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. Closing date for applications 21st April 2023. Applications will be sifted in May and interviews will take place on 13th and 15th June 2023. 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. Early application is therefore advisable.
As this course is may require work with vulnerable adults ACCESS NI checks are required for all successful applicants.
All full-time & part-time courses starting in September 2024 are open for applications. Please click on the Apply on our College website to begin your application.
If you require assistance, or have any questions throughout the online application process, you can contact a member of the College Admissions Team by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
**The fees quoted are payable for each year.
**In addition to course fees, students will be required to pay for personal therapy fees, supervision fees and may incur travel costs to placement over the course of the programme.
£265 per 20-credit module and £530 per 40-credit module.
All tutors are qualified and experienced counsellors. This underpins the authenticity of teaching and learning activities as students engage with practitioners who understand the challenges and opportunities of the counselling role. The following full time lecturers deliver the FdSc course at South West College Omagh Campus and this is also complemented by part time lecturing staff:
Catherine Donaghy email@example.com
Nuala Mc Nulty firstname.lastname@example.org
Clinical supervisors are appointed by students from an approved list of appropriately qualified and experienced counselling practitioners – the Ulster University Register of Counselling-Training Supervision Providers – which is renewed annually.
Placement mentors are appointed by placement agencies and work closely with the college and supervisory teams
For 2024/25 fees, please refer to our Fees and Charges Policy on the SWC website.
In addition to course and registration fees, all counselling courses incur an additional cost in relation to practice and personal therapy requirements. The following are examples of the associated costs.
- Personal therapy (approximately £40 per hour) for a minimum of thirty (30) sessions
- Clinical Supervision typically £35 - £40 per hour - student rates may be available). Students are required to have supervision every fortnight for a minimum of 45 mins
- Student membership of a professional body BACP (normally £82 per year)
- Professional Indemnity Insurance £60-80
- Application for Access NI certificate - £35
Year 1 attend college on a Tuesday.
Year 2 and 3 attend college on a Thursday.