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Group discussionBA (Hons) Degree in Integrative Counselling (Validated by University of Worcester; Advanced Specialist Training Status with NCS)


This 1 year programme for qualified counsellors is validated by the 
University of Worcester, has Advanced Specialist Training Status with the National Counselling Society (NCS) and is available to study at Iron Mill College in Exeter.

  • Allows qualified counsellors, including graduates of our Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling, to earn a University Honours Degree in 1 year of further study.
  • Encourages individual choice in study and has a vocationally relevant and up-to-date focus.
  • Offers opportunities for participants to develop a specialism.

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This course is validated by University of Worcester:

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This course has Advanced Specialist Training Status with the National Counselling Society (NCS):

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Course Details

Key features:

  • An innovative, fascinating and up-to-date programme which will allow students to develop an impressive professional portfolio of skills to take into employment and enhance their career.
  • Participants can develop their counselling knowledge and skills in a specialist area, conduct a literature review on a chosen area and undertake a negotiated work based learning project of their choice.
  • Encourages a wider view of counselling in the 21st century, including the exciting developments in the present and future of the profession.
  • Includes experiential and theoretical learning in a unique classroom setting, with outstanding individual support from our highly experienced teaching team.
  • Graduates of our Foundation Degree (FdA) in Integrative Counselling can 'top up' their award and obtain a University Honours Degree in 1 year of extra study. We also welcome applications from other qualified counsellors (see 'Applications' tab below for eligibility criteria) - this course offers an excellent opportunity to refresh and update their professional skills.
  • 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 course, participants are also required to undertake approximately 30-50 hours of work based learning, 20 hours of personal therapy and also continue their counselling practice (achieving a minimum of 50 counselling hours during the programme) with supervision to BACP requirements. Students will also need to allow time for independent guided study and assessment preparation.
Eligibility:


To be eligible for this course you must:

  • Possess a Foundation Degree (FdA) Counselling award at Levels 4 and 5, meeting BACP supervised practice requirements of 100 hours minimum, or equivalent. Applicants not meeting this requirement will be individually assessed by the Programme Leader, and must provide further evidence of qualifications at Level 5 or higher.
  • Have achieved MBACP status (qualified counsellor and member of the BACP) at the point of application.
  • Be in practice as a counsellor. It is expected that as qualified counsellors, students will enter the programme with counselling practice arranged in advance.
  • Be willing to undertake an Enhanced DBS (Disclosure and Barring Service) check, plus an occupational health check, during the application process. 

Please note:
 Completion of this course does not provide a route to registration with the 
National Counselling Society (NCS) and detailed individual applications to NCS are required for this purpose, where applicable.

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 the 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 (RPL) / Recognition of Prior Experiential Learning (RPEL)


September 2021 intake:
Our RPEL procedure is currently under revision, and this will be published in January 2021.


How to apply:

Applications for this course are made via the UCAS website.
 

 

  • The Course Code is: 52B8
  • 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 through UCAS and can later apply for the BA (Hons) course via their student SOLE page.


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).

 



Upcoming intakes:

 
Exeter:  2021 dates to be confirmed


How to apply:


Applications for this course are made via the 
UCAS website.


  • The Course Code is: 52B8.

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


Please 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 through UCAS and can later apply for the BA (Hons) course via their student SOLE page.

Applications for Student Finance are made at:



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

 

What our Students Say

"The course works so well because of the cohesion that exists between like minded, intelligent, capable, committed fellow students and by keeping a consistent TA-based approach in view at all times."
Certificate in Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

I felt supported and challenged throughout my FdA at Iron Mill and this allowed me to become the therapist I aspired to be, as well as discover academic skills which are unique to this course.
Caroline Barrett - FdA Integrative Counselling Graduate
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