Introductory course information
Award: BA (Hons) Integrative-Relational Counselling
UCAS Code: B940
Location of study: Kingston Hall Road
Awarding body: Students who complete the course successfully will receive a degree from Middlesex University London.
Course duration: 3 years
Academic year dates: Full-time course: 06 September 2019 - July 2022
Day of the week: To attend Kingston College every Friday
Work placements: If, towards the end of the first year you have been assessed as ' ready to practice', you will begin to work on a counselling placement alongside your college studies at the start of the Year Two programme. Evidence and experience of competence to practice with clients rather than just with your peers in training sessions – is an essential part of your training. Placement experiences also accelerate and deepen your professional learning and understanding, and serve to increase your employability.
Timetables: Timetables will be available to you on the first day of the course .
- Applicants must have successfully completed and passed a recognised Level 2 Certificate and/or a Level 3 Certificate in Counselling Skills and Theory prior to applying for the Degree.
- Four GCSEs, to include Mathematics and English at grade C/4 or above.
- Applicants' previous life experiences both personally and professionally will be considered in assessing their suitability for the course. Further details will be requested once the UCAS online application has been received and considered.
- Provided the above entry requirements have been met applicants will be offered an invitation to attend a Selection Day. The Selection Day activity is an essential component of the application process not withstanding any personal attributes of the applicant and qualifications held.
- Experience of working with people in a helping capacity is desirable.
- Due to demand, early application is advised. Please note UCAS applications will be accepted until the end of May 2019,
- Selection Days will be held on one Saturday in March, April and June commencing at 10.00 until approxiamately 14.00
- Personal development
- Theoretical input
- Counselling skills training
- Theory into practice
- Supervision of counselling case work
- A work placement is an integral part of the course
It is a requirement of this course that candidates should be in therapy for a minimum of 70 hours overall with an approved therapist during Years 2 and 3 of their study. Students are required to make a regular and active commitment to all aspects of the course. A minimum of 80% attendance is required. The award requires the accumulation of 360 credits, 120 credits for each year of study.
Teaching and learning
You are taught through a combination of lectures and seminars one day a week (Friday) at College, 8.30-16.30. In addition, you have timetabled meetings with your personal tutor. You will have access to computer labs and library facilities throughout your course.
When not attending lectures, seminars and other timetabled sessions you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-study. Typically, this will involve reading, working on individual and group projects, undertaking research in the library, preparing coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for examinations. Your independent learning is supported by a range of excellent facilities, including the library, the Undergraduate Centre.
Your overall workload consists of class contact hours, independent learning, and assessment activity.
Our Academic Support Team provides help in the following areas:
- study skills (including reading, note-taking and presentation skills)
- written English (including punctuation and grammatical accuracy)
- academic writing (including how to reference)
- research skills (in conjunction with the library)
- critical thinking and understanding arguments
- revision, assessment and examination skills (including time management).
Our Student Support Services help students with additional needs resulting from disabilities such as sensory impairment or learning differences such as dyslexia. Visit their pages for more information.
You will be taught by an experienced teaching team whose expertise and knowledge are closely matched to the content of the modules on the course. The team includes senior academics, professional practitioners with industry experience.
Course costs and financial support
Fees: For the academic year 2019-20 the tuition fees for this course are:
- UK/EU students: £5,450
Inflation linked tuition fee rises: The College may decide to increase tuition fees year on year at a reasonable rate in line with inflation. Any increases would not exceed the Office for Budget Responsibility’s forecast for RPI-‐X (the retail price index, excluding mortgage interest payments). This intention will be clearly advertised on the College’s promotional material.
The following course-related costs are included in the fees:
- annual printing allowance
The following course-related costs are not included in the fees:
- Personal Therapy costs in years 2 and 3 (£5000 approx)
- BACP Membership
- Additional printing over and above the annual allowance
- Cost of books and equipment that you might wish to purchase.
Accommodation and living costs are not included in the fees.
Sources of financial support: You may be eligible to apply for additional support. Details can be obtained from our Money to Study page.
Bursaries, scholarships and prizes: The College also provides a number of scholarships and prizes for undergraduate students, for which you may be eligible to apply. Some of these are available to students on any course, and some have specific conditions. You can check your eligibility for these types of financial support, along with their value and application deadlines, at our Scholarships, Bursaries and Prizes page.
Careers and progression
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