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Year of Entry 2021/22
BA (Honours)

Education with Psychology and Counselling with Foundation Year

Course in clearing
Full-time Teaching and Education

Take a critical approach to the study of education, psychology and counselling, with an initial foundation year to prepare for the course.


Places available in clearing

Apply for a place on this course starting in 2021. Call us now on 0330 024 6390.

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Everything you need to know...

What is the fee? Home: £9,250 per year
International/EU: £13,995 per year
How long will I study? 4 Years
Where will I study? City Campus
What are the entry requirements? 48 UCAS points through clearing
What is the UCAS code? B051
When do I start? September 2021

Course summary

  • Prepare for your degree with an extra foundation year at the start
  • Develop your knowledge and understanding of discourses and practices in education, psychology and counselling.
  • Enhance your ability to critically reflect on and theorise personal experiences and practices.
  • Optimise your employment opportunities by developing your counselling skills and transferable skills.

This foundation year has been designed to enhance your knowledge in advance of undergraduate study. You will prepare for a professional career in a wide range of educational and therapeutic professional contexts whilst developing your understanding of social, developmental and cognitive psychology.

How you learn

All our courses are designed around a set of key principles based on engaging you with the world, collaborating with others, challenging you to think in new ways, and providing you with a supportive environment in which you can thrive.

This foundation year is suitable if you don't meet the entry requirements for our BA (Honours) Education with Psychology and Counselling course, or you want extra preparation before starting degree-level study.

You will share the foundation year with other Psychology, Sociology, Politics, Applied Social Science, Law, Criminology and Policing foundation students, before moving on to your degree.

You are taught by academics with specialist knowledge and expertise in a range of areas within education, psychology and counselling.

You learn through

  • lectures
  • seminar discussions
  • practical classes and workshops
  • simulation and roleplay
  • microteaching
  • counselling skills practice
  • presentations
  • group and individual tutorials
  • guided independent study
  • peer tutoring
  • tutor demonstration
  • fieldwork and project work
  • external visits
  • work-based learning placement (including overseas placement)

Course leaders and tutors

Wendy Lejeune
Wendy Lejeune
Senior Lecturer

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Applied learning

Work placements

On the full course you will gain valuable experience and professional skills with a two-day per week, seven week placement in a school, college or other education-related organisation.

We guarantee to find you a placement, unless you choose to source your own. In your second year you may also be able to work or study abroad with the possibility of funding through the Erasmus+ programme (until 2023) or the Turing Scheme.  


Future careers

After completing your foundation year you will progress onto the full undergraduate degree, this full degree prepares you for a career in

  • teaching
  • social work
  • youth work
  • probation
  • counselling

Some of these careers may require an additional postgraduate qualification.

All students gaining an Honours degree are guaranteed an interview for a Hallam PGCE course subject to terms and conditions*.

*Candidates for PGCE courses will require GCSE grade C or Grade 4 in English Language and mathematics and science, or equivalent and usually a 2.2 degree or above. Candidates will also need to successfully complete the Professional Skills Tests in numeracy and literacy as designated by the DfE.

Where will I study?

You study at City Campus through a structured mix of online lessons and face-to-face teaching with access to digital and online resources to support your learning.

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Entry requirements

All students

48 UCAS points, including 24 points from one A level or equivalent, or an alternative qualification such as an Access course.

If English is not your first language you need an IELTS score of 6.0 or above, with a minimum score of 5.5 in each skill.

Please note the University will only admit students who are aged 18 at the point of enrolment.

Additional information for EU/International students

If you are an International or non-UK European student, you can find out more about the country specific qualifications we accept on our international qualifications page. You can also watch a video guide on how to apply.

For details of English language entry requirements (IELTS), please see the information for 'All students'.


Modules

Module and assessment information for future years is displayed as currently validated and may be liable to change. When selecting electives, your choices will be subject to the core requirements of the course. As a result, selections may be limited to a choice between one of two or more specified electives in some instances.

Year 1

Compulsory modules
Module Credits
Module: Introduction To The Psychological, Political, Legal, Criminal Justice And Sociological Sciences Credits: 60
Module: The Practice Of Psychology Credits: 60

Year 2

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive Processes And Individual Differences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Exam
Module: Foundations Of Counselling Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Foundations Of Education Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 1 Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Psychology Of Development And Social Behaviour Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Year 3

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Cognitive And Social Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Counselling Skills For Professional Practice Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Emotional Literacy And Learning Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Integrating Theory And Practice 2 Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Psychology Of Development And Individual Differences Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Social In/Exclusion In Educational Contexts Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Final year

Compulsory modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Counselling Children And Young People Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Research Project Credits: 40 Assessment: Coursework
Module: The Reflective Practitioner Credits: 20 Assessment: Practical
Module: Therapeutic Approaches For Mental Health And Wellbeing Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Elective modules
Module Credits Assessment
Module: Atypical Child Development Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework
Module: Health Psychology Credits: 20 Assessment: Coursework

Fees and funding

Home students

Our tuition fee for UK students starting full-time undergraduate study in 2021/22 is £9,250 per year.

† If you are studying an undergraduate course, postgraduate pre-registration course or postgraduate research course over more than one academic year then your tuition fees may increase in subsequent years in line with Government regulations or UK Research and Innovation (UKRI) published fees. More information can be found in our terms and conditions under student fees regulations.

International students

Our tuition fee for International/EU students starting full-time study in 2021/22 is £13,995 per year.

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Additional course costs

This link allows you to view estimated costs associated with the main activities on specific courses. These are estimates and, as such, are only an indication of additional course costs. Actual costs can vary greatly depending on the choices you make during your course.

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