≡ 

Counselling & Psychotherapy Courses  ≡ 

Stacked stones to the BSc Hons in Counselling and Psychotherapy Upgrade courseBSc Honours in Counselling & Psychotherapy Upgrade Course

For qualified counsellors who want to gain an honours degree in just two years

  • Outstanding individual support; unique classroom setting (experiential and theoretical)
  • Enhance existing qualifications
  • Achieve an honours Bachelor of Science degree validated by Middlesex University

If you are a practicing counsellor and want to increase your qualification to degree level, this is the course for you. Our BSc Honours Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy Upgrade Course offers qualified practicing professionals the opportunity to receive a Level 8 honours degree in just two years, part-time. Many Diploma qualified counsellors are choosing to upgrade their qualifications to an honours degree to enhance their career options in a variety of areas and in anticipation of changes to the professional accreditation standards by the IACP and other bodies.

 

Course Details

The BSc Honours Counselling and Psychotherapy course is Integrative in approach. There are no formal written examinations. Each course module (30 hours) is assessed separately, by a written assignment. Upgrade students enter the degree programme in year three and receive exemptions from year one and year two modules. Any year one or year two module that was not exempted must be taken as a catch up module.

 

On successful completion of the course, you will be awarded a BSc honours degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy, validated by Middlesex University.


Venue:  Belfast, Cork, Dublin West, Dublin City, Limerick & Kilkenny.


Next Start Date: September 2017

 

Duration: Two years, part-time. Weekend and Afternoon options.

Assessment: Assignments

Award: Middlesex University BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy*

Level: Level 6 FHEQ (Comparable to Level 8 NFQ)


Interested in finding out more? Call David or Adam now at 01-464 2268 or add your details to the purple Questions Box above and we'll get back to you shortly.


Timetable:
Dublin City Centre:

Wednesday 2.00pm - 7.00pm
OR
Every Second Weekend, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm
Dublin West:
Tuesday, 2.00pm-7.00pm
OR
Every Second Weekend, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm
Kilkenny:
Wednesday 2.00pm-7.00pm
Limerick:
Every Second Weekend, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm
Cork:
Every Second Weekend, Friday 6.30pm-9.30pm and Saturday, 9.30am-5.30pm

Belfast:
For details of the BSc Upgrade Programme in Belfast, please click here.

 

 

Please note that BSc Upgrade course is not designed for professional accreditation.  Students who wish to gain professional accreditation with the IACP or another professional body will need to enter the BSc degree course at Year 1 or Year 2 in order to complete the requirements for accreditation.

 

*This programme was developed and is delivered and assessed by PCI College, awarded by and quality assured by Middlesex University. FHEQ (Framework for Higher Education Qualification) is the UK National Framework of Qualifications.

Eligibility:
Entry is by application form and interview.

Applicants must have completed:

  • A Certificate course in counselling skills or equivalent e.g. in-service training with a substantial counselling element and
  • A diploma with counselling and psychotherapy at its core.

 

Upgrade students enter the degree programme in year three and receive exemption from year one and year two modules. Any year one or year two module that was not exempted must be taken as a catch up module.  Please note: All applicants must have successfully completed an accredited Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy to be eligible for the Upgrade Programme.

Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on application.

Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course. Workshops including essay skills will be provided to assist with the practicalities of written work. These workshops are currently provided free and attendance is mandatory.


In years 3 & 4 as degree students become more independent learners, tutorials, seminar, and career development sessions will be provided. Students will meet with a Core Tutor, who will be a core lecturer on their programme, twice a year to discuss progression and engagement in a supportive capacity.






Validated by:

In partnership with Middlesex University

 

What our Students Say

“My experience with PCI College has been a significantly positive journey to date.
Johanne Kenny - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Student

What our Students Say

"The Vote from Me is a 10+...After coming from another college system PCI College is a totally different and healthier experience all round to education... Please don’t ever lose that.... its what PCI College Stands for in my eyes - Integrity of the highest standard.."
Yvonne McKenna - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Student
Web Design by Active Online © Copyright 2012 PCI College
Lombard House, 10-20 Lombard Street, Belfast, BT1 1RD, Northern Ireland
Tel: 028 9024 5821 info@pcicollege.co.uk
Privacy statement |Terms & Conditions |websites for education |