The course provides opportunities to enhance and assess understanding and learning informally through the completion of practice or 'formative' assignments. Each module has one or more formal or 'summative' assessments which are graded and count towards the overall module grade.
There are no written exams on this course. Assessment methods include essays, presentations, portfolios, interviews, creative exhibition, case studies, oral exam and skills assessment.
2 essays (1 x 1500 words and 1 x 4000 words)
1 interview assessing 'Competence to Practise'
1 Case Study Analysis
1 essay (4000 words)
1 Practical assessment
1 Oral Exam
In addition, students will need to complete and evidence 100 counselling placement hours, 40 hours of personal therapy, and undertake Work Based Learning (approx. 30-50 hours per year in both Year 1 and Year 2).