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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies (Part-Time)

Provided by: Kaplan Singapore
Awarded by: Northumbria University

Course Introduction

With over 35,000 students across 140 countries, Northumbria University is one of the UK’s largest public universities. Established since 1880, Northumbria has a lustrous history of more than 135 years. Northumbria University programmes are endorsed by world-leading professional accreditation bodies which positioned Northumbria amongst the Top 10 universities in the UK for graduate employability within 6 months after graduation (The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2012).

Graduation and Degree
Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the course structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies from Northumbria University.

The degree awards will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates.

Curriculum Overview

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies is a Joint Honours degree which is a direct Honours with dual specialisation. It consists of 9 modules and may be completed in a minimum of 20 months in Singapore. Each unit is supported with 33-41 contact hours conducted on weekday evenings and weekend.

If you are interested in working with children, young people and families within social care, education or health settings, the flexible nature of this programme may be just what you are looking for. The Society Joint Honours degrees provide you with a unique opportunity to develop knowledge, insight and understanding in two subject areas that complement each other whilst exploring a range of career pathways.

Guidance and Counselling Studies

Guidance and Counselling Studies involves enquiry into the theoretical perspectives underpinning guidance and counselling models and strategies. It includes the analysis and evaluation of the effectiveness of different approaches, and opportunities to apply your developing skills and knowledge in practice.

Disability Studies

Disability Studies was designed in collaboration with the Disabled People’s Movement. You will explore disabled peoples access to their communities as well as the implications of human rights legislation on disabled people.

Professional Recognition:
•Ranked 5th for Education in the UK (The Guardian University Guide 2017)
•Recognized under Social Work Accreditation and Advisory Board, Singapore (SWAAB) (http://www.swaab.org.sg/)
•Approved education provider of Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom (HCPC)
•95% satisfaction achieved for education programmes
(The Guardian University league table 2017)
•90% employment rate achieved for Childhood Studies and Early Years
(The Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016)
•90% employment rate achieved for Counselling degree graduates
(The Higher Education Statistics Agency 2016)

 Guidance and Counselling
  • The Skilled Helper
  • Guidance and Counselling in Society
  • Constructing the Future
  • Brief Approaches to Counselling and Helping
Disability Studies
  • Applied Disability, Policy, Rights and Citizenship
  • Disability, Families and Lifestyles
  • Building on Employment Interests in Disability Studies
  • International and Critical Perspectives in Disability Studies
 Core unit
  •  Joint Honours Project

You may complete the programme within 20 months.

Honours Award

Honours in the degree will be awarded in accordance with the university course regulations.

Entry Requirements

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling and Disability Studies accepts a wide range of qualifications.

These include:

  • Relevant Polytechnic Diploma
  • Relevant Private Diploma
  • Non-related Diploma will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
All applications are subjected to the approval of Northumbria University.

Fees & Funding

Tuition Fees

The tuition fee covers university registration, study guides, intensive seminars and workshops, assignments, examination (if applicable), projects, degree (if earned) and transcript.
•Programme fee: S$19,795.00 (9 modules) payable in 5 instalments
•Receive S$300 referral bursary when you recommend your friend to join our degree course. T&Cs apply.

Education Loan

Education loans are available, subject to meeting the bank's loan requirements. Please click here for more information.

Amex 0% interest on instalment payment effective 1st June 2017 (for instalments ranging 6 - 24 months)

Non-tuition fees

Non-refundable application fees are as follows:
•Application fee: S$181.90

All prices are inclusive of 7% Goods & Services Tax (GST). Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

*Note: All fees are subjected to change annually. The fees above have been updated and are accurate as of 18 Jan 2016. For more information about the programme, please contact our course consultant

Study Mode & Duration

Delivery Method

A typical term is approximately 17 weeks period covering 2 modules. Each module is supported with approximately 33 - 41 contact hours, conducted on weekday evenings and weekends.

The actual cycle may vary depending on the nature of the course and the lecturers' availability. The University and Kaplan reserve the rights to alter the learning cycle, days and timing of the seminar if necessary.

Assessment Methods

Each unit is assessed by a combination of written assignments, projects, case studies and presentations. There are no examinations. Assessment methods may vary according to individual unit requirements.
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