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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)

Provided by: Kaplan Higher Education Academy
Awarded by: Northumbria University

Course Introduction

100% Assignment-based Degree Programme

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) programme is a Direct Honours Degree programme with Dual Specialisations offered by Northumbria University. The programme is 100% assignment with
no examinations.
The Degree programme is a valuable foundation for those who wish to use Guidance and Counselling strategies to work with youths and adults in community settings, education or health, or as the basis to further pursue postgraduate research or professional training.
You will be encouraged to develop your critical core skills to be able to recognise the existence of inequalities and discriminatory practices encountered by people in everyday life, and to consider strategies to influence and bring about change.


Area of Studies

Industry-Relevant Modules
  • Brief Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Career Development Project
  • Engaging with Older Clients
  • Guidance and Counselling in Groups
  • Guidance and Counselling Projects
  • Mentoring: Theory and Practice
  • Mending the Gap: Collaborative Learning with Service Users
  • Models of Career Guidance Practice
  • Narrative Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Research in Practice
  • The Skilled Helper

Fees & Funding


Study Mode & Duration

Ranking & Accreditation
  • Northumbria has been named University of the Year 2022 
    by Times Higher Education
  • Ranked 36th for Best UK Universities
  • Ranked 7th for Counselling, Psychotherapy & Occupational Therapy in the UK
Career Opportunities
The curriculum of this Degree programme is relevant to all helping professionals, and you will have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to possible careers:
  • Education Coach
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • Rehabilitation Manager
  • School Counsellor
  • Youth Counsellor

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