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Training Courses

Training Courses

As both a SQA and BACP approved training centre students at The Spark can be assured that their education and training is of the highest academic standards.

The Spark is a leading provider of counselling courses and psychotherapy training in Scotland. Our courses are tailored to all levels providing introductory, intermediate and advanced training.

The Spark also offers a Continuous Professional Development (CPD) programme open to counsellors trained to PG Diploma level and is a CPD accredited training provider.

SQA Approved Centre

Training the next generation of counsellors

We take what we learn in the counselling room and use it to create counselling training that has real-world applications. In addition to our own bespoke training and Diploma courses in counselling, The Spark is proud to deliver the COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills.

Learn more about the wide range of counselling courses The Spark offers below or take a look at our advanced, intermediate and entry-level training opportunities.

  • COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

    COSCA Certificate in Counselling Skills

    SCQF 8

    The Certificate in Counselling Skills is an excellent introduction to counselling theory and practice. For those considering a career in counselling, the Counselling Skills certificate is the ideal first step and a widely recognised qualification. The Spark is unique in only using professional counsellors to deliver this course, offering trainees added insight into the profession.

  • Train the Trainer for Counsellors

    Train the Trainer for Counsellors

    SCQF 7 & 8

    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.

  • Diploma in Relational Counselling

    Diploma in Relational Counselling

    SCQF 11

    The Relational Counselling Diploma is one of the most advanced psychotherapy training courses in Scotland, encouraging students to deepen their theoretical understanding, examine their beliefs and attitudes, and develop skills appropriate to inter-relational counselling. It provides an overarching training for counsellors seeking to counsel relationally, combining multiple modalities.

  • HND Counselling

    HND Counselling

    SCQF 8

    The HND Counselling course is a professional qualification, jointly awarded by SQA and the British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy (BACP). The course builds on the knowledge, skills, and attitudes from the HNC Counselling, relevant to the theory and professional practice of counselling.

  • Counselling Theory for Practice: An Introduction

    Counselling Theory for Practice: An Introduction

    SCQF 6

    This course has been designed for individuals who are aiming to develop counselling knowledge and skills, while gaining an understanding of the main theoretical concepts of three counselling modalities. This course will provide a solid foundation for those who wish to progress into the counselling field and undertake further training to become a qualified counsellor.

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