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    (On-programme survey 2018, students aged 19plus)

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Start Date: Duration: Level: Study mode: Course location: Course Type:
September 1 Year 3 Part-Time - Day Washington Campus Access to Higher Education
September 1 Year 3 Part-Time Evening Washington Campus Access to Higher Education

What’s it all about?

This course is for those aged 19+ you want to apply for a university degree in counselling and related areas.

You willl need to have a full Level 2 Qualification such as four GCSEs at a grade C or above including GCSE English and Maths.

Study level Cost Additional fees
19+ please enquire You will need to provide your own stationery

You will learn through lectures, tutorials, workshops and self-study.

Continuous Assessment which involves building a portfolio to include:

Essays, reports, research projects, academic posters, case studies.

Approximately 3 assignments per unit.

English and Maths are important life skills that will help you to achieve your best in your studies and progress to your dream career. If you have not already achieved grade 9-4 in GCSE Maths and/ or English at school, we will support you to improve your skills.

Tuesday and Thursday 5pm-9pm

Graded Units, level 3, 9 credits :

Professional Skills in Counselling, Counselling Theory, Fundamental Skills in Counselling, Personal Development, Psychology,

= 45 credits@ level 3Ungraded units, ungraded :

Study Skills -Level 2, 6 credits, IT – le

What’s next?

University degree courses, Foundation Degree courses.

Progression to careers within the Counselling profession.

Opportunities for employment within the NHS, Doctors Surgeries, Mental Health organisations, Caring Professions etc.

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93.1%of our students progressed to further study, university of employment.

(*Based on 16-18 year olds destination data, 2019/20 academic year)

Why choose Sunderland College?

Consistently high achievement rates

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*Ofsted June 2016

Excellent student support

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