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Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)
Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

Counselling (Top-Up) BA (Hons)

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  • Level:1-Year Post-Secondary Certificate
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Admission Requirements

Entry Requirements

All applicants must be qualified counsellors who have either a Foundation Degree in Counselling or professional level Diploma in Counselling. 

English Requirements

  • ​IELTS with an overall score of 6.0 and at least 5.5  in each component 
  • PTE 56 with no less than 51 in each skill.

Course Information

Counselling is increasingly becoming professionalised and practitioners are expected to evaluate the effectiveness of their own practice, apply research findings and contribute to the advancement of knowledge in their field. This course has been designed to enable you to succeed in this changing environment. 

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Year 1 (national level 6):

  • Enhancing Therapeutic Practice (30 credits)
  • Research and Evidence in Counselling (30 credits)
  • Contemporary Issues in Mental Health and Illness for Counselling Practitioners (20 credits)
  • Dissertation (40 credits)
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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Sunderland has a good reputation with employers - 93.4% of our graduates are in employment, further study or training within six months of graduating, according to DLHE 2016/17 (based on full-time, first degree, home leavers).

Past students have gone on to find employment in a range of counselling fields, 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).

There are also opportunities to use counselling skills within your existing profession (such as teaching or welfare work). By having added responsibility for counselling and pastoral work you can become a more valuable employee

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Insurance-Single: 300 GBP/year

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