Franchised programmes are approved by (and lead to an award from) the University of Bath which is responsible for the quality of the programmes, and the teaching and assessment strategy applicable to them.

The programmes are delivered by Action on Addiction which is also involved in designing and assessing the programmes.

As a registered student of the University of Bath you would be bound by the same Terms & Conditions, Codes of Practice and Student Regulations as campus based students.


  • Your teaching for the FdSc and BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling will take place at the Centre for Addiction Treatment Studies (CATS) in Warminster.

  • Applications for the Foundation Degree are made through UCAS and processed by the University. The BSc (Hons) Addictions Counselling programme is only available to students who complete the Foundation Degree with an overall average of 55% or over.

  • Your fees are payable to the University, eligible students can apply for a Student Loan to help towards their studies. See further information regarding fees.

  • You may be able to apply for University bursaries and/or other sources of financial support.

  • All the facilities and resources you need to complete your course will be available to you at CATS but, as you will be registered as a student of the University of Bath, you also have access to the facilities at the University. This includes full access to the University Library and you will be able to join the University of Bath Students’ Union.

The University of Bath undertakes to make every reasonable effort to ensure the University handbook is accurate for your programme of study. CATS will make every reasonable effort to ensure the programme handbook is accurate and reflects the delivery of your programme. In the case of any minor changes to a course or programme these will be brought to your attention at the start of the programme. There may be rare occasions where due to unforeseen or unavoidable circumstances (e.g. a key member of staff leaves Action on Addiction, or low recruitment to a programme means it is no longer viable) it becomes necessary to make significant changes to a programme or to withdraw it completely between the offer of admission and registration. This may include the availability of optional units on the programme. In this unlikely event the University will notify you as soon as possible and will either offer you another programme for which you are appropriately qualified or negotiate on your behalf for another UCAS choice.

Last update: 17 November 2016