FdSc Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication
Start Date: 13th September 2021
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Developed alongside employers, the FdSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication will enable you to learn practical counselling techniques, informed by the theory of counselling practice. This degree is unique - once you have finished the course you will be qualified with a license to practice counselling.
Learning in a collaborative environment, you will study in a simulated counselling space, giving you the skills and knowledge needed to become a practising counsellor. Alongside your studies, you will also be able to undertake a work placement, giving you real-world experience.
64 UCAS points from a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling.
Applicants to this course will need to attend an interview.
A DBS check will be required.
What will I achieve?
Upon successful completion you will receive an FdSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication
What will I learn?
- Foundation Counselling Theory and Skills for Practice
- Personal Development
- Academic Study Skills
- Developing Skills for Professional Practice
- Work Related Learning
- Exploration of Mental Health and Emotional Wellbeing
- Issues of Power and Oppression/Coping with Change; Theory and Practice
- Developing Therapeutic Practices
- Professional Development
- Safeguarding, Ethical Foundations and Professional Practice
- Work Based Learning
- Biopsychology for Counselling
- Transcultural Perspectives and Practice
You will also be required to undertake a 100-hour work placement.
How is the course taught?
- Practical sessions in the brand-new Counselling Suite (simulated environment)
- One-to-one sessions with tutors
- Group work
- Independent study
How am I assessed?
- Recorded practice
- Portfolio of evidence from placement
- Supervisor reviews
During your Level 5 studies on this Foundation degree you will be required to source a suitable counselling placement and gain 100 hours of practical experience. By doing so, this will allow you to apply for membership of the BACP (British Association of Counselling and Psychotherapy).
Where can I progress?
From the FdSc Counselling and Therapeutic Communication course you can progress on to a Level 6 top-up course at another education establishment. You will also be a qualified as a practising counsellor after completing the Level 5 course, which will allow you to work in the counselling sector or start your own counselling practice.
Course costs and information
Tuition Fees for full-time undergraduate UK and EU students is £9,000 per year. Read more about financial support.
NCG (the institution which Newcastle College University Centre belongs to) is in the process of applying for Indefinite Degree Awarding Powers. Read more about what this means about our offer here
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