About the Interpersonal & Counselling Skills Undergraduate course
Our course is suitable for undergraduate applicants wishing to acquire a basis in counselling skills and in the knowledge and theory of counselling ethics and theoretical approaches. It will help to develop the knowledge and skills relevant to existing employment and/or progression to professional counsellor training. You'll study psychology, academic, personal and skills development, and the application of theory and skills to the workplace.
Research Excellence Framework 2014
Research Excellence Framework 2014: 40% of our research in the Psychology unit was judged to be world leading or internationally excellent.
Applicants should normally have English Language GCSE grade C or an equivalent award and have passed an A-level or equivalent award. Students are required to undertake work-based learning of a minimum of three hours per week where they can practise their interpersonal and counselling skills in a helping capacity, such as a befriending role. Students not already working in a helping capacity, must find an appropriate voluntary setting prior to the start of the course.
All suitable candidates will be required to attend an interview as part of the selection process.
All applications should be supported by a reference, either academic or professional; a template can be accessed at this link.
IELTS:IELTS 6.0 with no skills below 5.5, or an equivalent qualification. The University provides excellent support for any applicant who may be required to undertake additional English language courses.
Mature ApplicantsOur University welcomes applications from mature applicants who demonstrate academic potential. We usually require some evidence of recent academic study, for example completion of an access course, however recent relevant work experience may also be considered. Please note that for some of our professional courses all applicants will need to meet the specified entry criteria and in these cases work experience cannot be considered in lieu.
If you wish to apply through this route you should refer to our University Recognition of Prior Learning policy that is available on our website.
Please note that all applicants to our University are required to meet our standard English language requirement of GCSE grade C or equivalent, variations to this will be listed on the individual course entry requirements.
MODULES & LEARNING
- Personal & Professional Awareness & Development
- Personal Development in Practice
- Theory & Practice of Counselling & Interpersonal Skills
- Introduction to Counselling Skills
- Working with People
- Reflective Practice
Professor John Craig Professor John CraigDean of School
We have a long history of providing education across a wide range of professional and academic disciplines in health, applied global ethics, social sciences and related subject areas... The Faculty has a number of areas of research excellence.
Professor John Craig joined Leeds Beckett University as Head of School of Social, Psychological and Communication Sciences in August 2015. He is a political scientist, with a strong research and applied interest in teaching and learning.
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