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BSc (Hons)

Counselling, Coaching & Psychological Interventions

3 Years
September 2022
Campus Taught

On successful completion of this course you will be able to work as a wellbeing coach, a registered counsellor or an accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP), depending on the pathway that you complete.

Are you passionate about helping people? This course will give you the unique skills and experience to channel that vocation, putting you on the path to working in the fields of Counselling, Wellbeing Coaching and accredited Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) studies.

Following year one, you will progress onto one of three pathways, each preparing you to work in a specialist field following graduation, each of these routes and specific modules will be discussed with you when you apply for the course.

This course is for anybody who is interested in working in the helping professions from a therapeutic perspective. The uniqueness of this course allows you to build on your strengths, regarding how you work with people. You will also be able to choose a professional training pathway to study on, with a specific placement element.

You will complete the same modules in year one of the programme before moving onto your preferred pathway which you will then study through the remainder of the course: either Pluralistic Counselling, Wellbeing Coaching or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP). 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

  • The Coaching Pathway will introduce you to evidence-based coaching models and interventions to enhance wellbeing. You will also undertake a placement where you will be able to practise your skills and develop a portfolio of experience.
  • The PWP pathway offers you the opportunity to develop the skills and knowledge to work with people who are experiencing common mental health problems. Alongside this, you will be given the chance to apply this knowledge in one of your clinical placements on the final year of the course.
  • The Counselling pathway will enhance your personal development and you will be able to develop your knowledge and skills in the Pluralistic approach during clinical practice. Alongside this, you will complete a placement portfolio of 100 clinical client hours and follow the BACP ethical framework in order to qualify as a practitioner.

What you'll do

  • Pick 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.

All students will complete the five compulsory modules in Year 1. In Year 2 and Year 3 all students will complete the compulsory modules. The optional modules you complete in Year 2 and 3 will be based upon the pathway you pick. The three pathway options are: Pluralistic Counselling, Wellbeing Coaching, or Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP).

Interested in the psychology of counselling?

You might also be interested in our BSc (Hons) Psychology with Psychotherapy & Counselling. This BPS accredited course covers psychology, psychotherapy and counselling, providing a broad knowledge base that could lead to a career as a psychologist or a counsellor.

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Module Overview

Course Delivery

Following the pandemic, we have found that some courses benefit from a blended learning and teaching approach. Therefore, the majority of your teaching will be face-to-face on campus aside from a small amount of online teaching where we have learnt it works best.


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. 

If you are applying for the counselling pathway there will be the requirement to become a member of the BACP and attend clinical supervision when on placement, this additional cost could range between £60-£120 per month.

Future careers

This course will prepare you to become professional practitioner in the fields of Counselling, Wellbeing Coaching, and Psychological Wellbeing Practitioner (PWP) studies.

Please note: there are additional costs and fees associated with this course; for example, supervision costs, membership fees, insurance and digital recording devices.

Fees and Funding

Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£0 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Part-time£0 per 20 credits
Full-time£13000 per year
Full-time£9250 per year
Part-time£1540 per 20 credits
Full-time£14250 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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