Taught course

Consultative Supervision

University of South Wales · University of South Wales

Entry requirements

• Minimum of 2 years post qualifying experience with a range of clients • Counsellors should be qualified to Newport Diploma level or equivalent • Should be BACP accredited or have completed enough counselling hours to apply for BACP or an equivalent professional recognition scheme • Helping Professionals should have a professional qualification (nursing, clinical psychology, occupational therapy, social work, physiotherapy, art therapy etc) or equivalent • A member of a professional body • Regularly provide consultative supervision • Be receiving supervision from an experienced supervisor • Have a supervision placement combining both individual and group supervision in order to meet the 40 hours supervision practice requirement. • Two references should be uploaded with your application. One must be from your current supervisor confirming that you have completed a minimum of 400 supervised counselling hours

Months of entry


Course content

The MA Consultative Supervision programme has been running since 2000 and has an excellent reputation as a comprehensive training package for continuing professional development, covering both the practical and theoretical aspects of consultative supervision. The course is for you if you are a member of the helping professions providing non-managerial supervision for practitioners in relation to their professional practice. This includes Health Care Professionals, Counsellors, Therapists, Psychologists, Social Workers and other similar roles.

The course places emphasis on evidenced-based practice and pays close attention to the criteria outlined in the BACP curriculum framework for counselling supervision training. There is also an option to study the specific skills needed to supervise practitioners working with children and young people.

The delivery of the Masters course is through blended learning, combining stimulating experiential weekends and home study which provides flexibility to working professionals. Study comprises of a combination of home study packs that are accessible online and attending six two-day, monthly teaching sessions at the University. On the block teaching sessions you will experience workshops demonstrating creative approaches to practice, skills practice in small groups and group presentations. This serves to consolidate your learning from your practice in the field.

The course offers inspiring study sessions through a combination of experienced tutors who are passionate about supervision and a rich amalgamation of enthusiastic students, from a range of different backgrounds.

Fees and funding

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Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months


part time
12 months

Course contact details

Enquiries and Admissions
03455 760 599