BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Youth Studies

Type

Undergraduate / Short Course

Duration

Four years

Validated by

QQI

Mode

Part-Time

Campus

Dublin Main Campus

NFQ Level

Level 8

BA (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy with Youth Studies is delivered by the Irish College of Humanities & Applied Sciences (ICHAS) and is available on a part-time basis.

This course has been designed for individuals who wish to become competent professional practitioners in counselling related fields with a specific focus on Youth Studies. It focuses on the skills, knowledge and approach necessary to work within the youth context, with emphasis placed on the link between theory and practice.

The syllabus covers a diverse combination of theory and competence development. It focuses on areas such as understanding mental health and issues directly affecting young people such as education, health, inequality, racism, suicide and addiction. It is taught using a combination of classroom-based and skill-based learning that allows the learner to avail of blended learning to access classes in person or using on-line facilities to allow for a better work/life/study balance while equipping the learner with the confidence, skills and competencies to work in the addiction area of Counselling & Psychotherapy. While much of the course can be accessed online, in certain modules, mainly Skills Based, attendance is a mandatory requirement.

Having a student-centred approach that offers mentoring and placement support is a cornerstone of this course. Therefore, during work-based learning, each student will be required to undertake 200 hours of Direct client work under strict Clinical Supervision arrangements. All students are supported with Personal Development Modules in the early stages of the Programme and are required to engage in a minimum of 50 Hours of Personal Psychotherapeutic Experience (or equivalent) across the programme. PPE may commence from the Second Semester of Stage 2 of the programme and will continue until Programme Completion. 

Why Study Counselling & Youth Studies at Griffith College?

The BA (Hons) in Counselling and Youth Studies has many features that make it one of the leading programmes of this type in Ireland.

Course Highlights

  • It is the first programme of its type to meet the new QQI Awards Standards for Counselling and Psychotherapy in Ireland.
  • This programme is part of a suite of programmes that have been recently validated by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI), ensuring up to date teaching methods, programme content and quality.
  • It is delivered by lecturers who work in this field, who are passionate about your education and dedicated to sharing their experience and expertise.
  • The programme is recognised throughout Europe. On completion, you receive the Europass Diploma Supplement in addition to your degree parchment.
  • It is part of the affordable and flexible access system within ICHAS, meaning students pay the same fees as the public college system.
  • It mixes theory and practice together to provide a complete understanding of the areas.
  • The programme uses both classroom-based and blended learning techniques. 

Dublin Main Campus Intake Dates

This course commences September 2022.

Please see the timetable section for course dates.

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