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BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Upgrade Programme

For qualified counsellors who want to gain an honours degree in just two years


  • outstanding individual support; unique classroom setting (experiential and theoretical)
  • enhance existing qualifications
  • achieve an honours Bachelor of Science degree validated by Middlesex University (Level 6)

Course Details

The course is Integrative in approach. There are no formal written examinations. Each course module (30 hours) is assessed separately, by a written assignment. Upgrade students enter the degree programme in Year Three and receive exemptions from Year One and Year Two modules. Any Year One or Year Two module that was not exempted must be taken as a catch up module.

Accreditation: BSc (Hons) Degree in Counselling and Psychotherapy is validated by Middlesex University.

Venue: 63 Malone Rd, Belfast, BT9 6SA

Next Start Date:  September 2020

Timetable: Every Second Weekend (Friday 18:00 - 21:00 & Saturday 9.30 - 17:30)

Assessment: Assignments

Award: Middlesex University BSc (Hons) in Counselling and Psychotherapy 


Applicants must have completed:

  • A Certificate course in counselling skills or equivalent e.g. in-service training with a substantial counselling element and
  • A diploma with counselling and psychotherapy at its core.


Upgrade students enter the degree programme in year three and receive exemption from year one and year two modules. Please note: All applicants must have successfully completed a Diploma in Counselling & Psychotherapy to be eligible for the Upgrade Programme.

Students can expect to be provided with advice and support concerning any learning difficulties that they may encounter. Any diagnosed learning difficulty, e.g. dyslexia, must be noted on application.

Students require sufficient IT skills to complete the course. Workshops including essay skills will be provided to assist with the practicalities of written work. These workshops are currently provided free and attendance is mandatory.


In years 3 & 4 as degree students become more independent learners, tutorials, seminar, and career development sessions will be provided.

Talk to us:
+44 (0) 289 099 7852

Validated by:

In partnership with Middlesex University


What our Students Say

“The course has opened up my mind and my emotions to all aspects of human life both positive and negative. Because of this, I believe I am a much more rounded person & the possibilities are endless. For me the practical application along with the academic understanding really enriches the course...”
Susan Gorman - BSc (Hons) in Addiction Counselling Graduate

What our Students Say

"The Vote from Me is a 10+...After coming from another college system PCI College is a totally different and healthier experience all round to education... Please don’t ever lose that.... its what PCI College Stands for in my eyes - Integrity of the highest standard.."
Yvonne McKenna - BSc (Hons) in Counselling & Psychotherapy Student
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