I returned to College to do the Access to Higher Education course as my qualifications were 'too old' to be counted towards a University application. I thought the finances might be an issue but the easy Advanced Learner Loan - which gets written off once I complete my degree - has been great.Polly Pancosta, Access to HE
Our courses are designed to meet the evolving markets in a breadth of therapy employment areas. We have been delivering foundation degree courses in these areas in partnership with universities for six years.
Highly-skilled staff educated to post-graduate level and beyond, with a breadth of current, relevant and industry experience will take you through your paces. All our counselling tutors are current practitioners and are either members of BACP (British Association for Counselling & Psychotherapy) or accredited members of the UKCP (UK Council for Psychotherapy).
We have dedicated counselling facilities as well as ‘breakout’ rooms to allow you to effectively practice the skills you are developing - skills which will enable you to establish the basic foundations for entering the counselling profession or to supplement your existing professional practice. Our award leads you to a professional counselling qualification and can be included towards BACP Accreditation.
Existing learners at Shrewsbury College who work in the counselling sector have contributed to the development of this programme and to the Level 6 top-up award to BSc (Hons) in Psychotherapeutic Counselling.
Counselling students have gained employment with local and national companies such as Headway, CAMHS (for Child and Adolescent Mental Health Services) and Drug & Alcohol services. Other students have changed roles within their existing employment which incorporates their counselling practice or set-up their own private practice.