Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

BA single honours Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring 2020/21

Year of entry

The content of this course is currently being reviewed and is subject to change. Applicants will be informed of any changes that impact on the structure of the course.

Our BA in Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring will allow you to gain a deep understanding of the helping professions. You will focus on the theory, approaches and skills used in counselling, coaching and mentoring.

You will be taught by passionate and experienced tutors supported by a wide range of guest speakers from social care, health and education.

The ‘helping professions’ have experienced significant growth in the past decade. You may enter one of a range of career routes that are both challenging and rewarding.

You will explore areas including:

  • counselling
  • coaching
  • mentoring
  • ethics and values

If you are interested in the ‘helping professions’ as a possible career route, this is the course for you. The course provides an introduction to the disciplines of counselling, coaching and mentoring.

You will examine the purpose and function of each discipline. You can develop your knowledge and skills in relation to a broad range of helping approaches and techniques. These can be used within many different settings including schools, voluntary sector, social care and health.

You will develop knowledge of counselling, coaching and mentoring along with the skills to build effective relationships with clients. Upon completing your BA, you may continue your professional studies in specific fields such as counselling, careers work, social work or human resources.This course is suitable for anyone with an interest in the broad remit of the ‘helping professions’ as a possible career route. 

"Choosing to do the BA Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring has opened my eyes to so many different opportunities.  It has been the best decision I have ever made and I have grown and changed so much on this journey. It has broadened my horizons in ways I would not have expected."

Molly New, Year 3,  BA Hons Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

 

You will normally attend teaching sessions at the Canterbury Campus for the equivalent of two days per week.

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

During years one and two, you will study six 20 credit modules per year. Year three will study four 20 credit modules and a 40 credit independent research module.

Work-related experience In the first year, you will have the opportunity to explore a wide range of contexts where you could utilise your knowledge and skills in counselling, coaching and mentoring by visiting work places. In addition, invited speakers give insights about their work in the field. We also encourage and support your participation in voluntary or part-time work throughout the course.

90% of our most recent Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring students were in jobs or further study 6 months after finishing their course.
Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education Survey 2016/17

The course offers a range of optional modules alongside specialist modules. These modules will enable you to acquire interdisciplinary skills and concepts to help you work across a variety of disciplines.

Year 1

Orientation to Higher Education and Research (20 credits)

This module aims to provide an orientation into Higher Education and to introduce you to research within the context of Education. You will gain understanding of university processes and procedures related to assignment submission, as well as support that is available more broadly through lectures and tutorial support.

Exploring the Professional Context (20 credits)

This module will provide you with an opportunity to explore the different contexts in which counselling, coaching and mentoring take place and to consider in which circumstances any or all of these skills might be appropriate. 

Introduction to Coaching and Mentoring(20 credits)

 This will enable you to build theoretical knowledge of the differences and similarities of coaching and mentoring, identify and evaluate a range of models of coaching and mentoring and consider the application of models to a variety of client groups and contexts. You will engage in peer mentoring as part of this module and reflect on your experiences of being a mentee.

Approaches to Counselling and Therapy (20 credits)

You will be introduced to key counselling theories and approaches, focusing on the key principles of humanistic approaches and the application of a person centred counselling and therapy. The concept of a therapeutic alliance and the core conditions of the person-centred approach will be explored in depth alongside the related practice skills.

Reflective Practice and Creativity(20 credits)

In this module you will be introduced to the theory and practice underpinning reflective and reflexive practice. This will be underpinned by an appreciation of how the creative process and the arts can be employed to support self-development, resolve inner conflict, build resilience and future growth.

Year 2

Exploring Research: Methods, Methodologies, and Implications for Practice (20 credits)

The module aims to provide you with the knowledge to equip you to be able to design and conduct a small-scale research project with or about children, young people or adults.

Coaching and Mentoring in Context (20 credits)

In this module you will be able to explore the different contexts in which coaching and mentoring take place in a variety of professional contexts.

