Download our Certificate in Counselling Skills
course information here (pdf).
STOP PRESS: This course is now only going to be delivered online until such time as government requirements allow us to deliver face-to-face in Perth. So it is only open to people who will be able to attend face-to-face in Perth once that is allowed.
Next August we will offer a course delivered entirely online, open to anyone regardless of your geographic location. We apologise for having previously stated that we could do so this year.
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 will start 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.
It will move to face-to-face delivery in Perth, once it is safe
for all students to do so. So this year, the Certificate training is only open to people who will be able to attend in
person in Perth once restrictions are lifted.
Thursday 28th May 2020 6.30pm - 7.30pm
Tuesday 21st July 6.30pm - 7.30pm
NB: the open evenings will be held on Zoom. Book your place here.
The open evenings are for anyone considering applying for the online COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. You will learn more about the course and can ask questions. It also gives you a chance to experience the online Zoom environment.
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 over 10 evenings.
Module 1 Module 2 Module 3 Module 4
starts 25th August 2020
starts 3rd November 2020
starts 2nd February 2021
starts 20th April 2021
£350 + VAT per module
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
Lynne trained initially in Mental Health then went on to train as a counsellor in 2009, and has
been working as a counsellor since then in a variety of settings. Lynne has a particular interest and
passion in working with children and young people.
As well as teaching on Rowan's COSCA Counselling Skills course,
Lynne is a part-time counselling and mental health lecturer at Abertay 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.