Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

BA single honours Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring 2016/17

The BA (Hons) in Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring is a programme designed for those who have an interest in the broad remit of the ‘helping professions’ as a possible future career route. The programme provides an introduction to the disciplines of counselling, coaching and mentoring which reside in a sector that has experienced significant growth in the past decade. Students will develop not only knowledge concerning the disciplines of counselling, coaching and mentoring, but also the skills they will need in order to build effective helping relationships with clients.

During the programme full-time students will normally attend for teaching sessions at the Canterbury Campus on two days per week.

Face to face teaching will be complemented by use of the virtual learning environment, guided reading, tutorial support and project-related activity.

In Years 1 and 2, students will study six 20 credit modules. Year 3 will provide options to develop independent study skills.

Part-time students will attend alongside their full-time colleagues but for one day a week, studying three 20 credit modules each year (taking six years in total).

Successful completion of the programme could lead directly into employment, for example progression into professional roles including learning mentors, pastoral support workers in education, mentoring or coaching within human resource departments, social care and health-related roles. Alternatively successful students could undertake further professional training as therapeutic counsellors, life coaches or other roles in the helping professions. This could involve progression to postgraduate study.


The 2015/16 and 2016/17 annual tuition fees for this course are:







Tuition fees for all courses are payable on an annual basis, except where stated.

UK/EU full-time tuition fees for this course are set in line with the current maximum regulated tuition fee levels permitted by the UK Government.

Overseas full-time tuition fees for this course may be subject to an annual inflationary increase in every year where the course lasts more than one year. 

*Overseas fee scholarships may be available for eligible students. For further information please contact or the International Office:

**Full-time courses which have a Foundation Year 0 will have a 2015/16 and 2016/17 UK/EU tuition fee of £6,000 in Year 0.

Further information

Additional course costs

Although we aim to minimise any additional costs to students over and above the course tuition fee, there will be some additional costs which students on courses are expected to meet. 

Read further information about the general additional costs which apply to courses at Canterbury Christ Church University.

Some categories of additional costs are always payable by the student, as set out in the general principles.  These include costs for own purchase text books; DBS / Health Checks (although some may be reimbursed); Professional Body registration; travel to other sites; Library Fees and Fines; Printing & Photocopying; and travel and accommodation / subsistence costs whilst on Placements or Exchange visits.

Year 1 (Level 4)

  • Introduction to counselling, coaching and mentoring
  • Reflective practice
  • Models of coaching and mentoring
  • Introduction to counselling theory and approaches (1)
  • Working with diversity
  • Counselling and interpersonal skills (1)

Year 2 (Level 5)

  • Ethics and values
  • Counselling theory and approaches (2)
  • Coaching and mentoring in context
  • Counselling and interpersonal skills (2)
  • Exploring professional context
  • Reflective personal development

Year 3 (Level 6)

  • Managing change
  • Working with clients in groups
  • Evaluation and research methods
  • Independent study (40 credits) and reflection on learning (20 credits)

Fact file

UCAS code

  • B940


  • 3 years full-time

Entry requirements

  • A typical offer would be 280 UCAS Tariff points.
    Applicants are interviewed and will require a satisfactory Disclosure and Barring Service (DBS) check before starting the programme. More entry requirement details.

    This course is also available with a Foundation Year for those who don't have the relevant entry requirements. Find out more about our Education Foundation Year.



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