Important Entry Requirement & Application Update

Once you've applied, you will be invited to attend a virtual information event at the beginning of 2021. At this event, you will have the opportunity to find out more about your course, meet the staff and ask any questions that you may have.

Is this course right for me?

The BA (Hons) top-up programme offers those working within counselling and psychotherapy an opportunity to study a range of issues relating to ethics, resilience and professional development as well as support in completing a dissertation.

The course is flexible, and can be fitted around other commitments students may have, as it is delivered on one day per week for part-time students and two days per week for full-time students. This allows opportunities for either part-time or full-time study, either for those returning to education or those who are in employment and wish to enhance their qualifications and employment status or opportunities.


Visit the Financial Support and Finance page for more information.

More detailed information on other costs associated with your course and work placements/work experience (if applicable) will be outlined in the programme validation document and explained to you at your interview.

Additional Costs

Additional costs may be associated with the following:

  • Supervision
  • DBS

Start date

September 2020

Entry requirements:

  • Successful completion of FdA Counselling

All places are subject to satisfactory interview.


Taught session, skills sessions including role plays.  Self-directed learning.


To be confirmed


Meleri Jones (Programme Leader):

Kelly Ansell (Administration):


To be confirmed


Where relevant, assessments will be marked and returned to students with constructive and developmental feedback. Effective feedback combines information which enables students to understand the strengths and limitations of their past performance, and information which enables them to recognise how future performance can be improved. Students will be provided with feedback in a timely manner and this feedback will justify how the grade has been awarded. Students will have the opportunity to reflect on the feedback given and identify their strengths, things they found challenging and areas for development that they will feed forward to their next assessment. Feedback will include linking evidence to assessment criteria to demonstrate how the student will have met the learning outcomes.


To be confirmed

Additional campus/course information:

  • Rhos-on-Sea

    For every 10 credits, students should engage with around 100 notional hours of learning.  This will be approximately 30% direct learning contact 70% independent student learning.