Reflective Personal Development (20 credits)

This module will explore the nature of learning from experience and critical reflection, with a particular emphasis on career development within the helping professions. 

Integrative approaches to counselling and therapy (20 credits)

The aim of the module is for you to develop a deep understanding of a range of key counselling theories, approaches and skills. It builds on the level 4 Counselling Theory and Skills module by critically examining the principles and features of Transactional Analysis, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (CBT) and Solution-Focused Brief Therapy (SFBT).

Therapeutic work with Children and Young People (20 credits)

This module sets out to develop your understanding of the opportunities and complexities of working with children and young people in the helping professions. It will consider how and why children and young people may need additional support including, adverse life experience, emotional wellbeing and mental health issues.

Working with diversity: knowing me, knowing you (20 credits)

The aim of this module is to examine self-identity, beliefs and values in the context of working with diversity, using key theories of identity to explore personal, cultural and structural constructs,

Year 3

Mentoring and Coaching in Action (20 credits)

The module aims to enable you to build on the mentoring and coaching knowledge and skills gained at level 4 and 5. It will provide you with a work-related opportunity to put theory into practice by becoming a peer mentor or coach.

Working with clients in groups (20 credits)

The aim of the module is to develop a critical understanding of the aim, role and range of group work used within the helping professions. Key theories and concepts relating to group work will be examined including group dynamics, roles and therapeutic processes. Different types of group sessions will be explored including Personal Learning and Development groups, self-help and therapeutic groups

 Advanced Counselling and therapeutic skills in context (20 credits)

The module aims to develop a critical understanding of the different counselling and therapeutic approaches that can be used for meeting different client needs. These needs will be examined in different context, including, schools; secure environments, private practice and community settings.

Research in Action: Social Action, Advocacy and Participation (20 credits)

The module aims to actively engage you in social action opportunities to address social inequalities and/or social needs.

Researching: Independent Study 1 (20 credits)

This independent study module aims to offer you the opportunity to develop an individual written project based on a contemporary educational issue of their choice.  This will be done in negotiation with a supervising tutor. It aims to develop students’ ability to work independently to defined aims. 

Alternatively you may take a 40 credit dissertation module.

Researching: Independent Study 2 (40 credits)

The module enables you to construct and undertake a research project over the duration of the final year of undergraduate study. The research should take the form of an empirical study or policy critique addressing a relevant, coherent question/ area of research based on an aspect of your programme area. You will be assigned a supervising tutor for the duration of your research project.

We continually review and where appropriate, revise the range of modules on offer to reflect changes in the subject and ensure the best student experience. We will inform applicants of any changes to the course structure before enrolment.

Our previous students have gone on to successful careers such as school mentor, domestic violence support worker, and HR manager.

Completing the BA Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring will enable you to apply for further study such as MAs in Counselling, Psychotherapy, Social Work and Careers Counselling.

Fees

The 2020/21 annual tuition fees for this course are:

  UK / EU Overseas
Full-time £9,250 £13,000

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

Please read the 2020/21 Tuition Fee Statement for further information regarding 2020/21 tuition fees and year on year fee increases.

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 are expected to meet.

Costs applicable to all students

CategoryDescription
Text books Own purchase text books
Travel to other sites Where travel to other sites is required, this will be payable by the student
Library Fees and Fines Where students fail to return loaned items within the required time they will be responsible for the cost of any Library Fees and Fines applicable
Printing & Photocopying The cost of printing and photocopying undertaken by students to support their individual learning are payable by the student
Graduation ceremonies It is free for the student to attend the ceremony itself. Guest tickets and robe hire / photography are additional costs payable by the student

Course specific costs

CategoryDescription
DBS Check There is a charge made for this process of £52.

