Train the Trainer for Counsellors incorporates the SQA devised Group Counselling Skills unit (SCQF Level 7) and Conduct the Assessment Process PDA (SCQF Level 8) and two CPD workshops: Developing the Trainer and The Continuous Training Cycle.
This programme is recognised by Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA) to meet the training qualification requirements for trainer accreditation.
The programme is delivered by our warm and professional training team. Each trainer brings their own individual experiences to teach the necessary blend of theory and practice.
Who is the course for?
This course is designed to support qualified counselling practitioners who aspire to become trainers and facilitators on counselling courses.
It is equally well-suited for mentors, tutors, coaches, instructors, or anyone seeking with a counselling award at diploma level to take on training responsibilities alongside their primary employment.
What will participants learn?
Group Counselling Skills (F1EK 34) – SCQF Level 7
This Unit is designed to allow you to develop your knowledge of group counselling skills and to develop your skills both as a group participant and as a group facilitator.
On completion of this Unit, you should be able to:
- Demonstrate an understanding of group process and dynamics within a personal development group.
- Develop and demonstrate self-awareness as a group participant.
- Develop and demonstrate group facilitation skills.
Conduct the Assessment Process (GF8P 48 & H290 35) – SCQF Level 8
This Unit is for assessor-candidates who are assessing learners in a classroom or other off-job training environments such as training centres and workshops. There are four tasks in this unit:
- Task 1: Agree assessment arrangements with candidates
- Task 2: Conduct assessment with candidates
- Task 3: Review evidence and communicate assessment decisions to candidates
- Task 4: Contribute and conform to internal quality assurance requirements
- Developing the Trainer
- The Continuous Training Cycle
Participants should be able to demonstrate that they are qualified counselling practitioners with a counselling award at diploma level (minimum SCQF level 8). They should also be a registered member of a professional counselling body (BACP, COSCA, BABCP etc.)
Dates and Times
The Train the Counsellor Trainer course has four in person days (9.30am – 4.30pm) and 6 remote classes (5.30 – 8.30pm).
February 2024 Monday Course Dates
|Unit / Workshop||Date||Time||Location|
|Developing the Trainer Workshop||5 Feb 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
|Group Counselling Skills||12 Feb 2024||9.30am – 4.30pm||In Person|
|Conduct The Assessment Process||4 Mar 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
|Group Counselling Skill||25 Mar 2024||9.30am – 4.30pm||In Person|
|Conduct The Assessment Process||8 Apr 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
|Group Counselling Skills||6 May 2024||9.30am – 4.30pm||In Person|
|Conduct The Assessment Process||20 May 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
|Group Counselling Skills||17 Jun 2024||9.30am – 4.30pm||In Person|
|Conduct The Assessment Process||1 Jul 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
|The Continuous Training Cycle Workshop||15 Jul 2024||5.30 – 8.30pm||Remote|
The full course fee is £500, which can be paid in full or five monthly instalments of £100 in January, February, March, April, and May.
Each unit, including the corresponding workshop, can be taken separately and are priced at £250 each. Alternatively, participants can attend only the CPD workshop for £125 each.
Payment in full or the first instalment must be paid by 22 January 2024 to secure your place on the course.
How to apply
To apply to join this course, please complete the application form and return it by email to our training team by the closing date.
Once your application is reviewed by the training team, and proof of entry requirements gathered, we will arrange an individual telephone call.