Training Courses

Train the Trainer for Counsellors

This award has been SCQF credit rated by SQA

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

Mandatory Workshops

  1. Developing the Trainer
  2. The Continuous Training Cycle

Entry requirements

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 / WorkshopDateTimeLocation
Developing the Trainer Workshop5 Feb 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote
Group Counselling Skills12 Feb 20249.30am – 4.30pmIn Person
Conduct The Assessment Process4 Mar 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote
Group Counselling Skill25 Mar 20249.30am – 4.30pmIn Person
Conduct The Assessment Process8 Apr 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote
Group Counselling Skills6 May 20249.30am – 4.30pm In Person
Conduct The Assessment Process20 May 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote
Group Counselling Skills17 Jun 20249.30am – 4.30pm In Person
Conduct The Assessment Process1 Jul 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote
The Continuous Training Cycle Workshop15 Jul 20245.30 – 8.30pmRemote

Course fees

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.

February 2024

Dates: 5 Feb 2024 – 15 Jul 2024
Times: 5.30pm – 8.30pm
Days: Mondays

Total Cost: £500 Payable in five monthly instalments of £100.

Applications close 7 Jan 2024 or when full.

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