Counselling is the skilled and principled use of a collaborative relationship using a variety of counselling models and interventions. Counselling is a healing and organic process that occurs when a counsellor and client come together to bring about change and to develop a therapeutic relationship.
The counselling relationship can be a place for clients to recognise how they are feeling and explore any past, present and possibly future issues/life events that they may have. This course will provide students with all the necessary knowledge and skills required to work as an ethical and professional counselling practitioner. This is an integrative counselling course which means students will learn a variety of counselling models and how to integrate these together creating a therapist that can tailor support to the client's needs.
This degree has two parts counselling theory and practice, if students wish to and obtain all elements of the degree, they must complete 100 hours of placement.
If you are interested in a career in counselling, then this degree could provide a route into the profession. This course is designed to enable students to become confident, competent and reflective practitioners in the counselling field though a carefully constructed programme of study. It aims to enable students to understand counselling within a theoretical and professional basis, the degree is split into two parts Theory and Practice. Successful completion of academic studies will confer students an HNC/HND/BA (as appropriate) in Counselling (Integrative) Theory only. The Practice part of the degree is achieved by completing a 100 client contact hours in a voluntary placement sourced by the student.
Personal Therapy – All students are required to complete 30 hours of personal therapy in the first 2 years of the degree, students will be expected to find their own therapist with guidance from their tutor. Personal therapy is funded by the student.
Placements – Students working towards theory and practice are required to complete 100 hours of face to face client placement hours which they will be expected to source in their second or third year of the degree.
Supervision – All students in placement are required to source and pay for their own supervision for 1.5 hours per month in line with the BACP guidance for student members.
Why CU Coventry
We offer a style of education which is flexible and designed to fit around your life, allowing you to benefit from a modern, forward-thinking higher education institution, reinforced by the quality and reputation of Coventry University. We aim to provide career-focused courses, wherever possible, coupled with placement opportunities to help prepare you for the world of work. We are dedicated to making higher education accessible and enjoyable to everyone, so we keep our fees low and made it a policy to cover one module at a time, allowing you to become a specialist in each topic before moving onto the next.
This course has been developed around an integrative model. It provides a framework that integrates widely used theories and acknowledges the complexities of human problems in a meaningful way. This counselling degree also offers content that is relevant to contemporary counselling studies, practice that will enable you to develop into an autonomous learner and progress onto your chosen career.
Due to changes in government and culture, more employers in the public, private and voluntary sectors seek trained professionals to meet demands in a variety of organisations.
The programme is tailored to prepare you for the job market by giving you the skills and knowledge to find successful employment in either counselling or job roles that request candidates with a counselling background.
The course will teach you how to set up in private practice and how to find employment in different industries. Career opportunities include, working with the NHS through community health care trusts, such as time limited therapy and educational institutions.
Opportunities also include community based charities and employment through the voluntary and the welfare sector. Due to a recent change, the Work and Health Programme which embeds support work has created lots of careers in the industry for counsellors offering both one to one and group therapy.
Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice Higher National Certificate (HNC)
64 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.
Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice Higher National Diploma (HND)
80 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.
Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice BA (Hons) Degree
104 UCAS tariff points. All courses require 5 GCSEs at A-C including Maths and English.
All HNC/HND/Degree courses require at least two A2 level or a BTEC equivalent qualification.
Students will be subject to a telephone interview as part of their application and a DBS check before enrolment.
CU Coventry welcomes international students from all around the globe. If you are an international student and are interested in applying for a Foundation Year, HNC, HND or Degree course you can do so by completing our online application form.
Once your application form has been processed you will receive the outcome of your application via your given email address.
Please be aware you will need the following information in order to make your application:
|Application portal||UG: UCAS
PG: Post graduate application form
|Mode of payment||In-person/By post/Certain debit or credit cards/Via telephone/Web e-payment gateway|
|Affiliation||Association of Commonwealth Universities University alliance Universities, UK|
|Tuition fees - International students||Intake||International student fees|
|MBA||September, January and May||£18,600|
|MSc||September and January||£16,600|
|MSc with Extended Professional Practice||September and January||£16,700|
|Undergraduate Degree||September and January||£13,900|
|Undergraduate Top-up Degree||September and January||£13,900|
|Tuition Fees in UK (1st Year Average)||MS: £17276 | MBA: £17276 | BE/Btech: £16632 | BBA: £15130 | BSc: £16632 | MFin: £19000 | MA: £15560 | MIM: £18241 | MEM: £16950 | MArch: £14271 | BHM: £12662 | MIS: £15344 | MEng: £12876 | MBBS: £28865| MPharm: £15452|
|Average Accomodation & Food Costs in UK||£850 to £1,050 a month|
|Entrance Exams in UK||TOEFL: 88 | IELTS: 6.5 | PTE: 59 | GMAT: 590|
|Work and Study in UK||Permitted for 20 hours/week with a valid study permit.|
|Post Study Work Permit in UK||2 Year after graduation depending on the course.|
|Cost of Student Visa in UK||£348|
|Student Visa in UK||Your nationality, duration of your stay and purpose of your stay are the three essential factors for UK visa. For Non-EU students UK visa is mandatory.|
|Intakes in UK||There are mainly two intakes in UK: January/February & September/October.|
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|Economy in UK||Growth Rate: 1.3% (2018) 1.4% (2019) 1.4% (2020e), 6th Largest Economy in the World by Nominal|
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