The design of the Ulster University Foundation Degree in Counselling is in line with those set out by the main professional bodies in the area: The British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP), Irish Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (IACP), and National Counselling Society (NCS), and qualifies students to be counselling practitioners.
The programme offers two exit points depending on student need/professional goal:
- Foundation Degree in Counselling: 3 years (full qualification)
- Cert HE in Counselling: 2 years (lower award)
Students who have successfully completed the Foundation Degree which is accredited by the National Counselling Society (NCS) will be eligible to be named on the Professional Standards Register as a registered Counsellor.