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BA (Hons) Counselling Studies Level 6

For 2019 start

Cornwall College Camborne LEVEL: 6 Social Care & Health

This level 6 top-up programme leads to an honours degree and a Professional Counselling Supervision qualification. It is therefore only suitable for candidates who have an HE Level 5 professional qualification in Counselling.

The degree offers 3 core modules which are, exploring group facilitation, producing a literature review essay on a research topic of your choice for independent study, and looking at prejudice, diversity and social issues within counselling.

The remaining 3 modules address different aspects of counselling supervision, and it is the completion of these, that leads to the additional professional qualification as a Counsellor Supervisor. The requirement for studying these supervision modules is:

  • You must hold a minimum of an HE Level 5 professional qualification in counselling
  • You must have 1 years clinical counselling practise post qualification

The programme can be studied on a full-time basis (2 days a week) for 1 year for those with the HE Level 5 and 1 years post qualification work experience.

The programme can also be studied on a part-time basis (1 day a week) for 2 years for those who are recently qualified with an HE Level 5. The core modules are studied in the first year and the supervision modules are studied in the second year.

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

Possible Progressions (subject to availability)

– MA in Counselling at other institutions

Possible Careers 

– Counsellor

– Counselling Lecturer

– Community Worker

– Youth Counsellor

– Counsellor Supervisor

Key Facts

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

For the full-time option:

You must hold a minimum of an HE Level 5 professional qualification in counselling.

You must have 1 year's clinical counselling practice post qualification.


For the part-time option:

You must hold a minimum of an HE Level 5 professional qualification in counselling and be willing to work in the field of counselling during your first year of study to progress to the 2nd year Counselling Supervision modules.

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Indicative Module Year 1

Core Modules

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

Supervision Modules

  • Introduction to Person Centred Supervision
  • Person Centred Group Supervision 2
  • Person Centred Therapeutic Supervision 3

*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. The Cornwall College Group reserves the right to withdraw any course listed at any time.

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

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