COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate with FDAMH Training Academy

If you are looking for a course to help to enhance your communication skills, improve your understanding of yourself and others, and to learn and develop a counselling approach, then the COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate could be the course for you.

Perhaps you’re looking for a steppingstone to start your career in counselling? Well, you’ve come to the right place!

The COSCA Counselling Skills Certificate is a professionally recognised SCQF level 8 qualification in counselling skills, making it the perfect course to start you on your journey.

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The COSCA (Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland) validated course aims to provide a general introduction to the skills of counselling. The course develops four essential themes – counselling approach skills, theory, self-awareness and ethics.

Yes it is! The COSCA Counselling Skills course in an accredited SCQF Level 8 course.

In addition to anyone looking to develop a career in counselling, this course is ideal for a wide range of people working in a variety of industries, where an advanced , empathic approach is needed. In particular (but not limited to):

  • Nursing & NHS support
  • Teaching
  • HR
  • Social care and social workers
  • Management
  • Residential and non-residential care

Each module comprises 30 hours of formal instruction and approximately 12 hours of personal study.

The fee for 2022 is £1300, this includes digital copies of all of the COSCA workbooks required for the course.

Once you have been offered (and accepted!) a place on the course, we will require a deposit of £325 to secure your spot. The deposit will cover the payment of the first module of your course.

We can offer payment plans for the remaining fee if this is more suitable. Please let us know when you apply if you would be interested in a payment plan. There is a 5% surcharge for payment plans.

We run COSCA Counselling Skills courses throughout the year and our next start date will be August 2024.

Click on the Training Academy Enquiries Form below to sign up. 

You’re ready to take the next step, fantastic! You can start the application process by filling in our enquiries form below or contact our Administrative Coordinator, Lisa, at

When your completed application is returned, you’ll have the opportunity to talk to the course Tutor to ensure you gain the most from the course.

The benefits of COSCA with FDAMH

If you are interested in pursuing a career in counselling or simply want to improve your communication skills, then click the button below! Hear directly from those who have completed the course and learn about the benefits of the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills with FDAMH.

If you would like to speak to a member of our team, please call us on 01324 671 600.

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