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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling

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  • Overview

  • Overview

  • About the Programme

    An education grant of S$2,180 is available to local applicants for the 2024 intakes of this programme. Please contact our Programme Consultant for more information.

    The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) programme is a Direct Honours Degree programme with dual specialisations offered by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University.

    The Degree programme is a valuable foundation for those who wish to use guidance and counselling strategies as part of a job role in working with young people and adults in community, education or health settings, or as the basis for further postgraduate research or professional training.

    It offers a challenging and innovative study experience which draws on theoretical perspectives and is enhanced by opportunities to put that theory into practice in a range of settings.

    Studying this Degree programme will equip you with a variety of skills and knowledge needed to work within a broad range of helping professions.

     

    Salary Guide

    Rehabilitation Manager | Average Salary Annually: S$79,987
    School Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$79,016
    Guidance Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$74,785
    Youth Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$49,272
    Mental Health Case Manager | Average Salary Annually: S$46,010
    Education Coach | Average Salary Annually: S$29,783

    Source: sg.indeed.com/career (accurate as of 20 May 2024)

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling from Northumbria University, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    May & November
    Career Opportunities
    Education Coach
    Guidance Counsellor
    Mental Health Case Manager
    Rehabilitation Manager
    School Counsellor
    Youth Counsellor
    Assessment
    100% assignment-based Degree with no exams
  • About the Programme

    The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) programme is a Direct Honours Degree programme with dual specialisations offered by the Faculty of Arts, Design and Social Sciences, Northumbria University.

    The Degree programme is a valuable foundation for those who wish to use guidance and counselling strategies as part of a job role in working with young people and adults in community, education or health settings, or as the basis for further postgraduate research or professional training.

    It offers a challenging and innovative study experience which draws on theoretical perspectives and is enhanced by opportunities to put that theory into practice in a range of settings.

    Studying this Degree programme will equip you with a variety of skills and knowledge needed to work within a broad range of helping professions.

     

    Salary Guide

    Rehabilitation Manager | Average Salary Annually: S$79,987
    School Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$79,016
    Guidance Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$74,785
    Youth Counsellor | Average Salary Annually: S$49,272
    Mental Health Case Manager | Average Salary Annually: S$46,010
    Education Coach | Average Salary Annually: S$29,783

    Source: sg.indeed.com/career (accurate as of 20 May 2024)

     

    Graduation & Degree Awarded

    Students who successfully complete and pass the modules stipulated in the programme structure will be awarded the Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling from Northumbria University, United Kingdom.

    The Degree will be the same as that awarded to the on-campus graduates in the United Kingdom.

    Key facts
    Duration
    18 months
    Intakes
    May & November
    Career Opportunities
    Education Coach
    Guidance Counsellor
    Mental Health Case Manager
    Rehabilitation Manager
    School Counsellor
    Youth Counsellor
    Assessment
    100% assignment-based Degree with no exams

Ranking & Accreditation

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University of the Year
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Top 40 for Best Universities in the UK
  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • May
    • November

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

  • Intakes

    There are 2 intakes per year.

    Commencement
    • May
    • November

      Please contact our programme consultant to obtain a copy of the class schedule.

    Minimum Class Size
    • 20 students

      Class may commence with fewer students than indicated above, subject to resource availability. In the event of cancellation, you will be notified at least 1 week before the programme commencement date, stated in your student contract with Kaplan, and our consultants will contact you to advise on a backup plan.

Curriculum

Modules

Core Modules
  • Brief Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Career Development Project
  • Engaging with Older Clients
  • Guidance and Counselling in Groups
  • Guidance and Counselling Projects
  • Mentoring: Theory and Practice
  • Mending the Gap: Collaborative Learning with Service Users
  • Models of Career Guidance Practice
  • Narrative Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Research in Practice
  • The Skilled Helper

Click here for module descriptions.

  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Other private Diplomas or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • GCE O-Level English language subject (Grade C6 and above); OR
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • For more information, please click here.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

    Work Experience
    • When required, work experience will be applied as part of the admissions process. Any work experience assessment and related admissions decisions will be conducted by the University, and lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of University Credit
  • Admission Criteria
    Academic Requirements
    • Kaplan Diploma
    • Polytechnic Diploma
    • Other private Diplomas or foreign qualifications will be assessed on a case-by-case basis
    English Language Requirements
    • GCE O-Level English language subject (Grade C6 and above); OR
    • IELTS 6.0 or equivalent
    • For more information, please click here.

