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Studying 1 day per week, this 15 week programme will aim to provide students with a body of knowledge and a set of skills which will make them more effective within certain occupational roles e.g. nurse, head teacher, social worker etc. It is also aimed at those who are looking to change their career and pursue a profession in counselling. This programme will enable students to apply for further study onto the MSc in Counselling and Psychotherapy, in order to become a fully qualified Counsellor*.
The course has an element of individual focus and self-awareness and comprises of three areas: theory, skills and personal development.
PLEASE NOTE: You cannot book directly onto this course before progressing through an interview stage. To apply for your interview and place on the Graduate Skills in Counselling course, please fill out our online application form.
The deadline for applications for the January course is 17th December 2019. Any applications received after this date will be considered for the June course dates.
If you wish to find out more about the PGDip/MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy programme at the Univeristy of Salford, please click here.
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For the first few weeks of the course, students will study the person centred approach to counselling. Learning will be done through a mixture of lectures and group work. Students will practise the skills of person centred counselling and also participate in personal development groups where they can reflect on their learning and self-development.
Each student will be assigned a skills tutor. The course requires 80% attendance, and students will receive an attendance certificate at the end of the course.
Please note that due to the nature of this course it does not qualify for Student Loans or support, and we are unable to accept any discount codes/offer codes provided by the university or a third party. Application process
1) Application Form
Those who wish to apply for the course must firstly complete an application form or complete the online application.
Each student must provide two referees that can be brought to the interview stage of the application. The referees can be professional or academic.
3) Group Interview
Each candidate will be invited to a group interview which normally last 2-3 hours. During this session the candidate will be asked to introduce themselves and say why they wish to study this course. They will then participate in a group task followed by group discussion.
Following the interview, successful candidates will be notified of the interview outcome within a week of their interview.
Due to the high demand on this course, places will only be held for 1 week. It is imperative that you confirm acceptance of your offer in writing.
Fees must be paid within 30 days of accepting a place on the course, or within the terms of the payment plan agreed. Students who fail to make payments on time may be removed from the course.
Salford Professional Development is fully committed to Equality of Opportunity. Any student who feels that their own particular circumstances may affect their ability to undertake or engage fully with the programme is asked to identify her/himself to the tutors as soon as possible in order that any necessary arrangements for assistance can be made.
PGDip/MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Training) 2019 entry information
The Skills in Counselling course offers an ideal route for possible entry (subject to successful application) onto the professionally qualifying PGDip/MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy (Professional Training) at the University of Salford.
Those who wish to apply on to the PGDip/MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy from the Skills in Counselling course need to have completed an online application form and a portfolio of their prior learning to be assessed for entry onto the programme.
Please note that while a degree is the main entry criteria for the Skills in Counselling course, the entry criteria for the PGDip/MSc Counselling & Psychotherapy is for a degree qualification of 2.2. or higher. Those with extensive relevant experience may be considered for entry onto to the PGDip/MSc through an accreditation of prior leaning process if they have a degree lower than a 2.2.
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