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Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice BA (Hons) 2018/19 entry

Course code:

B941 - Degree
B942 - HND
B943 - HNC

Study options:

3 year - Degree
2 year - HND
1 year - HNC

Location:

CU Scarborough

Starting:

September 2018
November 2018
January 2019
February 2019
May 2019
June 2019

Fees:

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For questions regarding study and admissions please contact us:

01723 336700


Overview

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.

If you are interested in a career in counselling, then this degree provides an excellent route into the profession. This course has been specifically designed to enable students in becoming a qualified counsellor; we support your journey into counselling from enrolment, registering you as a student member of the BACP in the second year of the degree. In addition, we undertake all the DBS checks for you and cover the costs of your student membership and personal indemnity insurance.

This BACP student membership provides further resources, guidance and encouragement to help you progress, in addition to the expert support you receive from our qualified tutors. On successful completion of this course, student members can upgrade to Individual Members and apply for individual BACP membership and accreditation.

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What our students say

We receive a lot of individual attention from the lecturers. The smaller groups mean I get as much help and support I could ever need.

Aleksandra Foja - CU Student

Course information

This course has been developed around an integrative model, based on person-centred practice. 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.

 

Modules

Overview

This introductory year underpins the fundamental elements of counselling practice. You will begin to develop the ability to confidently use secondary research skills by gathering, retrieving, reviewing and synthesising information appropriate to your area of study. Students who complete year one are awarded a Higher National Certificate (HNC) Counselling: Integrative Theory & Practice.

Modules

  • Cell Biology

    To start the year, you will begin with cell biology. You will be introduced to the eukaryotic and prokaryotic cell structure and functions, whilst exploring topical themes within the laboratories such as the emergence of multiple antibiotic resistant bacterium.

  • Infectious Disease and Parasitology

    You will gain an understanding of various pathogenic micro-organisms and parasites. You’ll study the biology of pathogens as causative agents of infectious diseases, while assessing and studying the human immune response. This topic is underpinned with practical elements and useful workshops, so that you get first-hand experience and knowledge of cells.

  • Anatomy and Physiology

    In this compelling module, you’ll firstly be introduced to human systems and the complex principles that dictate physiological functions. You are required to undertake critical analysis of diseases that affect human systems, underpinned by modern research and showcasing innovative thinking in these areas.
  • Chemistry

    Set in our advanced laboratories, you’ll be introduced to the fundamentals of electronic structure, inorganic, organic and physical chemistry. You’ll explore properties of chemical substances and specific chemistry sessions related to s, p and d-block elements, the compounds, alterations, reactions and chemical reactions.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Scarborough, CU London and CU Coventry come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

In the second year, you are working at a higher, advanced level, studying complex topics and autonomously conducting in-depth analysis as you work towards progressing into year three. This is an exciting year; you are required to wear lab coats and protective gloves throughout, as you will learn solely through practical lab work. You’ll study functional substrates, bonding and mechanisms and apply knowledge of molecular techniques within the area of gene technology. Students who complete year two are awarded a Higher National Diploma (HND) in Biological & Chemical Sciences.

Modules

  • Mini Project

    In this mini project, you will collate information previously gathered and present it in project form. Taking charge of your own time and learning, you are required to conduct your own experimentation on a biology-based or chemistry-based theory, drawing on numeracy skills to conduct scientific research. In addition, you’ll get an introduction into statistical analysis—a highly desired skill in industry.

  • Organic Chemistry

    At this advanced level, there will be a key focus on learning, comparing and analysing analytical techniques in chemistry and applying them to real-life case studies. You will also be introduced to the fundamentals of inorganic, organic and physical chemistry and electronic structures.

  • Cell and Molecular Biology

    This exciting module is where you get to explore the complexities of genetic engineering, which focuses on manipulating DNA molecules. You are required to perform a transformation experiment in our high specification laboratories, understanding the applications to industry and the health sector as you do so. You will also cover photosynthesis and the animal development of embryos.

  • Advanced Physiology/Pharmacology

    You will begin by exploring the basic anatomy of major physiological systems in the human body. You’ll apply this knowledge to complex interactions that dictate and affect physiological functions and learn basic pharmacological principles. 

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

Overview

Sandwich and placement years give you the opportunity to gain further insight into the industry or career you are seeking to follow. This enables you to contextualise the theoretical models and concepts discussed in the classroom in the workplace. Furthermore, if you choose to take advantage of a placement or sandwich year, this version of the degree will help to increase your employment prospects by acquiring skills and gaining an understanding of what employers expect of graduates.

Overview

In the final year of study, you are encouraged to work autonomously, developing creative, critical and curious thinking to self-learn and prepare for progression into industry. The module complexity increases this year, as you analyse environmental chemistry whilst being introduced to the pathophysiology of a wide range of diseases. Packed with experiments and applied learning, you will spend the majority of your time working within the laboratories, observing and testing clinical signs and symptoms used to diagnose disorders, growth and change. Students who complete year three are awarded a Degree (BSc) in Biological & Chemical Sciences.

