Applications to study the highly regarded Foundation degree (FdSc) in Addictions Counselling in September 2019 are now open.

The degree is a franchised programme of the University of Bath, delivered by Action on Addiction at its for Addiction Treatment Studies and accredited by the Federation of Drug and Alcohol Practitioners. The degree gives students the vocational skills required to become a practitioner in the addiction treatment field and for eligible students, there is an opportunity of a third year of study to gain a full BSc honours degree in Addictions Counselling.

The course is a mix of academic study at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies, alongside work-based learning through practice placements in a location of the student’s choice, in either a community or residential treatment setting. Each subject unit is taught in two, three, four and five-day blocks by academic staff and practitioners who are experts in their field.

Applications for the degree programme should be submitted via UCAS by the closing date of 30 June 2019 prior to enrolment in September, however interested applicants should submit applications as soon as possible.

Katherine Jenkins, Programme Leader and Head of Service at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies, said: ‘The psychology of addiction can be a fascinating subject which attracts a broad range of people and it is this understanding, as well as the delivery of the most effective, evidenced-based treatment for addiction, which our degree focuses on. Students come from a huge variety of backgrounds which greatly enhances their learning opportunities. We have a number of A-Level leavers as well as mature students looking for a first career or career change, perhaps because they are in recovery themselves, have experienced family addiction or work in a related field.

‘Some of our graduates will continue their studies and go on to achieve a masters or a doctorate, while others will secure work with residential treatment providers, community recovery services or local drug and alcohol services both in the UK and abroad.’

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