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BA (Hons) Counselling Studies

For 2019 start

Cornwall College Rosewarne LEVEL: 6 Social Care & Health

This one year top-up course is a progression to an honours degree, enabling those with appropriate entry requirements to achieve a degree in counselling studies.

Although not a professional qualification – it does not on its own provide a licence to practise as a counsellor – this programme will provide a thorough grounding in many counselling theories.

The programme offers flexible provision, either full-time or part-time, enabling you to work and study at a suitable pace.

You will be assessed through a variety of activities including essays, presentations and research study.

(PLEASE NOTE – This programme is currently under review and programme information along with module information is subject to change)


Possible Progressions (subject to availability)

– MA in Counselling at other institutions


Possible Careers 

– Counsellor

– Counselling Lecturer

– Community Worker

– Youth Counsellor

Key Facts

  • UCAS Code: B941
  • Institution codes: CORN C78
  • Awarded by: University of Plymouth
Entry Requirements

240 credits from a counselling foundation degree.

Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Silver Award


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Indicative Module Year 1

Core Modules

  • Counselling in a Contemporary Context:
    Identity, Diversity & Differences
  • Counselling Independent Research Study
  • Group Facilitation Training


  • Cognitive Behavioural Therapy
  • Transpersonal Approaches
  • Introduction to Person Centred Supervision
  • Person Centred Group Supervision 2
  • Person Centred Therapeutic Supervision 3
  • Gestalt Counselling
  • Transactional Analysis Theory
  • Working with Rage & Anger

*Modules are subject to change and availability



BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Top-up)

Start Date





1 year full-time

BA (Hons) Counselling Studies (Top-up)

Start Date





2 years part-time

*Courses listed on this website are indicative of the subject, nature and level of study. The college reserves the right to alter specific qualifications titles, awarding bodies and levels of qualification, which can change in year. Any cost may also vary, based on personal funding eligibility.

Careers advice available

If you are considering an undergraduate programme with us, you may wish to access our free Careers and Employability advice service. This gives you the opportunity to talk with an advisor about career options before, during and after your study with us. To make an appointment, please e-mail: H.E.Advice@cornwall.ac.uk

If you come into the International category (non EU*) and Channel Island (inc. Isle of Man) the tuition fee may vary – click here for full fee information