Flexible Study Options

You can complete the programme to Certificate, Diploma or Degree level. Each level is complete in itself, but also provides the foundation for the next. You may decide, after originally signing up for one year, that you would like to stay on and do more.

Ideally, the programme should be studied full-time to encourage integration between the theology and counselling modules. However, it is also available part-time. This gives you the option of continuing work or other commitments while studying. Note that the theology modules may be studied either online or on-campus.

Full Time – On-campus or Blended

Each level is studied for four days a week over three terms, and includes two long residential weekends.

  • First year Certificate of Higher Education (level 4): minimum of 20 hours of personal counselling
  • Second year Diploma of Higher Education (level 5): minimum of 20 hours of personal counselling, clinical placement and clinical supervision
  • Third year BA Hons (level 6): minimum of 20 hours of personal counselling, clinical placement and clinical supervision

Part Time – On-campus

If you need to take the course part-time, we normally recommend that you take two years over each level, and follow this timetable:

Certificate

  • Year One – Theology modules on Mondays and Tuesdays
  • Year Two – Counselling modules on Wednesdays, Thursdays and two weekends

Diploma

  • Year Three – Counselling modules on Wednesdays, Thursdays and two weekends
    Year Four – Theology modules on Thursdays and Fridays

Degree

  • Year Five – Counselling modules on Wednesday, Thursdays and two weekends
    Year Six – Your Project and the core Theology module (usually on Wednesdays and Fridays).

Part Time – Blended

You can also study the course part-time blended (on-campus and online), following the timetable below:

Certificate

  • Year One – Theology modules (online)
  • Year Two – Counselling modules on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and two weekends

Diploma

  • Year Three – Counselling modules on Wednesdays, Thursdays and two weekends
  • Year Four – Theology modules (online)

Degree

  • Year Five – Counselling modules on Wednesday, Thursdays and Fridays (usually) and two weekends
  • Year Six – Your Project and the core Theology module (online)
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