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Health and social care Course: Foundation Degree in Counselling Code: HSC9003P Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 23rd September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Students who have successfully completed at least 120 hours previous counselling training to Level 3 standard, are currentlyhave previous experience of working with people in a related role. Can demonstrate an ability to study at Foundation Degree Level. Be aged 21 years or over, have the skills and personal qualities which would enable them to become a reflective practitioner. Can undertake to carry out at least 100 hours of supervised counselling practice. Do I need any formal qualifications? You will need to have successfully completed Levels 1, 2 and 3 counselling training What will I study on the course? Year 1: Core Theories of Counselling, Comparative Theories of Counselling. Counselling skills and practice, Personal Development (Level 1), Professional ethical issues in counselling. Year 2: Supervised counselling practice (min 100 hours) Introduction to counselling research, speacialist practice and contemporary issues in counselling. Personal Development (Level 2) In addition, candidates must undertake at least 20 hours of personal therapy (10 per year). Candidates must have successfully completed counselling placement in order to progress to the 2nd year of the course. How is the course organised? Students must attend college one day a week for 7 hours (probably 2-9 pm) In addition students must be prepared to do a considerable amount of home study (minimum 7 hours per week) How will my progress be assessed? Assessment will be ongoing throughout the course and will contain a mixture of referenced assignments, case studies, learning journals, observed counselling practice, supervision reports, presentations, work based evidence Can I gain any extra qualifications while on the course? This is a very intensive course so it is unlikely. What final qualification will I get if I am successful? You will be awarded the Foundation Degree in Professional Counselling Practice What can I do after completing this course? You may be able to contiue your studies to Degree level at University of Sunderland. You will be able to apply for posts as a professional Counsellor. Can I receive any financial support whilst I am studying? Financial support is available and depends on the type of qualification you are studying and whether you are a full time or a part time learner. The Education Maintainance Allowance (EMA) scheme enables eligible learners to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College, as well as bonus payments of ?100. The Adult Learning Grant (ALG) scheme enables eligible learners (aged 19 or over) to receive up to ?30 per week for studying at College. College Learner Support Funds (LSF) are available and can provide financial support for eligible learners. Payments can be made towards travel to and from College, registered childcare, fee remission and help with course-related costs. Please contact us using the methods on this Information Sheet for more information on the above types of support.

Health and social care Course: Foundation Degree in Counselling Code: HSC9003P Duration: 30 Weeks Location: Ashington Main Campus Start Date: 23rd September 2009 Interview Required: Yes Who is the course for? Students who have successfully completed at least 120 hours previous counselling training to Level 3 standard, are currentlyhave previous experience of working with people in a related role....

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