This highly interactive programme is designed specifically for those interested in becoming professional counsellors in the area of youth work with a focus on youth intervention modalities.
The BA in Counselling & Youth 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 the range of counselling skills required to work with young people on a daily basis.
This course commences September 2020.
Please see the timetable section for course dates.
Teaching through experience, not alone theory, gave the course a personal, experiential glow that sparked a vibrancy in my interest and awakened a subsidiary in my mind that previously I was oblivious to.
The B.A in Counselling & Youth Studies (NFQ level 7) is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities and Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on a part-time and full-time basis over a three year period. This course is highly interactive and is a leading academically based professional programme for those wishing to develop the skills and expertise necessary to become competent practising counsellors in the area of youth work with a focus on youth intervention modalities. Practitioners working with young people are frequently required to be competent in the use of counselling skills. Providing exceptional support for students the programme is led and delivered by lecturers who have extensive experience and practical knowledge of the skills required to work professionally in the area.
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.
If you have any questions please get in touch with us at [email protected] or 01 415 0429.
This course is scheduled to commence in September 2020 (date TBC) at Griffith College Dublin. Contact [email protected] for further details on course details and dates.
Students considering the BA in Counselling Skills & Youth 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: Full-Time/Part-Time
EUR 3,450 (Total fee payable EUR 3825)
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Youth Studies will be eligible to progress to the BA (Hons) in Counselling Skills & Youth Studies, which can be completed in 1 year.
Graduates of the B.A. in Counselling Skills & Youth 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.