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University of Bedfordshire
United Kingdom, Luton
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Work Based Learning (WBL) is integral and essential to this
Foundation Degree. You will undertake a counselling placement within a
community based counselling service from half way through your first
year until the end of the course and complete at least 120 hours of
counselling practice. This is essential to help you apply your
knowledge to practical situations.
During the course you will:
- Attend a three day residential and two day non residential summer
school each year
- Receive excellent student support and will be allocated a personal
tutor for the duration of the course
- Apply person centred counselling skills in a range of professional
CAREER MANAGEMENT SKILLS
Following completion of this course the student will have the
opportunity to undertake a third year in order to gain a degree or an
honours degree. Alternatively the student could go on to enrol on a
suitable Masters programme in counselling / psychotherapy. The course
will give the student the ability to seek employment as a professional
counsellor or to set themselves up in private practice working towards
professional accreditation through BACP or another professional body.
CAREER/FURTHER STUDY OPPORTUNITIES
Students finishing the Foundation Degree would be qualified
Counsellors and therefore eligible to apply to and work in most
counselling settings including private practice.
At time of writing there is no progression route at the University of
Bedfordshire to top up the foundation degree to an Honours Degree,
however it is envisaged that a third year will be developed and
delivered for an award of BSc Honours Degree to focus on the
developing practitioner i.e. already a qualified counsellor with at
least 120 hours of supervised counselling practice and in a current
counselling role either voluntary or paid.