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BSc (Hons)

Counselling, Coaching & Psychological Interventions (Foundation Entry)

4 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

BSc (Hons) Counselling, Coaching and Psychological Interventions Foundation Entry is an exciting and unique first step to working in the fields of counselling, wellbeing coaching and psychological wellbeing practitioner studies.

This foundation entry is the start of a four-year degree for anybody who is interested in working in the helping professions from a therapeutic perspective. The uniqueness of this course allows students to build on their strengths, regarding how they work with people.

In your foundation year you will gain all the skills and knowledge to progress onto the first year of the degree. Students all complete the same modules in year one of the programme before selecting a chosen pathway through the remainder of the course, either pluralistic counselling, wellbeing coaching or psychological wellbeing practitioner routes. Our course examines contemporary issues in the field and includes a focus on public mental health and social prescribing for all students.

Why study with us

  • Choose a pathway through the programme from three different qualifying approaches: Pluralistic Counselling, Wellbeing Coaching, or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).
  • Access three specialist teaching rooms with up-to-date multimedia systems incorporating recording equipment, and a specialist recording studio and editing suite.
  • All course facilitators operate within the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) Ethical Framework.

What you'll do

  • Choose a pathway through the programme from three different approaches: pluralistic counselling, wellbeing coaching, or psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP).
  • Develop an understanding of contemporary issues in counselling, coaching and psychological wellbeing practitioner settings.
  • Gain counselling, coaching and psychological intervention skills in your chosen career; life-long learning and recognition of the value of education and research.

Module Overview

Every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of our published course information. However, our programmes are subject to ongoing review and development. Changing circumstances may cause alteration to, or the cancellation of, courses. Changes may be necessary to comply with the requirements of accrediting bodies or revisions to subject benchmarks statements. As well as to keep courses updated and contemporary, or as a result of student feedback. We reserve the right to make variations if we consider such action to be necessary or in the best interests of students.

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  • This course is accredited by the BPS, the learned and professional body, incorporated by the Royal Charter, for Psychology in the UK. We will provide you with the breadth and depth of knowledge that allows you to graduate with Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) provided you achieve at least a lower second class honours degree.

Please note: this accreditation only applies to those students who choose the PWP (Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner) pathway 

Future careers

This course will prepare you to become professional practitioner in the fields of counselling, wellbeing coaching, and psychological wellbeing practitioner (PWP) studies.

Fees and Funding

First year£6000 for the first year
Full-time£9250 per year

Scholarships and Bursaries

We have a wide range of scholarships, bursaries and funds available to help support you whilst studying with us.

Select your country and see eligibility information and how to apply by selecting more info on the cards below.


This course is based in the School of Community Health and Midwifery located in the Faculty of Allied Health and Wellbeing

For information on possible changes to course information, see our Essential and Important Course Information

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