Last updated 13 October, 2017

Rowan Certificate in Counselling Skills

Certificate Accredited by COSCA

Who is the course for?

The Rowan Certificate in Counselling Skills, validated by COSCA, is for anybody who wants to improve their understanding of other people as well as themselves. You will learn to:

  • support others by developing practical listening skills

  • increase your self-awareness

  • build rapport with others

The course is useful and practical, whether you are a sales person, parent, manager, a professional/volunteer carer or helper.

Each module carries 10 credits at SCQF Level 7.

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What does the course involve?

The course involves three main strands:

Theory
You'll learn and understand the concepts of counselling and counselling skills, find out more about ethics and learn how to listen to and support others.
Skills
You'll put into practice what you've learned, such as active listening skills, the use of body language, and speaking effectively while others listen.
Self-awareness
You'll take part in insightful exercises to better understand yourself and how others perceive you.
Feedback about the Counselling Skills course " Very high impact. At first I struggled to see the relevance but as the course progressed it was really worthwhile. I learned new skills and believe that I have emerged as a more capable effective worker.Well delivered course. I learned a great deal about myself and how I work with young people. "

Carie Taylor-Burns, Xplore Project, Dundee

" Staff have found the range of courses provided by Rowan useful and the COSCA modules very useful in boosting worker confidence to handle sensitive issues in the care settings they work in. I am delighted that the certificate is now credit rated within the SCQF, which gives us, as employers, a level for the purpose of gauging staff competencies. "

Karl Stern
Learning and Organisational Development Manager, Housing and Community Care,
Perth and Kinross Council

Trainers

All Rowan Trainers are experienced trainers as well as practising counsellors or psychotherapists and have experience of using counselling skills in other professions. The direct counselling practice of the tutors helps to inform and enhance the training offered by Rowan. Each group will consist of between six and eighteen trainees, and are taught by two trainers in larger groups.

Assessment

This course is credit rated at 40 SCQF points at Level 7 by Edinburgh Napier University. Trainees need to demonstrate competence in the learning outcomes of each module before proceeding to the next module. This assessment is made by the submission of a written assignment and through the trainee's skills being observed by a trainer.

Rowan Consultancy Group

Personal and Organisational Growth and Development: in the HOME, in BUSINESS, in the COMMUNITY.

Rowan Consultancy, 4 Kinnoull Street, Perth, PH1 5EN. +44(0)1738 562005