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  • Start date:   August 2024
  • Level of Qualification:   SCQF Level 8
  • Course Type:   Part-time (Evenings)


COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate is 40 SCQF credits at SCQF Level 8.

Start date – Aug 2024

End date – Jun 2025

SCQF Level - 8

Mode  – Part time (Evenings)  

Days:  Tuesday and Thursday Evening

Times: 6pm – 9pm

Duration: 35 weeks

Cost: £900 (PFG Funding Available)

This course is intended for a wide variety of people who wish to know more about counselling skills and approaches.

Please note: The mode of delivery has changed this year, and students will need to attend two evenings a week across the year.

  • First Aid

    What the course includes

    The four main themes of the course are:

    • Knowledge
    • Skills
    • Ethics
    • Self-awareness

    The titles of the modules are as follows:

    • Module 1 Beginnings
    • Module 2 Exploration and Expansion
    • Module 3 Review and Reflection
    • Module 4 Integration

    Students will learn:

    • About counselling skills and approaches
    • How to apply these skills either within the workplace or for the development of self-awareness and personal growth

Why choose this course?

This is a professionally recognised accredited counselling course which is a good starting point if you want to train as a counsellor or psychotherapist. It can also lead on completion to enhanced employment opportunities and open up possible further study options.

Entry Requirements

  • Intro to Counselling - other counselling qualifications may be considered but you should speak to our Student Advice Team before enrolling
  • It is essential you are able to support others

If English is not your first language, ESOL Level 5 is an entry requirement for this course.

  • Where it leads

    • Diploma in counselling

    • Employment opportunities in areas where it can enhance performance in various inter-personal contexts that require people’s voices to be heard. Some examples are listed below.

    • Nursing
    • Teaching and social work contexts
    • Personnel work
    • Welfare services
    • Staff development appraisal
    • Management relations
    • Residential and non-residential care

Interview Arrangements

There is no interview required for this course

Fees, Finance and Funding

Click here to find out more about funding for this course

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