Taught course

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

Institution
UCL - University College London · Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Qualifications
PGCert

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Entry requirements

Normally a minimum of a second-class Bachelor’s degree from a UK university or an overseas qualification of an equivalent standard in a relevant subject (e.g. psychology) and/or a registerable professional qualification in a relevant subject (e.g. medicine, psychology, social work) from a UK university or overseas professional qualification of an equivalent standard. Candidates will have at least 2 years experience of working with children and young people in clinical settings. They will be competent/ accredited in the clinical models that they are supervising. They will be actively involved in supervising within their clinical sites.

If your education has not been conducted in the English language, you will be expected to demonstrate evidence of an adequate level of English proficiency.

The English language level for this programme is: Good.

Further information can be found on our English language requirements page.

UCL Pre-Master's and Pre-sessional English courses are for international students who are aiming to study for a postgraduate degree at UCL. The courses will develop your academic English and academic skills required to succeed at postgraduate level. International Preparation Courses

Months of entry

January

Course content

This programme is aimed at supporting individuals in their role as Site Supervisors of trainees registered on our other workforce development programmes delivered in collaboration with UCL at the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF).

UCL has a formal partnership with the Anna Freud National Centre for Children and Families (AFNCCF), a national charity with a worldwide reputation. This programme will be delivered by the AFNCCF where you will have the opportunity to learn from experienced practitioners in the field.

At the AFNCCF, we aim to equip trainees with the knowledge and skills to work effectively in promoting the resilience and wellbeing of children, young people and families.

Entry to this programme is through an employment contract with a relevant CYPMH provider. Positions are co-ordinated centrally and advertised via UCL Admissions. Recruitment is organised with the application process open for a limited period of time only.

Students will learn how supervision can enhance trainee therapists’ knowledge of multi-agency systems. They will be introduced to relevant theory, models and interventions designed to support development of the new child mental health workforce in schools and in the community.

Fees and funding

Please see UCL website for full information about fees and costs for this programme.

Qualification, course duration and attendance options

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

Assessment

University teaching days will involve a combination of lectures, whole group discussion and exercises, workshops, as well as small group project work in skills practice groups. Teaching will include live supervision of assessments and direct work, clinical caseload management and supervision of guided self-help interventions administered by trainees. Models of supervision will be introduced along with competency frameworks and use of feedback tools.

Assessment on the programme will comprise of a variety of coursework, examining a range of communication skills including written skills, in order to assess students’ knowledge, practical, reflective and evaluative skills within the context of being a site supervisor.

Course contact details

Phone
+44 (0) 20 3370 1214