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Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies

Level 4
Part-Time
22/23
EXC40015
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Overview

**Closing date for applications is 15th August 2022**

This part-time course, is awarded by Ulster University. It will introduce students to counselling theory and skills which are useful for those who wish to work effectively in a helping role with people, in a range of professional and personal contexts. Over one year of study, students undertake three core modules, each reflecting 20 credits of study at Level 4.

Modules are:

  • The Helping Relationship
  • Personal Development And Interpersonal Communication
  • Practical Application of the Helping Relationship

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. 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 which does confer to fitness to practice.

Interviews for the Certificate in Omagh: 26th August room F07 Nan Smyth and Nuala Mc Nulty
Interviews planned for the Certificate in Dungannon: 31st August room S27 Catherine Donaghy and Nuala Mc Nulty


**Applicants are required to upload their qualifications to support their application.

Students undertake three core modules, each reflecting 20 credits of study at Level 4.

  • CMM013 The Helping Relationship
  • CMM116 Personal Development and Interpersonal Communication
  • CMM103 Practical Application of the Helping Relationship

Upon successful completion of 60 credits of study at L4, students are awarded a Certificate in Counselling Studies by Ulster University.

  • Unit : CMM013 The Helping Relationship
  • Unit : CMM116 Personal Development And Interpersonal Communication
  • Unit : CMM103 Practical Application of the Helping Relationship

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).

The application process involves submission of an application and completion of interview to establish suitability. It is the applicant’s responsibility to provide certificated evidence of entry qualifications with their college application, in order to be considered for interview. Successful completion of all components of the admission procedures contribute to the overall admission decision. Applications will be processed in May and interviews will take place on 22nd and 24th June 2021. Where the number of places is oversubscribed, additional criteria will be used and candidates will be called for interview by date order of application. Please note that submission of an application does not guarantee an interview, as places may fill before all applications are reviewed. Interviews are limited to 25 per campus. Early application and qualifications uploaded is therefore advisable. **Closing date for applications is 15th August 2022.

Assessment is 100% coursework. Students complete a range of assignments which draw on the authentic experience of students to increase their personal and professional development and reflective ability, self-awareness and practical communication skills for helping. Assignments may include personal learning records, case study and practical skills evaluations. Students have opportunities for formative feedback throughout the course.

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.

In considering progression to the Foundation Degree in Integrative Counselling Practice, those students without the necessary 48 UCAS points achieved through A’Level, (which are required for entrance to the Foundation Degree), the L4 Ulster University Certificate in Counselling Studies is accepted as an alternative route for progression, since Ulster University recognises 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, Essential Skills Level 2 Use of Number is accepted as a minimum. Contact the Course Director Roisin.bradley@swc.ac.uk for information on this option.

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.

This course 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. 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.

  • Omagh Campus: Tuesday 9.00-12.30 and Wednesday 6.00pm – 9.30pm
  • Dungannon Campus: Tuesday 6.00pm – 9.30pm
  • Enniskillen Campus: Tuesday 6:00pm – 9.30pm

Students draw on personal and professional experience and there is an emphasis on practical role play and triad skills work with peers. Please note: Triad work is an essential part of this programme in terms of skills practice, personal reflection and assessment.

4 Available Sessions

*The fees quoted are per annum and are payable for each year of the course’s duration.

dungannon

Part-Time

P4015DE10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

4

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

13/09/2022

Start Date

17:00-21:30

Time

Tuesday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £475.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

enniskillen

Part-Time

P4015EE10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

4.5

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

13/09/2022

Start Date

17:00-21:30

Time

Tuesday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £475.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Part-Time

P4015OE10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

4

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

14/09/2022

Start Date

17:00-21:30

Time

Wednesday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £475.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

omagh

Part-Time

P4015OP10A

Session Code

1 Year(s)

Duration

Higher Education

Mode of Study

4

Hours per Week

30

Number of Weeks

Interview Required

22/23

Academic Year

13/09/2022

Start Date

09:00-13:00

Time

Tuesday

Day/s

Total Full Fee £475.00

Total Concessionary Fee N/A

Full Fee Breakdown

**Concession Fee Breakdown

Fees Payable Each Year

**Am I eligible for concessionary fees?

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