General principle policy

The University’s general principles policy for additional course fees are set out here

CategoryIs the cost Included in the tuition fee?Is the cost an additional cost to students?
Field trips (including trips abroad and trips to museums, theatres, workshops etc) The costs of Field trips are not included in the Tuition fee unless the trip is a compulsory element of the module. Yes, unless the Field trip is a compulsory element of the module.
Travel and accommodation costs for placements  This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information about additional costs of travel and accommodation for placements.

Purchase of own text books

No – students are expected to purchase their own text books. Yes – students are expected to purchase their own text books.

Data & Barring Service (DBS) Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.

Occupational Health Checks

This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information. This varies depending on the Course - please refer to individual course webpages for further information.
Professional Body registration No - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable. Yes - students are expected to pay for their own Professional Body registration, if applicable.
Travel to other sites No – students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information. Yes - students are expected to pay for the cost of any travel to other University sites, however a mini bus service is provided free of charge between Old Sessions House and Polo Farm / Hall Place in Canterbury. Visit the shuttlebus webpage for more information.
Clothing / Kit Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages. Yes, where the clothing / kit is essential for Health & Safety reasons the cost is included in the tuition fee (a maximum of one set of clothing provided per student). Further information can be found on course webpages.
Learning materials Essential learning materials (excluding text books) in connection with the course are included in the Tuition Fee. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages. Students must pay for additional materials beyond the standard provision essential for the course, or where the costs are determined by the student’s area of interest and the outputs are retained by the student. Specific course related information can be found on course webpages.
Library fees and fines Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student. Yes – all Library fees and fines are an additional cost payable by the student.
Printing and photocopying A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student. A £15 print / photocopying credit is provided to all students each academic year on their University Smartcard. Any additional print / photocopying costs must be paid for by the student.
Social events The tuition fee does not include the cost of any social events, unless the event forms an essential part of the course. Yes, the costs of social events are an additional cost payable by the student unless the event forms an essential part of the course.
Graduation ceremonies IThe cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests. The cost of the Graduation ceremony itself is included in the tuition fee for the student to attend the ceremony. However, guest tickets and robe hire/ photography are additional costs payable by the student or their guests.

Each taught module has a standard 50 hours of student contact. This will typically be composed of lectures, seminars, group work, tutorials and feedback on assignments. You will also be expected to engage in 150 hours of self-directed study per taught module.

The course is taught by a team of enthusiastic senior lecturers from wide variety of backgrounds. All are experienced in a range of settings such as career counselling, psychotherapy and coaching.

Reflecting the nature and content of this course we will assess both your academic knowledge and also the development and understanding of professional interpersonal skills. Accordingly, you will be assessed through a range of methods, including individual and group presentations, posters, assignments and timed essay. 

As a student within the Centre for Career and Personal Development you will benefit from the careers expertise of our staff, enabling you to consider your next steps and how to take them.

"This course has opened a range of career branches and has allowed me to discover what I'm good at and what careers I would be able to excel in."
Mia, Year 3, BA Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

"The skills that this course has provided me with are invaluable to the helping professions."
Reece, Year 3, BA Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring

"I’ve enjoyed learning about theories and it has been good for me to link to what I’d been doing in my job.  It helped me join up the dots with what I’d been doing in my job as a mentor and link that to the theories that’d I’d using."
Joyce, Year 3, BA Counselling Coaching and Mentoring

UK/EU

Full-time study

Apply via UCAS

Apply Direct / Part-time study

Location Length Start  
BA (Hons) Counselling Coaching and Mentoring apply
Canterbury 6 years part-time September 2020

International

Full-time study

Need some help?

UK

For advice on completing your application please contact the Course Enquiry Team:

Email: courses@canterbury.ac.uk
Tel:+44 (0)1227 928000 (0)1227 928000

EU/International

Contact our International Team

Fact file

UCAS course code

  • B940 Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring
  • B941 Counselling, Coaching and Mentoring with Foundation Year

UCAS institution code

  • C10

Length

  • 3 years full-time

    4 years full-time including a Foundation Year

Starts

  • September 2020

Entry requirements

Location

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