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Two women talkingFoundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling (Validated by University of Worcester)


This advanced, 2 year, professional degree programme is available to study at Iron Mill College in Exeter and validated by the University of Worcester.

  • With a relational ethos, based upon contemporary integrative practice, this programme is exciting, vocationally relevant and has a clear focus on up-to-date counselling theory and practice.
  • Prepares graduates to practice as professional counsellors, meeting the application requirements for full membership of the BACP (MBACP status) and resources those who are aiming for future personal accreditation with the BACP.
  • FdA graduates will be eligible to apply for progression onto our BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling (Validated by University of Worcester), to ‘top up’ their award to a full honours degree in just one further year of study.



This course is validated by University of Worcester:

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Course Details

Key features:

  • Designed to qualify competent, confident and creative counsellors, who stand out from the crowd as highly professional graduates, well-equipped for entering the workplace.
  • Gives participants the space to gain new understanding, deeper self-awareness, greater confidence, and feel well-resourced personally and professionally.
  • Focuses attention on the importance, quality and depth of relationship as the central component of therapeutic work.
  • An opportunity to be part of a creative, developing, supportive group, and make lifelong friendships. Iron Mill College offers access to a unique learning community in a beautiful, relaxing, welcoming environment, with enthusiastic, energetic and experienced teaching staff who get to know and support you individually. 
  • Recognised as a full-time programme and eligible for Student Finance applications, teaching takes place one day per week at Iron Mill College in Exeter. During the 2 years of the course, participants are also required to undertake approximately 60-100 hours of work based learning, at least 40 hours of personal therapy and, after 6 months and having passed a 'competence to practice' assessment, 100 hours of placement (one-to-one client counselling work) with appropriate levels of supervision. Students will also need to allow time for independent guided study and assessment preparation.
Eligibility:

To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Have completed at least 30 hours of preliminary counselling training. Applicants not meeting this requirement will be recommended to take our Certificate in Counselling course as an entry requirement or alternatively, if you can also demonstrate suitable further experience and skills, our Blended Learning Certificate in Counselling and Psychotherapy course. 
  • Possess 4 GCSEs (Grade C or above) including English, and one A level (or equivalent) at Grade C or above, or 32 UCAS tariff points (2017 tariff). The points above are the new UCAS tariff, which will be used for courses starting from September 2017. See University of Worcester's new UCAS tariff page for more information. 

  • Be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, plus an occupational health check, during the application process. 

If you are interested in this course, you may wish to first book onto one of our Open Days or Open Evenings to find out more. If you are new to Iron Mill College, you might also find our Taster Days a useful way to experience what it's like to study at Iron Mill College, before applying
Alternatively a Course Tutor would be happy to speak with you personally – please contact us if you would like us to put you in touch.


Recognition of Prior Learning (APL):

To ensure that all students meet the criteria for BACP registration, RPL is not permitted. Students need to complete the course in its entirety. If you have any queries relating to this, please contact the Course Lead, Lucia Capaldi, at lucia.capaldi@ironmill.co.uk



How to apply:

Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website.

  • The Course Code is: B9K0.
  • The Campus Code is: A (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for Student Finance).

Please also let us know when you have submitted an application to UCAS, by emailing amanda.murrell@ironmill.co.uk.

Please note: The 2 year Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling and the 1 year BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling ('top up' year) are two separate programmes. Applicants wishing to study for the FdA and then the BA (Hons) year should initially just apply for the FdA course, using the above code.

Applications for Student Finance are made at:



  • Campus Code: (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for the course through UCAS).



How to apply:


Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website.

  • The Course Code is: B9K0.
  • The Campus Code is: A (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for Student Finance).

Please also let us know when you have submitted an application to 
UCAS, by emailing 
amanda.murrell@ironmill.co.uk.


Please note: The 2 year Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling and the 1 year BA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling ('top up' year) are two separate programmes. Applicants wishing to study for the FdA and then the BA (Hons) year should initially just apply for the FdA course, using the above code.

Applications for Student Finance are made at:



  • Campus Code: (Please note: This code is different to the Campus Code needed when applying for the course through UCAS).
 

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