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Intermediate Systemic Practice with Families and Couples
Intermediate Systemic Practice with Families and Couples PgCert
Intermediate Systemic Practice with Families and Couples PgCert

Intermediate Systemic Practice with Families and Couples PgCert

  • ID:LC440219
  • Level:Postgraduate Certificate/Diploma
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (GBP)

  • TuitionFee/Year:£4,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:£4,000.00
  • LivingFee/Year:£10,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:£500.00
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirement

  • Applicants must have successfully completed the foundation year in systemic practice at the University of Bedfordshire or its equivalent at another university.
  • An RPEL route is available for students with substantial prior experiential learning
  • Applicants would usually have a relevant previous professional qualification such as psychology, social work, medicine, nursing or education.
  • This is an AFT requirement for applicants progressing to years three and four, the systemic psychotherapy qualifying years. As this is a practice-based course applicants must currently be working with families with minor children in a professional context.

English requirement

  • IELTS overall score of 6.0 with minimum 5.5 in each element
  • GCSE or O Level English language grade C or above validated in the UK 
  • IGCSE English as a First Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading Grade E, Writing Grade E, Speaking and Listening: Speaking Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500), Listening Grade D (0522) or 2 (0500)
  • IGCSE English as a Second Language Grade C and the following individual scores: Reading and Writing: Reading Grade D, Writing Grade D, Oral (Speaking) Grade C (0511) or 2 (0510), Listening Grade A
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Standard Grade English, minimum grade C
  • Scottish Certificate of Education Higher Grade English, minimum grade D
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Ordinary Level English, minimum grade C
  • Irish Leaving Certificate – Higher Level English, minimum grade D
  • West African Examinations Council School Certificate (WAEC SSCE): Minimum Grade C/6
  • TOEFL iBT - Listening: 17, Reading: 18, Speaking: 20, Writing: 17
  • Pearson PTE - Listening: 51, Reading: 51, Speaking: 51, Writing: 51

Course Information

This course is designed to help nurses, social workers, teachers, counsellors and other health professionals develop their knowledge and increase the effectiveness of their work with families, couples and individuals.

It is built on the theoretical and practice frameworks established in the foundation year, and is both an intermediate year of training for systemic psychotherapy and end-stage training for the systemic practitioner.

Choose Intermediate Systemic Practice with Families and Couples PgCert and:

  • Study professional contexts and the way in which they relate to work with clients, learn about ways of working which meet the needs of disadvantaged client groups, and investigate the legislative frameworks practitioners have to work with
  • Explore issues of difference and the promotion and development of anti-oppressive practice which are central to the course’s philosophy and permeate all aspects of your learning
  • Develop your familiarity with and confidence in employing approaches that are encompassed by systems theory
  • Gain a wide range of critical skills through reading, discussion, student presentations and reviews of current research
  • Benefit from a critical approach to theory and practice in the light of inequalities and your clients’ differences in relation to race, class and gender.

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