    In all cases, the final decision on admission to the programme rests with the university.

    Work Experience
    • When required, work experience will be applied as part of the admissions process. Any work experience assessment and related admissions decisions will be conducted by the University, and lead to the recognition of the achievement of learning outcomes and the award of University Credit
  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Part-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$21,396.70 payable in 6 instalments
      (Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$23,576.70 minus Education Grant of S$2,180^)

      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      ^The Education Grant and amount specified is exclusive to selected programmes and not transferable to other programmes or another intake of the same programme. Terms and conditions apply.

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

      Education Grant

      This Education Grant aims to provide financial assistance to Northumbria University students pursuing selected Degree programmes. For more information, please click here or contact our programme consultant.

  • Fees

    • Local Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (Local Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$23,576.70 payable in 6 instalments  
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      Receive a S$400 referral fee when you recommend a friend to enrol in our Degree programme*

      *Click here for Terms and Conditions for Rebates and Offers.

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$239.80
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Student Development Fee

      S$283.40* 
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Payment for this fee will be included in the first instalment.

      The Student Development Fee covers the provision of a comprehensive range of initiatives aimed at enhancing the career and industry-readiness of Kaplan students, such as programmes aimed at improving interpersonal skills, technical and digital skills, as well as career advisory and job matching services. More details can be found here.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

    • International Applicants
      Apply Now

      Full-time (International Applicants) – Click here to apply online.

      Tuition Fee

      The total tuition fee covers university registration, lectures/tutorials/workshops and main assessments such as assignments/tests/examinations/projects (where applicable), programme materials in digital format, Degree (if earned) and transcript.

      S$29,103 payable in 2 instalments
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Non-Refundable Application Fee

      S$523.20
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST

      Administration Fee

      S$1,199*
      Fee inclusive of 9% GST


      *Includes application for Kaplan Student Access Card, Student’s Pass, Fee Protection Scheme and Medical Insurance.

      Mode of Payment

      Click here to learn about available payment modes.

      GST

      All fees indicated are inclusive of Goods and Services Tax (GST) at the prevailing rate of 9%. For more information on the GST revision, please refer to the Inland Revenue Authority of Singapore (IRAS) website. Please refer to the official price list for a detailed breakdown.

      Fees remain subject to change. Applicant will be charged the prevailing fees and GST at the time of application. For more information about the programme, please contact our programme consultant.


      Please refer to the following scenarios for how GST will be applied:

      Scenario 1

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered in 2023

      8% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 2

      • Invoice generated in 2023
      • Services rendered on or after 1 Jan 2024
      • Payment collected on or after 1 Jan 2024 

      9% GST will apply.

       

      Scenario 3

      • Invoice generated on or after 1 Jan 2024

      9% GST will apply.

      Education Loan

      Choice of flexible repayment schemes available to suit your needs.

      • Standard Repayment: Pay your monthly instalments (principal and interest) once your loan is disbursed.
      • Partial Repayment: Pay partial instalments for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Interest Servicing: Pay only interest for up to 3 years or till the end of your programme, whichever is earlier. Standard monthly instalments (principal and interest) will commence thereafter.
      • Flexible repayment tenure of up to 8 years.

      Please click here for more information on Maybank Education loan and here for OCBC Frank Education loan. Terms and conditions apply, subject to bank’s approval.

  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • Not applicable
  • Duration
    Duration
    • 18 months
    Maximum allowed candidature period
    • Not applicable
SUCCESS STORIES
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This Degree programme not only boosts my confidence and self-esteem at work, but also provided me with a sense of achievement. My accomplishment was validated when I was promoted from Programme Officer to Programme Executive.

Desmond Yim Guo Hao 
Programme Executive, Fei Yue Community Services 

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling 
Northumbria University Graduate (2022) 

Manson

By applying the knowledge that I have gained from this Degree programme, I am now able to counsel individuals across different levels. I am also able to efficiently collaborate with my colleagues and stakeholders to serve the community more effectively. I will recommend this Degree programme as it can be completed in 18 months on a part-time basis and is suitable for people holding a full-time job in the day. During my course of study, I was even promoted from Assistant Manager to Manager.

Manson Ng Kok Hwee 
Community Engagement Manager, People’s Association

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling 
Northumbria University Graduate (2023)

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