This course is highly interactive and it has been designed primarily for those who want to study towards becoming competent professional practitioners in counselling related areas.
The BA in Counselling & Psychotherapy Studies is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on both a full or part-time basis over a three-year period. The course is aimed at those wishing to develop counselling skills that may be useful in their current position for their own personal and professional development.
This course commences September 2020
Please see the timetable section for course dates.
The B.A in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies (NFQ level 7) is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on a full-time or part-time basis over a three year period. This course is a leading academically based professional programme for those wishing to pursue a career in the field of counselling. It is highly interactive and it has been designed primarily for those who want to study to become competent professional practitioners in counselling related areas. The programme is taught using a combination of classroom based and blended learning techniques. This allows the learner to access classes in person or using on-line facilities. In certain modules attendance may be a requirement.
It is expected that the minimum educational entry requirements for counselling will be set at Honours Degree Level 8 NFQ and that entry to the practice of Psychotherapy will require a minimum qualification level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
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This course is scheduled to commence in September 2020 (date TBC) in Griffith College Dublin. Contact [email protected] for further details on course details and dates.
Students considering the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies can take this course on a part-time basis. The course will commence in September. The course is delivered over 3 years and each year has two twelve week semesters, September to December and January to April.
The part-time programme runs 1 evening per week (6.00pm to 10.00pm) and Saturdays (9.30am to 4.30pm) over the 2 semesters September to December and January to April.
To join the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Psychotherapy Studies, applicants must meet the following requirements;
If you are under 23 years of age and applying for the full-time programme you have to apply through the CAO website on www.cao.ie. Normally this requires applicants to have successfully completed the Leaving Certificate programme and to have obtained a minimum of 250 points. A minimum grade of D1 in English is stipulated.
General Fee Information
An Academic Administration Fee of EUR300.00 and a 2% Protection of Enrolled Learners Fee is applicable each academic year in addition to the fees quoted below: The fees below relate to Year 1 fees only.
Study Mode: Part-Time
Irish/EU living in Ireland: EUR 3,450 (Total fee payable EUR 3825)
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies will be eligible to progress to the BA (Hons) in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies, which can be completed in 1 year.
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills and Psychotherapy Studies will have a good basis for professional progression in the counselling sector while they will have developed key life skills that can be applied freely to other professions.