Counselling, FdSc


UCW Counselling Student, Leslie Chandler, Channel 4 interview, Jon Snow


This Foundation Degree is a professional qualification that enables graduates to register as a counsellor with the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP).

Students on this course awarded it an overall satisfaction score of 100% in the 2019 National Student Survey.

It has been designed in response to the increasing need for qualified and experienced counsellors who can help vulnerable people make positive life choices and deal with mental health challenges.

The programme of study includes key counselling theories and related topics such as neuroscience, trauma and attachment, and a significant work placement. The course also has a humanistic focus, with studies in person-centred counselling, transactional analysis, gestalt therapy and existentialist therapy.

  • Course length

    Full-time: 2 years (1 day and 1 evening per week excluding placement)
    Part-time: 3 years (Either 1 day per week or ½ a day and 1 evening per week, excluding placement)

  • Start date

    13th September 2021

  • Course codes

    Institution: W47
    Course: B940
    Campus: -

  • Tuition fees

    Full-time: £8,500 per year
    Part-time: £5,700 in year 1 and £5,650 per year in years 2 and 3

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