Want to change your life and help others? We are delighted to call applications for The Distillers Charity Scholarship to our Foundation (FdSc) Degree in Addictions Counselling, a franchised programme of the University Of Bath.
Leading UK addictions treatment and education charity Action on Addiction are delighted to announce that one of the UK’s oldest Livery Companies, The Worshipful Company of Distillers, has set up the “Distiller’s Charity Scholarship” specifically for the September 2020 FdSc in Addictions Counselling at the Centre For Addiction Treatment Studies. The degree is a franchised programme of the University Of Bath.
The Scholarship will pay the full two years of tuition fees for the FdSc in Addictions Counselling for one student starting in September 2020. It is open to anyone who has applied or is going to apply to start the degree this year.
The Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (CATS), part of Action on Addiction, delivers the 2-year FdSc in Addictions Counselling. Eligible students also have the option to continue onto a third year of study to gain a BSc (Hons) degree. CATS is a franchised partner of the University of Bath, a Top 10 UK University. The employment rate for graduates currently stands at 88% alongside the highest standards of teaching. The degree programmes are work-based meaning students apply the theoretical learning gained in the classroom to practical experience during on-the-job placements.
The course takes place in blocks of learning alternating with blocks of work-based learning placement. CATS has very strong links with numerous organisations and secures high-quality placements for students, which can lead to full-time employment after completion of the degree.
Each application will be assessed by a panel which will consider a range of factors when deciding who to award the scholarship to. It is essential scholarship applicants have also submitted a UCAS application form for the FdSc in Addictions Counselling. Staff at the Centre For Addiction Treatment Studies can provide advice and support around this.
Katherine Jenkins, Head of The Centre For Addiction Treatment Studies says “Addictions treatment is such a rewarding career and I’m so pleased to be able to share the news of this exciting opportunity, which will enable someone to pursue a valuable career in this field. What I will say is that if you choose to apply (and I really hope you do) please grab our attention and be passionate.”
“Addiction is a complex issue. It impacts individuals, families and communities across the UK. Addictions treatment not only saves lives but helps people to live healthy and fulfilling ones. Recovery can give people back control over their lives, improve relationships, rebuild careers, families and communities. Many people who have experienced their own or the impact of someone else’s addiction can use their experience to help others move on from addiction. We are incredibly grateful to The Worshipful Company of Distillers for supporting this degree and giving someone the opportunity to study and train to change people’s lives.”
Applicants to the FdSc in Addictions Counselling come from all walks of life. We hear from mature students who are looking for their next career move alongside 16+ school leavers wanting to study a degree which would lead to a career helping people. We receive many applications from people in recovery (2 year+) or from those whose lives have been affected by addiction in their family or community and want to use their experiences to help others. All applications are very welcome.
Formal entry requirements are set out in our application process. We also accept applications from people with relevant experience, who can demonstrate knowledge of the addictions field and wider essential skills set such as problem-solving, communication, presentation skills and time management.
*The Foundation (FdSc) degree in Addictions Counselling is a franchised programme of the University of Bath, a top 10 UK University. It is a work-based learning degree which requires students to apply classroom theory to practice in approved work-based learning placements. Depending on where you live you might not need to relocate to complete the two-year foundation degree. It is delivered at Action on Addiction’s Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies in Warminster, Wiltshire. To know more about the degree please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org