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BA (Hons) Integrative Counselling FT

Are you currently working within the mental health sector? Do you want to develop your skills? Are you wanting to change career? Do you wish to pursue a career in counselling? DN Colleges are offering an opportunity to undertake a BA (Honours) Integrative Counselling at both our sites at University Campus Doncaster and University Campus North Lindsey (3 year degree full time or 6 year part time). The Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Integrative Counselling programme is designed to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of various therapeutic approaches and methodologies in counselling. Integrative counselling emphasises the importance of blending different theoretical frameworks and techniques to best meet the diverse needs of the clients. This programme provides students with both theoretical knowledge and practical skills necessary for effective counselling practice across various settings.

The programme has been written with contemporary and future counselling practice in mind and is designed to address the growing demand for qualified and skilled counsellors who can provide effective and ethical mental health support to individuals in diverse communities. The programme aims to equip students with a comprehensive understanding of counselling theories, therapeutic techniques and practical skills to foster positive change in individuals’ lives. It emphasises the importance of inclusivity, diversity, and ethics in counselling practice and aims to produce compassionate and competent professionals in the field of mental health.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 6

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    3 Years FT

  • UCAS Code


  • Awarding Body

    University of Hull

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This course includes the following core modules that all students complete:

Level 4

  1. Ethics and Safeguarding
  2. Humanistic Theory and Common Factors
  3. Theoretical principles
  4. Children, Young People and Attachment
  5. Contemporary Practice
  6. Personal and Professional Development

Level 5 

  1. CBT Principles
  2. Practice Principles
  3. Resilience & Theoretical Principles
  4. Cultural Issues, Diversity and Differences
  5. Research Principles
  6. Clinical Practice

Level 6

  1. Complex presentations
  2. Advanced Theoretical Concepts
  3. Challenges in relational Counselling
  4. Professional practice
  5. Dissertation

Occasional changes to modules and course content may take place. Students will be notified when applicable.

The primary way of delivering this course is on campus.

On campus teaching includes a combination of lectures, small group seminars, workshops, guest lectures and one to one discussions with your tutor. The assessment strategy adopts a a variety of methods including podcasts, essays, roleplays and student presentations. The course will incorporate 100 placement hours, where students will be afforded the opportunity to implement their theoretical knowledge and applied skills into practice in a real-world environment. Real-life work experience gained during placement is beneficial to students’ CVs.

Contact time for students is 1 day per week for the full-time route and 1 morning or afternoon per week for the part-time route. This allows students to obtain work experience in the sector throughout the other days as well as conduct independent learning and assessment work. This also allows students to manage work and family commitments they may have during the course.

Students will receive approximately 6 hours of teaching time per week throughout the full-time course, depending on the modules being taken. Additional one-to-one meetings with tutors will provide further support. Students have the option to contact additional support through a dedicated team to develop key study skills such as referencing and academic writing style. We have found this to be a very useful aspect of the course, especially for anyone who has had a break in education and is returning to studies, however the service is available for all students who attend the course.

Entry requirements would usually be one of the following:

  • As a minimum a Level 2 in Basic Counselling Skills.
  • 48 UCAS Tariff Points – Level 3 qualifications, these may include: A Level or BTEC National Diploma (PPP) or a Foundation Diploma, in a relevant subject area
  • Access to HE Diploma with at least 45 credits at Level 3
    Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) Recognition of Prior Experience (RPEL)

As part of this programme of study you will be required to have a valid Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check. You will be required to pay the cost of this. A DBS must be in place before you start your programme. You may be able to supply an existing DBS but this must be within 3 years of issue.

We welcome applications from people of any age who might not meet the standard entry criteria, but we would expect to see evidence of continuing academic and/or professional development and a capacity to pursue the course successfully.

Our programme will enable progression to a wide range of jobs within the industry which include working in charitable organisations, private sector, NHS and prison settings, schools, working within a pastoral setting, working as trainers and facilitators.  A number of recent graduates have established private practice, as well as accepting positions within the NHS, prison service, and charitable organisations. Others have progressed to Post-graduate programmes, including psychology conversions.

Financial Support

UK students can take out a tuition fee loan to cover the cost of their course and a maintenance loan to cover living costs.

We also have a range of other financial support available.

Course Fees


£7940.00 per year.

Additional Costs

Your Tuition fees cover most costs associated with your course (including registration, tuition and assessment.)

There may be some extra costs that you might need to make, or choose to pay, for example:

  • Books (you will have access to books from your module reading lists in the HE library, but you may want to buy your own copies)
  • Printing and photocopying
  • Trips and enhancement opportunities

If your course includes a work placement, you may be required to pay for a Basic or Enhanced Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check


Apply or enquire about this course

To find out more and apply for this course, please contact us via the telephone number below.

  • Course code: B901
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus Doncaster
  • Campus code: D

Apply on the UCAS website Apply direct to UCDon if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 0800 358 7474