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Training & development


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Training and development

Glasgow Council on Alcohol has over forty years of experience delivering 1-1 counselling, advice, information and prevention and education services. The development and delivery of GCA’s training courses are based on research, best practice and a wealth of knowledge and experience. Our trainers are practicing counsellors or workers within the addiction field, aiming to reduce the harm caused by alcohol misuse.

Additional Information

What types of training do we offer?

Our training and courses fall into 3 categories:

Open training: offered on pre-set dates, open to all and advertised to a wide market.
On request training: As open training but delivered to a specific group or organisation usually at a facility or a venue of the client’s choice.
Tailor made training: Specifically designed and developed to meet a client’s particular needs where a mix of training and consultation can be offered.

What courses do we offer?

We currently offer the following courses:

  •  Alcohol Awareness
  • Staff and volunteer training
  • COSCA: Counselling Skills 1-4
  • COSCA: Further Steps in Counselling
  • COSCA: Group Counselling Skills
  • COSCA: Practice Supervision (Pending validation)
Are the courses for you?

For anyone wishing to broaden their knowledge and understanding and develop the necessary skills to be effective in their role. COSCA is for anyone interested in counselling or enhancing their personal or professional development.

How much will it cost?

Costs are negotiated with the organisation. We are happy to meet with you to discuss fees. Training brochures are available with further information on course content and cost.

Where does the training take place?

We have an in-house training room at our main offices in Claremont Street. We also run training at our other offices and community centres. Specific training can take place at your own organisation or workplace. Contact us for further information.

How do I apply?

Contact us to book on 0141 353 1800 or e-mail:

What do I do next?

You can contact GCA’s training department to book or for more information on 0141 353 1800 or email

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Glasgow Council on Alcohol (GCA)
14 North Claremont Street
G3 7LE
Tel 0141 353 1800

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