During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to social care. Youâll benefit from our excellent learning experience exploring a broad range of settings for working with people and communities. We offer extensive opportunities to make a difference through work experience, entrepreneurial and research openings. With a strong commitment to strength-based education, you'll have excellent levels of support as you undertake your educational journey. Teaching is influenced by the real world experience of the lecturing staff, our partners in practice, and service user participation, as well as the research interest of the course team.
You will be able to undertake a placement during Year 2 to help prepare you for the workplace. You will also have the chance to experience some of the ways in which counselling and psychotherapy are delivered abroad (i.e. an opportunity for international study).
Our graduates can work in a variety of fields. Some will wish to continue on to train as a counsellor and psychotherapist by undertaking the Postgraduate Diploma/MA in Integrative Psychotherapy (BACP Accredited); some wish to pursue work in the field of Mental Health by working as Psychological Well-being Practitioners (PWPâs); some pursue work by training as Registered Nurses in Mental Health, General Adult or Child branches; others pursue work by training to be Social Workers (the MA in Social Work); whilst others pursue a range of employment opportunities working with people in other ways.
Year 1: Academic Writing and Studying in Health and Social Care, Learning development and using information communication technology to present information, Developing skills for delivering health & social care (1), Developing skills for delivering health & social care (2), Foundations in Anatomy, Physiology, Pathology and Disease, Measuring Health and Wellbeing
Year 2: Introduction to the Unconscious, Introduction to Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, The Human Being in Context, Introduction to Person-Centred Counselling and Counselling Skills, Key Issues in Counselling & Psychotherapy, An elective module
Year 3: Development of the Unconscious in Britain, Counselling Perspectives on Mental Health, Intermediate Counselling Skills in Practice, Person-Centred Counselling Theory in Context, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy â Skills and Interventions, The Research Process
Year 4: Psychoanalysis in Context, Enhanced Counselling Skills and Personal Development, Metacognitive Therapy and Theory, Integration and Contemporary Issues in Counselling and Psychotherapy, Dissertation. And one of: Personal Development, Expressive Art and Therapy, Solution Focussed Interventions
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Preston’s such a lovely student city – there’s something on each night and the prices are amazing, it’s really geared toward students. Warehouse and The Ship Inn saw the most of my nights out in town. It’s not really a bustling metropolis, but less distractions = more work done! And if you’re wanting a huge night, Liverpool’s about half an hour on the train and is amazing. My course is great, with fascinating, empathetic teachers who really support and encourage us, and the facilities are top notch. The Student Union is also incredibly supportive, and they always have time for us.
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