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Counselling and Coaching - BSc (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This Counselling and Coaching BSc (Hons) course offers you an exciting opportunity to obtain an academic degree whilst aiming towards British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP) membership.

This exciting career-focused course will allow you to target jobs in an array of different settings including GP surgeries, charities, universities, schools, colleges and private practices.

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More about this course

This intensive academic and practitioner course will improve your job prospects following graduation. You’ll gain practical experience in the counselling and coaching field during your work placement and learn about safeguarding policy, psycho-pharmaceutical matters, risk assessment and risk management, all of which are now critical in health care.

Teaching will be focused on wellbeing via biological, psychological and social perspectives where counselling and coaching skills will be applied continuously. A balance between working with mental health and long-term conditions will be a critical component to this course and we’ll ensure that you're kept up-to-date with contemporary health care practices. 

This programme has been designed in accordance to the British Association for Counselling, Care Quality Commission, National Health Service (NHS) and National Institute for Health and Care Excellence guidelines. In addition to the skills set out by these guidlines, you'll develop academic skills in conducting research and analysis in counselling and coaching.


You'll be assessed through summative and formative assessments, this will include presentations, written assignments and examinations. Continuous assessment will take place where you will have to complete reflective logs.

Examinations will mainly involve you counselling other students followed by a review of your practice. You'll also complete a research dissertation related to counselling and coaching in your final.

Fees and key information

Course type
UCAS code C802
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BCC in three A levels or a minimum of grades BC in at least two A levels in academic or business subjects (or a minimum of 104 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma/Diploma; or Advanced Diploma; or Progression Diploma; or Access to HE Diploma with 60 credits)
  • English Language and Mathematics GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)
  • successfully passed a fitness to practice interview at the University

Applicants with relevant professional qualifications or extensive professional experience will also be considered on a case by case basis.

Entry from appropriate foundation and access courses will also be considered.

If you don’t have traditional qualifications or can’t meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, applicants may still be able to gain entry by completing the first year of our Psychology Extended Degree BSc.

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

Example Year 1 modules may include:

  • Introduction to Counselling Skills
  • Placement Support and Study Skills
  • Safeguarding and Ethics
  • Introduction to Research in Psychology

Example Year 2 modules may include:

  • Placement Support
  • Counselling Across the Lifespan
  • Counselling with Coaching
  • Psychology and Employment
  • Research Design and Data Analysis in Psychology

Example Year 3 modules may include:

  • Counselling and Coaching BME Populations 
  • Psychology Project
  • Palliative Care and End of Life Issues
  • Understanding Psychopathology in Counselling Practice
  • Drug and Alcohol Counselling
  • The Brain Wise Counsellor
  • Qualitative Research Methods
  • Work Psychology

After the course

You’ll develop transferable skills such as report writing, teamwork, time management, organisation, IT and numeracy skills, which are valued by employers in a wide range of industries. Since this is a practitioner course, you may be employed by your current placement or choose an alternative work environment. This may be in a private, university, school, college or NHS practice.

On completion of this degree you can also continue on to postgraduate study.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things such as equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

Apply to us for September 2019

Applying for a full-time undergraduate degree starting this September is quick and easy – simply call our Clearing hotline on or complete our online Clearing application form.

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

UK/EU applicants for part-time study should apply direct to the University.

Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from on year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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