About the Interpersonal & Counselling Skills Postgraduate course
You will gain a thorough grounding in the practical skills needed to be an effective counsellor and you will be encouraged to adopt a self-reflective approach when evaluating your abilities - exploring your feelings, attitudes and personal relational issues.
You will enhance your understanding of social and cultural differences and values, and you will analyse ethical dilemmas found in the profession. This will give you the ability to work effectively and sensitively with clients from a variety of backgrounds.
Even if you have limited experience in interpersonal and counselling practice, this course will provide you with the fundamentals needed to enter this rewarding field.
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.
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Applicants should normally have at least a second class honours degree and have completed a face to face short course in Counselling Skills (at least 12 hours study). If you have not already undertaken relevant training we will be running skills weekends, further details and bookings can be made at this link
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
All applicants should satisfy our University English language requirements, please access further details 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
Focus on developing reflective, professional and ethical use of counselling skills in the work place. By understanding an organisation's ethical codes of practice, your own personal ethics and those of the British Association of Counselling & Psychotherapy you will raise your awareness of everyday ethical dilemmas at work and provides a background for evaluating them.
Critically reflect on the personal development aspects of what you have learnt previously and draw upon the relevance of experiences at work and at home.
Combine theory and practice using the interpersonal and counselling skills you have developed. You will apply the knowledge you have built up to a fictional character and demonstrate your understanding of the core theory models.
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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