COSCA Counselling Skills

The COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate course is ideal for those who are looking to enhance their communication skills, improve understanding of themselves and others and boost confidence.

As a professionally recognised qualification in counselling skills, it is the perfect step towards a career in counselling, and extremely valuable for anyone working in supportive and managing role.

If you would like to find out more or apply for this course, please get in touch with Lisa Alexander at or call 01324 671600.

“A real turning point in my professional development and career. The changes I have made to my approach to teaching, supporting and learning is profound and I use the skills I learned daily. An outstanding course.”

What you will learn?

The COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) validated course aims to provide a general introduction to the skills of counselling. The course develops four essential themes – skills, theory, self-awareness and ethics.

Is COSCA Counselling Skills an accredited course?

Yes it is! The COSCA Counselling Skills course in an accredited SCQF Level 8 course.

How much time will I need to commit?

Each module comprises 30 hours of formal instruction and approximately 12 hours of personal study.

Fees and payment plans

The fee for 2021 is £1300. Following an offer and your acceptance of a place on the course, we will accept a deposit which to secure your place.

We can offer payment plans for the remaining fee throughout the duration of the course if this is more suitable. Please advise at time of applying if you would be interested in a payment plan. There is a 5% surcharge for payment plans.

When are the next course dates?

We run COSCA Counselling Skills courses throughout the year and our next start date will be in August 2021. Keep an eye on our website and social media to find out more!

How can I find out more?

We would love to hear from you! You can find out more about the COSCA Counselling Skills course and how to apply by emailing Lisa Alexander at or calling 01324 671600.

Do you provide other courses and mental health and wellbeing training at FDAMH?

Yes we do! We specialise in mental health training and have a wide range of courses, interactive workshops and tailored training available. Contact Lisa at to discuss your training needs.