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This part-time course, is awarded by Ulster University and has advanced training status by the National Counselling Society (NCS). It will introduce students to the interpersonal and counselling theory and skills that are useful for those who wish to work effectively in a helping role with people in a range of professional and personal contexts.
Teaching and learning is achieved by a blend of face-to-face lectures and seminars, group and individual activities, as well as digital and online technology. Students will learn basic psychological and communication theory and develop a range of reflective, interpersonal, communication and counselling skills, to support them in a helping role across settings.
Activities to promote self-awareness and impact on others are central and personal development is a key aspect of all three modules of the course.
This part-time course, is delivered 1 day per week over two terms between September and June. Attendance is mandatory and should not be less than 90% of the course.
Successful completion of this course does not confer fitness to practice counselling, but graduates who meet the entrance requirements may progress to the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice.
All applications must satisfy Ulster University general entrance requirements for Certificate and Diploma courses. The standard offer for this course is 5 GCSEs (Grade A, B or C) or equivalent. Competence in written and spoken English is required and certificated evidence of GCSE English Language or accepted equivalent is required. Level 2 Essential Skills in Communication is acceptable.
Candidates who do not meet the general entrance requirements may apply for APEL (accreditation of experiential prior learning) to evidence their ability to undertake the course - please contact the course director as soon as possible for advice. Candidates should note that APEL may not be used to evidence the English Language requirement (GCSE or equivalent).
It is the candidate’s responsibility to provide certificated evidence as required.
Over one year of study, students undertake three core modules, each reflecting 20 credits of study at Level 3.
- Module 1 The Helping Relationship
- Module 2 Personal Development And Interpersonal Communication
- Module 3 Practical Application of the Helping Relationship
1 day per week for 1 year
ACCREDITED BYThis course is awarded and validated by Ulster University and is accredited by National Counselling Society.
TERMS AND CONDITIONS
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Graduates from this Certificate course, who are interested in practicing counselling as a professional, may progress to the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice, which is awarded by Ulster University and accredited by the BACP. See course details for full entry requirements.
For those students without the necessary 48 UCAS points achieved through A-Level, which are required for entrance to the Foundation Degree, the Level 4 Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies is accepted as an alternative route for progression, since Ulster University recognise the important personal development, competencies and skills achieved on the Certificate programme.
Please note that progression to the Foundation Degree also requires applicants to hold a qualification in Maths. Contact the Course Director for information on this option (see below).
Please note that successful completion of the Ulster University Certificate in Counselling studies is a desirable criteria for application to the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice and will be used for selection purposes where courses are over-subscribed.
HOW TO APPLY
All full-time courses starting in September 2021 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply Now button (top right in the blue box) to begin your application.
If you require any assistance with your application you can call us on 0300 123 1223.
Phillipa Markey Smith
028 3025 9685
IMPORTANT COURSE & DELIVERY STATEMENT
In light of the continuing Covid-19 situation, Southern Regional College may have to amend the delivery methods for a number of courses for the new academic year, or should the need arise effect a temporary College closure. This may also lead to restrictions when accessing student services. Please be assured that the safety of our students is paramount and as such we will be implementing a range of measures in line with government advice and protocols. We will make all appropriate and reasonable adjustments to maintain the ongoing quality of teaching and learning and our support services.
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