Download our Certificate in Counselling Skills
course information here (pdf).
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.
This training is online using Zoom, reliable and good quality free software, for holding live online meetings.
You will be able to see and interact with fellow participants throughout the sessions and split off into breakout rooms
for skills practice and small group discussions.
NB: the information sessions will be held on Zoom.
There are two cohorts. One based on Tuesday and Thursday evenings. The other runs on Thusday evenings and on occasionally during the daytime on Saturdays.
The induction evening is for students who have been interviewed and accepted onto the course. You will meet your fellow students, your trainer and practice using Zoom before we embark on the course content.
The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills consists of 4 Modules at SCQF Level 8, each 30 hours of online training time, covering 12 Units.
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
starts 30th August '22
starts 8th November '22
starts 24th January '23
starts 18th April '23
Full Certificate £1550 if paid for in advance, or £420 per module
starts 25th August '22
starts 3rd November '22
starts 26th January '23
starts 20th April '23
The course involves three main strands:
This course is credit rated at 40 SCQF points at Level 8 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.
Carie Taylor-Burns, Xplore Project, Dundee
Learning and Organisational Development Manager,
Housing and Community Care,
Perth and Kinross Council
Wendy embarked on her counselling career by taking part in the COSCA Certificate in Conselling Skills. After a number of years of more study, Wendy now runs her own successful Counselling, Supervision and Training business from her home in Fife, Scotland. She is an BACP accredited counsellor and a COSCA Registered trainer.
Wendy facilitates many other courses such as Applied suicide intervention skills training (ASSIST), Listening out for talk about suicide (SafeTalk) and Scottish Mental Health First Aid (SMHFA) for the NHS.
Susan has over 20 years experience in designing and delivering training courses for counsellors, she also is the Senior Learning & Development Officer for Public Protection in Glasgow supporting the best practice in working with vulnerable families and communities.
Susan runs a busy counselling and training practice from her home, working with organisations including the NHS, SafeLives and Edinburgh Napier University.
The COSCA Rowan Certificate in Counselling Skills isn't just about improving your listening skills. It's a journey of self-discovery too.
Face the challenge and book today.
Alternatively, if you need more information, give Rowan a call today on 01738 562 005 to speak to one
of the trainers.