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Humanistic Counselling (Top-up) BSc (Hons)

University of Portsmouth

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  • Qualification

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

  • Location

    Eastleigh College

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    FEB

  • Duration

    1 Years

Course summary

Overview

Do you want to top up a DipHE in counselling (or an equivalent Level 5 qualification) to a Bachelor's degree?

On this 1-year BSc (Hons) Humanistic Counselling top-up course, you'll build on the counselling skills and interpersonal abilities you gained in your previous studies by developing knowledge in advanced humanistic counselling skills. You'll conduct 100 hours of supervised counselling, putting your skills into practice with clients.

You'll also complete a research project on a topic that aligns with your interests and ambitions.

When you complete the course, you could work as a humanistic counsellor in areas such as education, the police service, the prison service and the voluntary sector. The advanced skills and practitioner experience you gain will allow you to work with a wider variety of clients with more complex needs.

What you'll experience

On this course you'll:

  • Learn advanced humanistic counselling skills, building on the knowledge you developed during your DipHE
  • Develop advanced research skills on a research project that aligns with your interests and career ambitions
  • Apply your knowledge and skills with at least 100 hours of supervised counselling on a placement in the community
  • Learn from experienced, industry-trained staff who've worked in organisations or run their own private practices
  • Build a foundation to help work towards a further professional accreditation with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) following completion of the course
  • Develop transferable skills you can apply in all aspects of your life and career in areas such as problem solving, communication, group working, planning, effective feedback and IT
  • Study at Eastleigh College with access to University of Portsmouth support and services
  • Apply for membership of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) and get access to member resources including journal subscriptions, free courses and job boards

Careers and opportunities

Events such as the coronavirus pandemic and increased awareness in society about mental health have increased the demand for counselling and therapy services. As a humanistic counsellor, you can have a significant positive impact on people's health and wellbeing, and help take the pressure off other health services such as GPs and hospitals.

Public, private and charity sector settings you could work in after the course include:

  • Education
  • Alcohol and drug services
  • Eating disorder services
  • Mental health services
  • GPs
  • Police and prison services

Work experience and career planning

You can get help, advice and support from our Careers and Employability service for up to 5 years after you leave the University as you advance in your career.

Application deadline

15 January

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
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£ 16,400per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

Entry requirements

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A level :

Level 3 Counselling skills qualification, English GCSE or equivalent at C and a maths GCSE or equivalent at D, however we welcome applications from A level students with A levels in Psychology, Psychotherapy or Sociology (112 UCAS points).

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University information

University of Portsmouth

  • University League Table

    61st

  • Campus address

    University of Portsmouth, University House, Winston Churchill Avenue, Portsmouth, Portsmouth, PO1 2UP, England

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Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    23rd out of 83 1

  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    129 74%

    25th

    7
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    88 88%

    28th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.14 83%

    27th

    10

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