COSCA Counselling Skills Award (CPD)

UHI Inverness


Inverness Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills (SCQF level 8) is aimed at a wide range of people who may benefit from improving and enhancing communication and listening skills. This may include: guidance personnel; those working in social care; HR/Management staff etc.

Applicants may also be interested in the opportunity to study Rogers’ person-centred approach whilst honing their own ability to reflect on self and build supportive relationships.

As well as offering an academic award which can be used to apply for further study, students are provided with a safe environment for personal development.

The award is validated by COSCA (Counselling & Psychotherapy in Scotland).

Entry Requirements

No formal entry requirements. You will be required to attend a group interview. You will be asked to complete a short, written piece of work (500 words) on the topic of “What can I bring to a counselling skills course?”

Start Date




Study Method

Part time (day)
Part time (evening)

Course Length

1 year


Health and Wellbeing

SCQF Level