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Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in
Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)

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100% Assignment-Based Degree

The Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling (Top-up) is a Direct Honours Degree with dual specialisations offered by Northumbria University. The Degree is 100% assignment-based with no examinations.

The Degree is a valuable foundation for those who wish to use Guidance and Counselling strategies to work with youths and adults in community settings, education or health, or as the basis to further pursue Postgraduate research or professional training.

You will be encouraged to develop your critical core skills to be able to recognise the existence of inequalities and discriminatory practices encountered by people in everyday life, and to consider strategies to influence and bring about change.

Why You Should Enrol in the Programme

Complete in 18 months
Direct Honours Degree with Dual Specialisations –
Guidance & Counselling
100% assignment-based Degree with no exams
Industry-relevant curriculum taught by experienced practitioners
Well-paced schedule, suitable for working professionals

Programme Duration & Intakes

  • Part-time: 18 months
  • May & November

Industry-Relevant Modules

  • Brief Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Career Development Project
  • Creative Helping Practices
  • Engaging with Older Clients
  • Guidance and Counselling in Groups
  • Guidance and Counselling Project
  • Mentoring: Theory and Practice
  • Models of Career Guidance Practice
  • Narrative Approaches to Counselling and Helping
  • Research in Practice
  • The Skilled Helper

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  (inclusive of 9% GST)
(Nett programme fee listed above = Tuition fee of S$23,576.70 minus
Education Grant of S$2,1802)

Accreditation & Ranking

Career Opportunities

The curriculum of this Degree is relevant to all helping professionals, and you will have a great deal of flexibility when it comes to possible careers:

  • Education Coach
  • Guidance Counsellor
  • Mental Health Case Manager
  • Rehabilitation Manager
  • School Counsellor
  • Youth Counsellor

Salary Guide

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

Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in
Guidance and Counselling (Top-up)

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Success Stories


Manson Ng Kok Hwee
Community Engagement Manager, People’s Association
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2023)

I previously worked in sales before joining the People’s Association. I then decided to pursue a Degree in Guidance and Counselling to enhance my career and improve my conversation skills for me to guide and counsel others more confidently and professionally.

By applying the knowledge that I have gained from the 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. The Mending the Gap: Collaborative Learning with Service Users module was applicable in terms of helping me bridge the gap between people. By learning and applying techniques that I have learnt, the community would feel more comfortable sharing their concerns with me.

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.

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Desmond Yim Guo Hao
Programme Executive, Fei Yue Community Services
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2022)

When I entered the workforce, I was young and did not have many qualifications. As I continued working, I realised the importance of having proper qualifications to progress at work. Furthermore, I wanted to do something more meaningful and helpful to others.

Hence, I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling at Northumbria University. As I am responsible for assisting clients in achieving a better quality of life, I found what I had learnt from my Degree programme can be applied when meeting my clients.

This Degree programme not only boosts my confidence and self-esteem at work, but also provided me with a sense of achievement. My achievement was validated when I got promoted from Programme Officer to Programme Executive.

I would definitely recommend Northumbria University as it takes only 18 months to attain a Degree. Moreover, the lecturers are very engaging, and they are willing to guide us whenever we need help.

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Joyce Neo
Programmes Executive, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2022)

I had worked full-time at the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Senior Activity Centre for three years and recently started working as a Programmes Executive at YWCA. Here, I aim to equip young women and mothers from marginalised backgrounds with work skills to improve their lives through employability.

I find it meaningful to work with the elderly and devise interventions to help with their gradual memory impairment and physical limitations. I am also passionate about reaching out to people in difficult situations and making a difference in their lives.

These reasons motivated me to pursue my education with Kaplan, first with a Foundation Diploma, followed by the Diploma in Psychology. This then gave me exemptions to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree with Northumbria University, where I chose to study the Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counselling.

The Degree is well-suited to my goal of becoming an asset to organisations that strive to improve the welfare of those in need. Northumbria University is well-recognised for its outstanding teaching, so I feel confident about achieving my Degree here. The lecturers, who are experts in their respective professional fields, also share their experiences and knowledge with us.

The programme may serve as a stepping-stone for those who aspire to expand their career opportunities in the sector and work with people from diverse backgrounds. All the modules covered have been comprehensive and applicable to my job scope.

After I have completed the programme, I plan to further my education with a Master’s Degree in order to be empowered to care for and understand how to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Close


Manson Ng Kok Hwee
Community Engagement Manager, People’s Association
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2023)

I previously worked in sales before joining the People’s Association. I then decided to pursue a Degree in Guidance and Counselling to enhance my career and improve my conversation skills for me to guide and counsel others more confidently and professionally.

By applying the knowledge that I have gained from the 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. The Mending the Gap: Collaborative Learning with Service Users module was applicable in terms of helping me bridge the gap between people. By learning and applying techniques that I have learnt, the community would feel more comfortable sharing their concerns with me.

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.

Close


Desmond Yim Guo Hao
Programme Executive, Fei Yue Community Services
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2022)

When I entered the workforce, I was young and did not have many qualifications. As I continued working, I realised the importance of having proper qualifications to progress at work. Furthermore, I wanted to do something more meaningful and helpful to others.

Hence, I decided to pursue a Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling at Northumbria University. As I am responsible for assisting clients in achieving a better quality of life, I found what I had learnt from my Degree programme can be applied when meeting my clients.

This Degree programme not only boosts my confidence and self-esteem at work, but also provided me with a sense of achievement. My achievement was validated when I got promoted from Programme Officer to Programme Executive.

I would definitely recommend Northumbria University as it takes only 18 months to attain a Degree. Moreover, the lecturers are very engaging, and they are willing to guide us whenever we need help.

Close


Joyce Neo
Programmes Executive, Young Women's Christian Association (YWCA)
Bachelor of Arts (Honours) in Guidance and Counselling
Northumbria University Graduate (2022)

I had worked full-time at the Thye Hua Kwan Moral Charities Senior Activity Centre for three years and recently started working as a Programmes Executive at YWCA. Here, I aim to equip young women and mothers from marginalised backgrounds with work skills to improve their lives through employability.

I find it meaningful to work with the elderly and devise interventions to help with their gradual memory impairment and physical limitations. I am also passionate about reaching out to people in difficult situations and making a difference in their lives.

These reasons motivated me to pursue my education with Kaplan, first with a Foundation Diploma, followed by the Diploma in Psychology. This then gave me exemptions to pursue my Bachelor’s Degree with Northumbria University, where I chose to study the Bachelor of Arts in Guidance and Counselling.

The Degree is well-suited to my goal of becoming an asset to organisations that strive to improve the welfare of those in need. Northumbria University is well-recognised for its outstanding teaching, so I feel confident about achieving my Degree here. The lecturers, who are experts in their respective professional fields, also share their experiences and knowledge with us.

The programme may serve as a stepping-stone for those who aspire to expand their career opportunities in the sector and work with people from diverse backgrounds. All the modules covered have been comprehensive and applicable to my job scope.

After I have completed the programme, I plan to further my education with a Master’s Degree in order to be empowered to care for and understand how to work with people from diverse backgrounds.

Close

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