Practice Placement Opportunities

Applications are now open for students looking for a Practice Placement

Cruse Scotland provides a range of specialist support to bereaved people across Scotland. Our counselling and listening volunteer team have a wide range of skills and expertise working with people to help them overcome obstacles to wellbeing and find ways forward through the challenges that life can bring when dealing with a bereavement.  

We are offering practice placement experiences for trainee counsellors who meet our minimum standards:

If you are seeking a placement and:

  • Undertaking an advanced level of counselling skills/training at SQCF 9/10/11, BACP, or COSCA Advanced courses (please note this is not HND or DipHE level). Normally;
    • Diploma in Counselling
    • PG Diploma in Counselling
    • MSC in Counselling
    • or equivalent.
  • Can commit to undertaking a volunteering role within Cruse Scotland and who can work within our organisational policies, such as our time limited support model and work with a minimum of two clients at any given time
  • Have been trained by your course provider in delivery of therapeutic support and Counselling through telephone and/or digital means
  • Provide your own counselling supervision across placement hours
  • Commitment to attend and successfully complete our 2-day Digital ‘Fast Track’ training (Saturday 6 & Sunday 7 April 2024), completion of pre training eLearning, and induction session following training

Interview dates will be held during week beginning 25 March via Zoom.

Closing date for applications – Monday 18 March at 5pm

Download application details here:

Practice Placement Application Form (word)

Or to request a pack or for more information, email