If you are a full-time student, you can work to graduate in 3 years. If you are a part-time student you will normally complete your studies in 6 years. You will also have two practical placement modules that you will complete at levels 4 and 5, and a final dissertation project at level 6.
Certificate of Higher Education in Theology & Counselling – Level 4
On the Certificate course, Level 4, you will receive a thorough grounding in the theory and practice of the REMA Model of Counselling.
The REMA Model which was conceived and birthed by us as a team, and commended by Middlesex University for its innovative and highly integrative nature, whilst also gaining exposure to other Christian and non-Christian models.
At the same time you will begin to delve deep into the Bible and Christian Doctrine, gaining an overview of the biblical, historical and international story of God’s people. These foundations on both sides of the programme are designed to help you grow professionally and personally, as well as academically.
On successful completion of the Certificate, you will be ready to start seeing clients as a counsellor.
Diploma of Higher Education in Theology & Counselling – Level 5
In the Diploma, Level 5, you will embark on counselling practice, supported by further training in counselling theory and skills. Practice and Supervision Groups are there to support you in your first steps as a counsellor.
Alongside this you will be gaining deeper insights into theology and reflecting on how it fits with counselling, with specialist modules in Old and New Testament, in Christology, and in Interpreting the Bible today.
In both the Certificate and Diploma programmes you’ll be continually encouraged to integrate theology, counselling and spirituality, which will help you become integrative thinkers and practitioners, and grow in your understanding of how each discipline impacts the other.
BA (Hons) Degree in Theology & Counselling – Level 6
The Degree, Level 6, takes these processes even further. Students take a core module in Biblical Theology, which informs the work in the rest of the programme as we seek to integrate theological and counselling perspectives throughout.
A key element of the year is the Project, which gives you the opportunity to focus on an area of interest and bring all your skills to bear on researching and writing.