Last updated 15 April, 2022

Counselling Skills Certificate (Online)

  Online Version Live Interactive Instructor Led Training

Rowan Certificate in Counselling Skills

Online Version

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.

Dates and Times

Information Open Evenings

COSCA Certification in Counselling Skills: Open Evenings 12th May, 23rd June, 21st July
6.30pm - 7.30pm
Book Here

NB: the information sessions will be held on Zoom.

Module Dates

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.

Cohort One:
Tuesday and Thursday evenings
Induction Evening Tuesday 23rd Aug 2022 6pm - 7pm
Certificate runs
from 30th August 2022 6pm - 9pm
until 20th June 2023
ILM Logo Duration 11 sessions over Tuesday and Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm Booking Forms and full dates

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4

starts 30th August '22
starts 8th November '22
starts 24th January '23
starts 18th April '23

Cost

Full Certificate £1550 if paid for in advance, or 420 per module


Cohort Two:
Thursday evenings and occasonal Saturday daytimes
Induction Evening Thursday 18th Aug 2022 6pm - 7pm
Certificate runs
from 25th August 2022
until 15th June 2023
ILM Logo Duration 11 sessions over Thursday evenings 6pm-9pm and Saturday daytimes Booking Forms and full dates

Module 1
Module 2
Module 3
Module 4

starts 25th August '22
starts 3rd November '22
starts 26th January '23
starts 20th April '23

Cost

Full Certificate £1550 if paid for in advance, or 420 per module

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.
Assessment

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.

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

The Trainers

Wendy Nicoll - Tuesday and Thursday evenings

Lynne Thomas Portrait

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 Dobson - Thrusday evenings and Saturday daytime

Lynne Thomas Portrait

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.

Register Now

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.



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