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.
We are currently running two concurrent certificates:
NB: the information sessions will be held on Zoom.
The training runs on weekday evenings and some Saturday mornings.
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 31st January '24
starts 17th April '24
starts 28th August '24
starts 8th January '25
Three Ways to pay for your Certificate:
started 22nd August '23
starts 7th November '23
starts 30th January '24
starts 16th April '24
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
Hilary worked in communications for many years before retraining as a counsellor and completing a PGDip in Counselling at Abertay University in 2018 and an MSc by research in 2020. She has also completed a Diploma in Online and Telephone Counselling and a Certificate in Supervision.
Hilary initially worked as a counsellor in the charity sector before joining the Counselling and Mental Health team at Abertay University where she now works on a part-time basis. She runs a small counselling and supervision practice in Dundee.
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.