Successful completion of the four modules of the course give eligibility for the award of COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills. COSCA (the professional body for counselling and psychotherapy in Scotland) is the regulatory body for counselling skills in Scotland.
The course develops four essential themes – skills, theory, self-awareness and ethics.
The aims of the four module programme are to enable students to:
Identify the skills leading to the successful promotion of the helping relationship via self-awareness, exploration and constructive action
Understand the fundamentals of the counselling relationship and process, together with the composite stages of growth and development
Recognise and monitor the issues and boundaries relevant to the counselling process
Work to a professional code of ethics
Entry requirementsThis course is open to all – experience in the field of health and social care or a field involving close personal contact with members of the public is recommended; however, applicants will be selected on their emotional readiness to undertake such a programme.
All entry requirements listed here should be used as a guide and represent the minimum required to be considered for entry. Applicants who are made a conditional offer of a place may be asked to achieve more than is stated.
The tuition fees you pay are mostly determined by your fee status. What is my student fee status?
The Student Awards Agency for Scotland (SAAS) offers a part-time fee grant for those who meet the criteria. Further information and application forms can be found on the SAAS website.
There are no additional costs for this programme.
We provide high-quality education for a fair price; as the University for the Common Good, we are committed to offering accessible higher education for talented students by keeping our tuition fees low and providing a generous scholarship package of over £2.5 million per year.