You are taught through a combination of experiential workshops, lectures, seminars and practical sessions. Experiential workshops take a variety of formats and are intended to encourage learning through experiencing and the exploration of personal awareness through this process. Seminars enable the discussion and development of understanding of topics covered in lectures, and skills practice sessions are focused on developing counselling skills and the application of theory into practice.
In addition, meetings with your personal academic tutor are scheduled on at least 4 occasions in the first year and three occasions in the second year.
You have the opportunity to undertake a work-based learning placement of 50hrs in the first year of the course, incorporating a work-related project supervised by a work-based mentor and the course tutor.
In the second year, you have the opportunity to undertake a counselling placement of 100hrs, overseen by work-based supervisors and the course tutor.