Certificate in Counselling Skills (COSCA) (Module 1)

Edinburgh College


Milton Road Campus, Sighthill Campus


If you are already in a helping role or wish to develop yourself as a helper, listener or as a counsellor in the future, then the COSCA certificate is the perfect theoretical and practical course. It will allow you to develop the ability to establish a safe, trusting and helping relationship with another person by becoming a Reflective Practitioner.

You will reflect on your own processes and experiences and how these have shaped the person that you are. You will also develop awareness of how your own qualities values attitudes and personality affect how you are within helping relationships. You will come to the College for individual skills development meetings outside the weekly session too making sure that the course meets your specific needs.

Please note although the title says Module 1 all four modules are on offer which make up the certificate. The cost of this course is £313 per module. Each module takes approximately 12 weeks to complete.

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. Interview.

Start Date

September, December, March



Study Method

Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

12 weeks


Health Professions and Social Services

SCQF Level