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UCAS Code: B940
Institution Code: S82

The approach to counselling at Degree Studies at West Suffolk College is integrative; an approach which has developed over the past half century, as a result of counselling outcomes research. The integrative model involves drawing on a range of theories which help us to understand how human beings develop, how personality and emotional challenges emerge, and how we act in the face of universal issues of our existence such as freedom, death, anxiety and guilt. Integration is also concerned with understanding why and how we are happy to show certain aspects of ourselves while hiding other parts. The aim of integrative counselling would then be to enable access to our whole self.

To achieve these objectives, the course is divided into three general areas; firstly, the professional - students will learn about law, ethics, boundaries and other aspects of professionalism. Secondly, students will learn and practice new skills, at first this will be in the classroom practising on other students, but later this will expand into working in a placement, counselling real clients. Thirdly, the theoretical concepts will be offered to students who will learn how to apply them to their counselling work. Lastly, students will engage in a process of self-awareness which will support their learning and development across the course.

UCAS Code: X346
Institution Code: S82

Would you like a career working with children or their families? Degree Studies at West Suffolk College is offering you the opportunity to Study BA (Hons) Early Childhood Studies. This fascinating and stimulating course will provide you with the knowledge you need to start or develop your career within the Early Years.

 

Early Childhood Studies is the study of children and childhood. The primary focus is children from birth to eight years, but it also includes covers conception through to the end of primary schooling. The degree takes a multi-disciplinary approach and offers a fascinating and stimulating course of academic study. This means it includes educational, health, welfare, psychological, sociological, legal, philosophical, political and economic perspectives. A holistic philosophy permeates the programme.

 

The Early Childhood Studies (ECS) degree course covers higher education levels 4, 5, 6 and is designed for anyone who wants a career working with or for children and/or their families.

 

Students are offered support to find volunteer and placement opportunities whilst studying if they are not already working within the early years. West Suffolk College has strong established links with local early years providers which supports our students to find valuable career opportunities.

 

The Early Childhood Studies degree enables students to go in to a range of careers in the early years, as well as completing post graduate qualifications in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year's settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, post-graduate study and research.

 

These degrees enable students on graduating to go into a range of careers in the early years as well as completing post graduate qualifications, in order to work in the education, health and social care fields. Careers including Primary Teacher Training, Family Support and Social Work, Nursing and related disciplines, Early Year's settings, International, National and Regional Aid work with children and their families, Post-graduate study and research are all possible.

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