The course provides you with an entry point into other counselling related qualifications such as psychotherapy or Improving Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT).
Arden University London
During your foundation level you’ll gain the skills and confidence you need to complete your undergraduate degree with confidence. You’ll learn study skills in areas such as numeracy, research methods, and working collaboratively. You’ll also study two introductory modules in psychology and counselling. After your foundation year you’ll study the main psychology curriculum areas such as social, cognitive, biological, and developmental psychology and research methods. Alongside this, you will also have the opportunity to take counselling specific modules including; Counselling Psychology, Core Counselling Skills, Health and Psychological Well-being, Psychological Assessment and Managing the Therapeutic Process.
At least 3 x GCSEs or 45 credits at Level 2 or equivalent. If your qualifications are more than 3 years old we may also ask to see your professional CV.
Applicants may be considered based on a minimum of 12 months of professional work experience evidenced with a CV and Reference if they do not meet the qualification requirements.
We also offer this course as a standard bachelor’s degree without foundation year.
After successfully completing your BSc Psychology with Counselling with Foundation Year degree, you’ll have acquired a range of specialised skills that will demonstrate your drive and commitment to developing your career as a counsellor.
As well as graduating with the possibility of continuing on to further counselling related qualifications, such as psychotherapy or Improving
Access to Psychological Therapies (IAPT), once accredited, this course will also give you eligibility to enrol on the British Psychological Society’s independent route to training as a counselling psychologist, or apply for a Doctorate in Counselling Psychology.
As well as roles in counselling, you’ll also graduate with skills that can be applied to a range of future career options including:
You have between 4 to 12 years to complete this course, which means you can take up to 3 years to complete each level. Most of our students, however, aim to complete the course within 4 to 6 years.