COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Popular course in gaining a wider understanding of the therapeutic approach towards communication

Latest Course News

New COSCA Counselling Skills Courses starting:-

May 2024 (Evening Classes via Zoom), and August 2024 daytime in person class.  Contact the GCTC for complete timetables.

Applications being accepted now.  Sign up for all 4 modules before 21st April for a £50 reduction in course fees.

Credit rated at SCQF level 8 and 40 credits.

This course lays the foundation for a career in counselling and introduces the participants to not only counselling theory but to counselling skills and an ability to self-reflect.

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Or call admin team on 0141 332 0229

Course Information

The COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills is a  popular course that offers participants a wider understanding of the therapeutic approach towards communication.

Many organisations require their staff or volunteers to complete this programme as part of their CPD.

About the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

Students are encouraged to explore their own values and beliefs systems to help them learn about how counselling and therapy works by understanding the tools first hand through experiential learning.

This qualification is widely recognised by many counselling training organisations as a prerequisite for entry onto a counselling diploma programme.

This is the benchmark qualification for our own Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy (DipCBT) programme which is now credit rated at SCQF by the University of the West of Scotland and leads to a qualification in Cognitive Behavioural Therapy.

The course consists of 4 interdependent modules of 30 hours. We are offering access to the course either in the evenings or with full day attendance.

Eligibility for COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

There are no specific pre- entry requirement for this course.

Please contact or 0141 332 0229 for an informal chat or download the application form.


COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills – SCQF level 8 – 40 credits.

Further information about the COSCA course can be found on the COSCA website.

Tuition & SAAS part-time fee grant

A non-refundable deposit of £50 is required on approval of your application.

If you undertake all 4 modules you may be eligible for the SAAS part-time fee grant.

The main requirements are, that you are a Scottish resident and your own personal income (NOT household income) is under £25,000 a year.

You can also not apply for the part-time grant if you have applied for the full-time grant in the same calendar year. The SAAS will pay £402 of the course fees.

We offer interest free payment plans so the remaining fees can be paid off monthly.

Modules 1 – 4

  • Evening –  6 pm to 9 pm. Daytime – 9.30am to 4.30pm.  For the full timetables contact the GCTC.

*Please note – COSCA requires 85% attendance minimum per module to pass

All courses are subject to sufficient class numbers to be able to run, Applications being accepted now.


Weekday Evening classes will be via zoom.  Weekday daytime class are in our Glasgow training centre.


Course costs £1350 for all 4x modules (£337.50 per module).

Sign up for all 4x modules before 21st April for a £50 reduction in fees.

Please note, there is a SAAS part-time fee grant for eligible students who undertake all 4 modules of the course.

Modules 2 – 4

If you have already completed some modules of the COSCA and are looking to complete the course, we have a number of courses currently running, so please get in touch to find start dates for module 2, 3 or 4.

How to Apply

Download the application form for the COSCA course.

Available in Microsoft Word and Adobe PDF formats.