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Cosca Certificate In Counselling Skills (Module 1)

Campus Milton Road Campus
Sighthill Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 8

Study mode Evening
Part time

Duration 13 - 14 weeks

Start date Multiple available

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Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Evening Start date 30/11/21 Duration 14 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Evening Start date 30/11/21 Duration 14 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 30/11/21 Duration 14 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 02/12/21 Duration 14 Weeks
Campus Sighthill Campus Study mode Part time Start date 22/03/22 Duration 13 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Evening Start date 24/03/22 Duration 13 Weeks
Campus Milton Road Campus Study mode Part time Start date 24/03/22 Duration 13 Weeks

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Course overview

This unique course is designed for those working in or looking to work in a helping, listening, or a counselling role. This course is designed to develop your ability to establish a safe, trusting and helping relationship with another person by becoming a Reflective Practitioner. 

COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills is made up of four modules which are all offered at Edinburgh College. You will begin with module one and progress through the others over 14-15 months. During this course you will reflect on your own processes and experiences and how these have shaped the person that you are. You will develop an awareness of how your own qualities, values, attitudes and personality affect how you are within helping relationships. You will attend Edinburgh College for individual skills development meetings outside the weekly session; making sure that the course meets your specific needs. 

Please note although the title says Module 1 we offer all four modules which make up the certificate. Please also note that the August intake is likely to begin online but will move on campus asap. The cost of this course is £319 per module. Each module takes approximately 12 weeks to complete. For further information please contact: jim.flowers@edinburghcollege.ac.uk

What you will learn

  • The Certificate consists of four consecutive developmental modules
  • Counselling skills to enable you to achieve the COSCA Certificate

Placement information

No placements required.

How the course is assessed

You will be continually assessed through written assignments. 

Number of days per week

  • The Certificate consists of four consecutive developmental modules.
  • It is a part-time course of three hours per week for 12 weeks per module, at College either from 9.15am to 12.15pm or 5.30pm to 8.30pm. 

Entry requirements

  • There are no formal entry requirements for this course but previous counselling training at Introductory Level would be helpful but is not essential.

English Proficiency Requirements

IELTS 5.5

Progression and Articulation Routes

Students completing the four Modules and gaining a Certificate in Counselling Skills can apply for further study in counselling at HND or Post Graduate level.

Career options

  • Employment which uses a counselling approach.

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Duration
Milton Road Campus Evening 30/11/21 14 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Evening 30/11/21 14 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Part time 30/11/21 14 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Part time 02/12/21 14 Weeks
Sighthill Campus Part time 22/03/22 13 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Evening 24/03/22 13 Weeks
Milton Road Campus Part time 24/03/22 13 Weeks

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