a professional base from where to begin their Counselling career.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to carry out a total of 50 hours placement during the final year of the programme.

To be able to complete placement elements of the programme you will need to have a clear DBS however, a record on your DBS does not mean that you will be unable to undertake the programme, further discussion with the programme team and local employers will be necessary to deem if you are fit to practice.



Learning & Teaching Methods

Knowledge and understanding is acquired through a number of methods within counselling. These methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, research activities and other multi-media presentation. There will be a number of enrichment opportunities for students throughout each academic year that will be presented via guest speakers as well as master classes within the University Centre. The use of self-directed study and independent learning will be essential to all levels, with tutors guiding and assisting with this learning, dependent on the level of the student. The use of a VLE will also be used widely to encourage self-directed study and be utilised for independent engagement with students.

Assessment methods utilised during the programme consists of essays, reflections, group and individual presentations and seminars, portfolios, recorded skills sessions, case studies, reports, and multi-disciplinary team meeting.




More information

UCAS Code:tbc
Credit Level:5
Credit value:240
Course start date: September
Course duration: 2 Years Full Time
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FdA Counselling Studies

Your programme

About the FdA Counselling Studies programme

This programme is ideal for anyone working within the Healthcare sector who would like to gain further insight into Therapeutic Intervention. The course focuses heavily on Personal Development which enables greater self-awareness and self-acceptance, preparing individuals for client work. Alternatively, this programme would also suit someone who would like to gain experience in this sector to help develop career opportunities

This undergraduate Foundation Degree will provide a challenging and high quality academic grounding for future counselling practitioners. It seeks to do this by encouraging students to develop the integration of academic skills, counselling skills and competencies, and knowledge required by those working in areas of the counselling profession. Students will develop an understanding of therapeutic models of counselling practice, the influence of other subject disciplines, such as psychology and mental health, an awareness of key client issues such as addictions, abuse and eating disorders and an understanding of how culture and diversity impact on the counselling role and relationship. It will further empower students through a process of personal development to become autonomous practitioners aligned with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework, taking into consideration issues such as confidentiality, record keeping, insurance and contracting.

The definitive feature of this programme is underpinned by the integration of knowledge and understanding with experiential learning, in order to encourage student competency within counselling practice. The programme seeks to provide a firm foundation for knowledge, skill and self-development and an interchange between classroom learning and placement experience. Thus, specially designed counselling rooms are provided to recreate a counselling environment. Furthermore, this programme will employ the use of counselling tutors/facilitators who hold registered membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and adhere to the BACP Ethical Framework for Counselling Professionals, have the necessary skills, qualifications, and experience, and engage in one to one supervision to maintain their own counselling casework.
A particular emphasis which underpins the programme and is critical to the field of counselling is the acknowledgement of boundaries, confidentiality, professional practice, and self-care. Therefore, in order to help trainee counsellors separate their own issues from the client it is mandatory that through the duration of this programme, students maintain responsibility for engagement in and payment of personal therapy to a minimum of 20 hours over the two years, as an independent, self-managed process. The cost of personal therapy costs between £20 and £50 per hour.

Work related learning in the programme consists of live situations embedded into learning and teaching. Within the work-related learning module, students will be expected to complete 50 hours within a work-related placement, which must be completed within stages throughout the programme and present a signed log of hours at the end of level 5. Students will require a DBS which currently costs £44.

Programme Benefits

Students will gain skills in study and research, presentation skills, Counselling skills, communication skills, safeguarding skills, time management skills and team working skills. Students will also undertake a combination of academic and experiential learning, which are considered essential attributes for an effective counsellor.
The requirement for Counsellors and Therapists is rising with a growing awareness of mental health issues within society. This Person-Centred Counselling programme of study will equip individuals with a professional base from where to begin their Counselling career.
Additionally, students will have the opportunity to carry out a total of 50 hours placement during the final year of the programme.

To be able to complete placement elements of the programme you will need to have a clear DBS however, a record on your DBS does not mean that you will be unable to undertake the programme, further discussion with the programme team and local employers will be necessary to deem if you are fit to practice.


Entry requirements

The ‘standard’ requirement is 96 UCAS points from A levels; a level 3 Certificate in Counselling or an alternative level 3 qualification, or 60 Access credits. For this counselling programme, students must be a minimum of 18 years old at the point of entry.

Interview Process: All applicants are required to attend a 1-1 interview and workshop. The workshop will include counselling related tasks and a thorough explanation of the course requirements and content.

In line with the widening participation brief and lifelong learning strategy, the Institute will also encourage applications from non-traditional learners who lack formal academic qualifications. All such non-traditional applicants will be interviewed, set a 1000 word essay relevant to counselling and a judgement will be made taking into account their academic potential and relevant experience.

What you will learn

Year 1

Year 1 (Level 4) Certificate Stage

Year 2

Year 2 (Level 5) Foundation Degree Stage

Learning & Teaching Methods

Knowledge and understanding is acquired through a number of methods within counselling. These methods include lectures, seminars, tutorials, group work, research activities and other multi-media presentation. There will be a number of enrichment opportunities for students throughout each academic year that will be presented via guest speakers as well as master classes within the University Centre. The use of self-directed study and independent learning will be essential to all levels, with tutors guiding and assisting with this learning, dependent on the level of the student. The use of a VLE will also be used widely to encourage self-directed study and be utilised for independent engagement with students.

Assessment methods utilised during the programme consists of essays, reflections, group and individual presentations and seminars, portfolios, recorded skills sessions, case studies, reports, and multi-disciplinary team meeting.

More information

UCAS Code:tbc
Credit Level:5
Credit value:240
Course start date: September
Course duration: 2 Years Full Time

What Next

Upon successful completion of the degree students will be equipped with the confidence, knowledge, skills, and theoretical understanding to be able to put this into practice on a level 6 counselling studies programme; further advance an existing career or utilise the skills and theory learned within a helping environment. Furthermore, students who achieve the FdA Counselling Studies may progress onto level six of the BA Counselling Studies or alternative top up courses.

What to do next?

Interested in this course? contact us on 0800 328 3631 or headmissions@grimsby.ac.uk.

Not sure? why not visit us at our next open event, they are a great way to find out about what we have to offer so come along and have a chat with the tutors and see what courses are available.

Our next open event/s will be:

Saturday
13th May
 10am - 1pm


Equality & Diversity

All of our activities in relation to teaching, safeguarding, training, recruitment, retention and progression are core business areas where we must be mindful of the diverse needs of those we work with. Although the law no longer requires public sector organisations to produce equality schemes, the Grimsby Institute Group has produced an Equality Statement, which is more than mere words, but a statement of our intent.

This statement underpinned by declarations from the leaders of the Grimsby Institute Group include many actions we believe will proactively eliminate all forms of discrimination where they exist and prevent them from occurring in the first instance.

Equality Intent turning into equality action is the future ethos and philosophy of the Grimsby Institute Group and as the principal lead for Equality, Diversity Inclusion & Human Rights the Grimsby Institute Group will demonstrate this commitment in all that they do.


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