Taught course

Supervision: Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing

Edge Hill University · Allied Health, Social Work and Wellbeing

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject, such as child health and wellbeing, child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, psychology, or early years, primary or secondary education. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) are also required.

You will need to have experience of working as a mental health practitioner, typically evidenced by two or more years working therapeutically, clinically or consultatively within a children and young people’s educational or mental health setting, with children and young people with mental health difficulties. You will be expected to have experience of delivering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed practice and supervision, ideally at low intensity. Experience of delivering mental health interventions in education settings is desirable.

An interview forms part of the selection process.

Months of entry


Course content

You’re already working in a mental health support team making a real difference to children and young people. And if your manager has told you that you’re ready for a role as a supervisor then this course is for you.

So what will your training involve? Here at Edge Hill, we’ll help you boost your expertise in clinical supervision. You’ll learn what it takes to apply a whole school approach to boost mental health and wellbeing, whilst supporting Educational Mental Health Practitioners with this initiative. You have to be trained in therapy to be be able to supervise others.

Discover how to work in partnership with schools to build relationships, identify gaps in provision and contribute to existing structures and processes. And get an in-depth understanding of the structure of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). As a supervisor, you’ll be an important agent for change and someone other Education Mental Health Practitioners can always turn to.

This is a dynamic and innovative career move, responding to the needs of children and young people within your area. Ready to get started?

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

  • PGCert
    full time
    12 months
    • Campus-based learningis available for this qualification

Course contact details

Course Enquiries
+44(0)1695 575171