Modules

  • Pathophysiology of Disease

    This module characterises the aetiology, pathophysiology, clinical investigation and treatment of diseases that make a significant contribution to morbidity and mortality within healthcare. You’ll begin with an overview of pathology, followed by a systems approach to prevalent diseases, including obesity, diabetes, nutritional deficiencies and neurological disorders.

  • Advanced Cell Biology

    At this stage, you will understand eukaryotic cell structure and the complex cellular regulatory processes. Working independently, you will exercise your knowledge on several emerging applications of molecular techniques within the area of gene technology.

  • Brief Therapy and Group Therapy

  • Dissertation

    At this final stage, you will exercise your applied knowledge of small-scale investigations while integrating key principles of project management. You have the opportunity to showcase your skill set by undertaking an independent investigative project, using knowledge of health and safety and ethical procedures to underpin your findings.

Thought about a different campus?

CU Coventry, CU London and CU Scarborough come together to form CU, part of the Coventry University Group. Students who study at CU will graduate with a degree awarded and accredited by Coventry University.

All CU students have the opportunity to move between each campus after completing an academic year. This means you can study in the vibrant city of Coventry, the UK’s capital, or on the stunning Yorkshire coast. Find out more about the CU offering.

In more detail...

  • Upon completion of this course, you will receive a qualification awarded by Coventry University, which is ranked 12th best University in the UK in the Guardian University Guide 2018. Coventry University were also awarded Gold rating in the Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) in 2017.
  • You will receive support with applying for short and long-term placements, to gain the experience employers desire, with our Careers & Employability department.
  • You will have the opportunity for multi-campus learning in Scarborough, Coventry and London.
  • We keep our fees low to make higher education more accessible to everyone. This means you benefit from an amazing modern university experience, at a competitive price.
  • Small tutorial group sessions of up to five people ensure that you receive the mentoring help and support you need.
  • We deliver one module at a time during each block. This means you can dedicate your time to specialise in each subject without the distraction of numerous modules and multiple deadlines.
  • Hands-on experience of delivering counselling therapy, with mock sessions overseen by qualified professionals.
  • Upon graduation at HND or BA level, all students who have successfully passed and completed a minimum of 100 hours of appropriate work placements, can apply for full individual membership of the of the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) after they have passed the Certificate of Proficiency.

Your main study themes are:

  • Research Methods: The ability to confidently use secondary research skills, by gathering, retrieving, reviewing and synthesising information appropriate to counselling and supervision.
  • Legal Protection: Research driven knowledge of the care and support of clients which reflects emerging themes, as well as relevant, current government policy and legislation.

The learning outcomes of modules, assignments and projects will be clearly stated. Your work will be marked according to how well you achieve these learning outcomes and your final feedback will refer to each outcome, as well as providing an overall percentage grade.

Assessment methods vary and include: practical class and project performance, written practical reports, project thesis, oral presentations, tutorial tasks and assessments which take place at the end of each six-week block.

Course Breakdown (approximate):

  • Coursework 50%
  • Practical Assessments 50%

On completion you will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding and knowledge of the theoretical, analytical and practical aspects of therapy and processes to meet client interests.
  • Critically appraise theories related to the development of an international counselling strategy including the risk factors that need to be considered in the development of a successful strategy such as confidentiality, law, cultural and boundaries.
  • Develop appropriate research and analysis techniques, alongside the ability to undertake reliable market research activities.
  • Operate, lead and collaborate in a team to solve problems of a practical (experimental) nature and to provide appropriate solutions.
  • Apply appropriate presentation and evaluation tools to establish the significance of research data produced. 

Full-time students receive 18 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories:
Morning - 9am-1pm
Afternoon - 1:30pm-5:30pm

Part-time students receive 8 hours of teaching each week.
Classes are split into two categories, subject to numbers:
Saturday - 9am-6pm
Tuesday and Thursday - 6pm-10pm

We hold tutorials in groups no larger than 5 every week. These sessions are mandatory and ensure you receive detailed feedback about your work, go into depth on specific topics and have any of your burning questions answered.

Contact time with staff is high and group sizes are kept small. We don’t teach in huge lecture theatres filled with hundreds of students.

What our students say

We receive a lot of individual attention from the lecturers. The smaller groups mean I get as much help and support I could ever need.

Aleksandra Foja - CU Student

Entry Requirements

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.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health & Life Sciences Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

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.

What if I don’t meet the entry requirements?

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we offer a number of programmes to help you secure a place. Successful completion of one of the below programmes guarantees you a place on a degree course with us, subject to meeting specified criteria.

