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Integrative Counselling (Level 6 BA Hons)

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Course Overview

Entry requirements

To enrol on this course you will require:

  • a counselling qualification at Level 3 with a minimum of 48 UCAS points.
  • GCSE English Language and Maths at grade 4 (C) or above. (Please note, the college reserves the right to accept evidence of working towards a maths qualification upon completion of a successful interview. )
  • A minimum age of 18 years is a requirement.
  • A current DBS is required for some placements (charges may apply). /li
  • Successful completion of interview is required.

The session will include participation in a skills/role play activity; a written case study exercise; and a formal interview.


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The BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling qualification aims to enable students to develop a seamless, yet fully aware and responsive approach to integrative counselling. The course provides an opportunity for you, as counselling students, to develop self-awareness and comprehensive counselling skills to practise competently as counsellors, helping vulnerable people in the community.

The Integrative Counselling programme responds to the changing climate of the counselling and psychology profession and the external environment. Many counsellors and therapists are drawn to a particular theoretical school of counselling as it reflects both personal and professional aspects of their own lives. Therefore, studying different approaches enables students to have the opportunity to discover which theoretical orientation they feel most affinity with.

Course Structure

On the BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling programme your study will be closely linked to your experience in the workplace. This is a classroom-based course incorporating a work placement. You will study a selection of modules over the three years:

Level 4
  • Context of theory in Integrative Counselling 30 credits
  • Counselling skills practice 30 credits
  • Preparing to work in a diverse society 30 credits
  • Readiness for Personal and Professional Practice 15 credits
  • Development in the Human Lifespan 15 credits
Level 5
  • Application of theory in Integrative Counselling 30 credits
  • Working in a diverse society 30 credits
  • Client work 1 30 credits
  • Exploring research 15 credits
  • Ethics and professional practice 15 credits
Level 6
  • Counselling Evolution 15 credit
  • Client work 2 15 credits
  • Engaging with mental health issues 30 credits
  • Counselling in a diverse society 15 credits
  • Research project 45 credits

For full-time students, the course is studied over a period of three years. Attendance is two days per week plus completion of 150 client hours and completion of 60 hours of personal counselling. The course will take place at our Ardleigh Green campus.

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  • Assessment Criteria

    All of our teaching staff are experienced professionals in the field of Counselling. All students are allocated a personal tutor who will be your first point of communication should you have any queries or concerns. Regular 1:1 sessions will take place within the classroom where there will be the opportunity to discuss your course and progress.

    You will be assessed in all the modules that you study. The programme team has designed a range of assessment methods to test your learning and development as you progress through the programme. Assessment will take place during or immediately on completion of the teaching of each module. Assessment will usually involve submitted written assignments, seminar papers, portfolios, presentations, practical’s, completion of 150 client hours (placement commences at Level 5) and completion of 60 hours’ personal counselling.

  • Further Information

    If you are interested in applying for the course, please apply via Our institution code is H14 and the course code is BCX8.

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Further Information

Students can progress from this course to work as a professional Counsellor/Therapist to help people overcome their difficulties. It also provides the opportunity for advancement in a variety of counselling-related careers.Successful students will be qualified to practice as a Counsellor and apply for any appropriate positions within this field.

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