Counselling - COSCA Basic Skills Certificate
What is special about this course?
This 120 hour training programme will provide a professionally recognised qualification in counselling skills, certificated by COSCA. Counselling skills can be used in the context of any kind of helping relationship as part of a counselling approach.
Anyone who has an interest in learning counselling skills, and who has an opportunity to practice the skills learned on the course can apply for a place.
Contains four strands:
How will I study my course?
You will study by way of class-room based lectures and tutorials in College and by using on-line support materials.
The Course is continuously assessed.
How long will my course last?
Where can I study my course?
- Orkney College, Kirkwall
Variable start dates are available. Please contact Orkney College UHI for more information on start dates.
If you are studying a full time Further Education course (NCs, NQs etc.) the College claims your fees from the Scottish Funding Council for students who are under 18 on the first day of the course. Students over the age of 18 on the first day of the course have to apply to Orkney Islands Council (OIC) for a tuition fees bursary.
Information on the tuition fees bursary is available on the OIC website.
Normally you are responsible for your course fees but if you are in receipt of certain benefits you may be eligible for a Part Time Course Fee Waiver. Not all part-time courses at Orkney College UHI are covered by the Fee Waiver Scheme and only certain benefits are acceptable as a basis for a Fee Waiver. Please contact the college to enquire.
If you are eligible, you may be entitled to an ILA of up to £200 a year towards a course.
What can I do on completion of my course?
Provides an excellent starting point for those who wish to train as a counsellor or psychotherapist.
Counselling skills can enhance performance in various inter-personal contexts that require people’s voices to be heard, including:
- nursing, teaching and social work contexts
- personnel work
- welfare services
- staff development and appraisal
- management relations
- residential and non-residential care.
Is there more information available online?
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