Foundation Year

This degree programme has an integral stage 0 attached to it, so if you do not meet the entry requirements you may enter at the foundation level. Successful completion of our Health & Life Sciences Foundation Year will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

Access to HE Course

Access to HE courses aim to bring your academic skills and topical knowledge up to optimal standard for higher education study. If you undertake an Access to HE course and then successfully complete a degree programme, the remaining balance of your Advanced Learner Loan will be written off. Successful completion of our Health & Human Sciences Access to HE course will guarantee you progression onto this degree programme.

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 Scarborough 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:

  • All academic transcripts
  • Copies of degree/diploma certificates or work reference if employed
  • One academic reference
  • Be trained to English language proficiency level IELTS 6.0 (HNC - year 1/HND - year 2) or IELTS 6.5 (Degree/Top Up - year 3)
  • Your personal statement
  • Copy of your current passport

Unconditional offers

We want to recruit the best students to CU Scarborough. We assess an applicants' past, current and predicted performance and commitment to the course, and we may feel that it is appropriate to reward consistently high-achieving students with an unconditional offer to CU Scarborough. It is a commitment from us with regard to an applicants’ potential as an excellent undergraduate and we hope that this will encourage such applicants to join CU Scarborough.

Personal statements and references will also be taken into account and, for some degree courses, an interview will form part of the assessment. Requirements for specific courses differ and not all degree courses will be taking part in the scheme. The unconditional offer will be confirmed once a selected applicant has made CU Scarborough their firm choice.

CU Scarborough has assessed that you can achieve the required grades and we have demonstrated this belief by making you an offer. This is our commitment to you so then we ask that you reciprocate this commitment by selecting us as your ‘firm’ choice and activating your offer.

We will consider other qualifications for a pre-result unconditional offer if you have an appropriate proven performance at GCSE (or equivalent) level and predicted grades in line with grades that we expect to see at A-level. Other qualifications that we may consider for a pre-result unconditional offer include: The International Baccalaureate Diploma, BTEC Level 3 qualifications, Cambridge Pre-U and combinations of qualifications (e.g. BTECS plus A-levels).

An unconditional offer is what it says it is. So, if you don’t meet your predictions then your place is still guaranteed. However, we would hope and expect that you continue to work hard to make the most of your potential and be best prepared to study at university level.

No, the unconditional offer is only available to those who will take up their place in the year for which they applied.

If you don’t meet the entry requirements for this course, we have a number of programmes which upon completion, automatically qualifies you onto a place on this degree course, such as Foundation Years or Access to Higher Education Diplomas.

What our students say

We receive a lot of individual attention from the lecturers. The smaller groups mean I get as much help and support I could ever need.

Aleksandra Foja - CU Student

Tuition Fees

We pride ourselves on offering competitive tuition fees which we review on an annual basis. Course fees are calculated on the basis of what it costs to teach each course and we aim for total financial transparency.

Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,350 (per year)


November 2018

£7,350 (per year)


January 2019

£7,350 (per year)


February 2019

£7,350 (per year)


May 2019

£7,350 (per year)


June 2019

£7,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£7,350 (per year)


November 2018

£7,350 (per year)


January 2019

£7,350 (per year)


February 2019

£7,350 (per year)


May 2019

£7,350 (per year)


June 2019

£7,350 (per year)


Starts

Fee


September 2018

£10,700 (per year)


November 2018

£10,700 (per year)


January 2019

£10,700 (per year)


February 2019

£10,700 (per year)


May 2019

£10,700 (per year)


June 2019

£10,700 (per year)


Fees & Funding

Full-time (UK/EU)

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £1,837.50. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £7,350. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

Part-time (UK/EU)                                                                  

The part-time course fee is dependent on how many modules you choose to study in an academic year.

Each stage of the qualification (HNC/HND/Degree) will require you to complete four academic blocks. You can study up to four blocks in one academic year or study at a slower pace (usually three academic blocks per year). Please note if you do study at a slower pace you will need to re-enrol to complete your studies in the next academic year.

For the academic year 2018/19, each block for part-time students will cost £1,837.50. Therefore, the total fee per stage of your qualification if completed in the academic year 2018/19 is: £7,350.

Funding

As a full-time student or part-time student resident in the UK or EU, you can apply for a loan to cover the cost of your tuition fees at CU Scarborough from Student Finance England.

International

For the academic year 2018/19, each six-week block will cost £2,675. A full academic year is made up of four of these blocks, so this means that a normal full-time year is £10,700. This covers some of your learning materials, access to the CU Scarborough Library & Learning Services, all your classes and online tutorials. 

The tuition fees stated on the course webpage, prospectus and your offer letter will apply for the duration of your course, subject only to changes to the law or government requirement.

What our students say

We receive a lot of individual attention from the lecturers. The smaller groups mean I get as much help and support I could ever need.

Aleksandra Foja - CU Student

Career prospects

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.

What our students say

We receive a lot of individual attention from the lecturers. The smaller groups mean I get as much help and support I could ever need.

Aleksandra Foja - CU Student