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Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

Newcastle College University Centre

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  • Qualification

    Bachelor of Science (with Honours) - BSc (Hons)

  • Location

    Main Site

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date


  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Are you looking to develop your knowledge of counselling skills and communication? The top-up level 6 degree in Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication will help you to develop an understanding of the principles and practices of communication and counselling approaches. The course will allow you to consolidate learning in practical counselling techniques, informed by the theory of counselling practice. This programme will prepare you to help others cope with their problems, such as mental health issues and family/relationship issues. The modules you will study will focus on person-centred counselling, current issues, and best practice within the sector. You will benefit from current industry expertise through our extensive range of guest speakers and lectures. As part of our work ready guarantee, you will participate in voluntary external placements. Key staff holding active membership of professional bodies or associations will be available to support students with their membership and networking. The level 6 top-up degree in Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication is suitable for those wishing to progress into the field of Counselling, working in diverse community settings designed to provide a variety of counselling, rehabilitation, and support services. We hope that you will be able to develop skills and training and add to your knowledge and skills base in order to develop as professionals. On successful completion of this course you could work in a variety of counselling roles such as the voluntary sector charitable organisations, public sectors such as NHS and educational institutions, specialist fields such as substance misuse, sexual abuse, bereavement and self-employment (private practice). After further studying other careers within the counselling field –such as educational counselling or forensic counselling - could be considered. Further specialist training will be required for some careers, such as teaching. For other roles you might go straight into employment and undertake further on the job training. Examples of roles include career guidance practitioner, drugs worker, training and development officer, learning mentor, behaviour specialist, progression coach, counselling and support manager. Academic progression is also available for September 2022 through the MSc Counselling Skills and Therapeutic Communication (subject to validation).

Application deadline

25 January

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University information

Newcastle College University Centre

  • Campus address

    Newcastle College, Rye Hill Campus, Scotswood Road, Newcastle upon Tyne, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE4 7SA, England

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