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All applications must meet the following criteria for the application to be considered:
- Evidence of Professional qualification in a helping profession.
- Evidence of membership of a relevant professional body for at least one year.
- Evidence of at least one year of post-qualification practice.
- Evidence of a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling or other professional person-centred skills equivalent
- Normally evidence of a 2.2. degree or equivalent
Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.
This course is open to anyone working in a helping professional who is also a member of a recognised, relevant professional body.
In order to engage with the course, you will need to have experience working in a person-centred way and have familiarity with the theories and practice of person-centered counselling. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.
You will be a qualified member of a helping profession, with professional membership and at least a year of post-qualification practice. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.
Months of entry
January, June, September
This course is an in-depth clinical supervision training. The skills-based focus of the course will enable you to train as a clinical supervisor; applying what you learn in complex professional contexts.
The course further develops your critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge which underpins supervision and enhances your ability to critically appraise the associated research and clinical evidence.
Please note: Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.
The course comprises a 60 credit clinical supervision training module, 'Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Relationships'. You will study over two semesters of ten weeks each.
This module can also be taken as part of the MSc Advanced Counselling and Psychotherapy Studies (Supervision)
One 60 credit module:
This module offers a unique opportunity for you to further your personal and professional development and obtain a supervision qualification. It is a double module, spanning semesters one and two. Based on Hawkin and Shohet’s seven eyed supervision model, it is open not only to counsellors and psychotherapists with a minimum of one-year post-qualification supervised practice experience but also to the wider community of helping professionals as a stand-alone module.
The training consists of lectures, experiential exercises and skills practice that aim to enable you to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to become safe and effective supervision practitioners. You are expected to have access to potential supervisees in order to complete the twenty-hour external supervisory practice requirement.
Assessment is based on a methodology and philosophy of supervision essay, as well as a live skills assessment and a final thirty minute transcribed recording accompanied by a process commentary and practice evaluation embedded in a portfolio evidencing practice hours, knowledge and reflectivity.
Information for international students
International applicants will be required to show proficiency in English. An IELTS score of 6.5 (no element below 5.5) is proof of this.
Qualification, course duration and attendance options
- full time12 months
- Campus-based learningis available for this qualification
Course contact details
- Course Enquiries Service
- +44 (0)161 295 4545