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Cert HE Integrative Counselling

Are you currently working within the mental health sector? Do you want to develop your skills? Are you wanting to change career? DN colleges are offering an opportunity to undertake a Certificate in Higher Education in Integrative Counselling at both our sites at University Campus Doncaster and University Campus North Lincolnshire. The Certificate Course in Counselling is designed to equip students with foundational skills and knowledge in the field of counselling.

This course is suitable for those looking to enhance their interpersonal skills or integrate counselling techniques into their current professional roles. Through a combination of theoretical learning and practical application, this certificate course provides a pathway to advanced qualifications in counselling.

Key Information

  • Course Level

    Level 4

  • Delivery


  • Duration

    1 Year

  • 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

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 variety of methods including podcasts, essays, roleplays and student presentations.

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 an additional support 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 (RPE)

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 BA programme, if fully completed, 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 in pastoral, trainers and facilitators.  It can also provide a pathway to advanced qualifications in counselling, psychology, or social work, including diplomas and degree programs.

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 PA

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’ll 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


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: B927
  • Institution code: N64
  • Campus name: University Campus North Lincolnshire (UCNL)
  • Campus code: N

Apply on the UCAS website Apply directly to us if we are your only option Make an enquiry Call 01724 294125