Certificate in Counselling Skills (COSCA) (Module 1)

Edinburgh College


Sighthill Campus


This unique course is designed for those working in or looking to work in a helping, listening, or 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.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements.

Progression Routes

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

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

14 weeks


Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level