a bespoke training programme

A bespoke curriculum designed, administrated, and delivered by qualified Supervisors

led by qualified staff

In addition to being experienced supervisors, all academic staff hold full qualifications in teaching and learning

Diploma in Clinical & Developmental Supervision

An Overview

This diploma is a part-time training programme that runs over a period of four months.

It has been designed for experienced counselling and therapy professionals who would like to expand their practice to include a supervision service.

This Diploma will be launching in 2023 and delivered as an in-person provision near Folkestone, Kent

The Diploma

The Curriculum

The taught element of this programme is delivered over multiple weekends in face to face setting.

modules

The training will address the following subject modules:

  • Module 1 – The Theories, Approaches and Styles of Supervision (inc. group supervision)
  • Module 2 – Developing a Supervisory Identity
  • Module 3 – Ethical Practice in Supervision
  • Module 4 – Being a Reflective Practitioner

88 Guided Learning Hours (GLH); 60 Self-directed learning Hours; 20 hours placement

How you will be assessed

We will employ various assessment methods to support your learning and ensure that you are in the right place to move through the training process.

Written Assignments

There will be two formal assignments that require you to reflect on your development as a supervisor, demonstrate your understanding of theory, and evidence your commitment to an ethical, anti-oppressive practice.

A learning portfolio

You will be required to gather evidence throughout the process and present it as part of a learning portfolio. This includes placement logs, written assignments, peer feedback sheets, and other supporting documentation.

Skills observations

Your practical skills sessions will be observed and feedback provided to support your development.

various formative EXERCISES

The occasional quiz, debate and mini-project will help us work out where we all our in the learning process and how best to move forward.

Decorative: a calendar

Fee breakdown

Tuition fees are:

£1,400 for the first intake only

IMPORTANT – These fees are exclusive to the first cohort and will be subject to increase for future intakes. This is a reflection of the pilot status that the course is required to go through for NCS recognition

Additional financial considerations

In addition to the above tuition fees, prospective trainees should consider the following obligations. The figures given below are approximate and for illustration only, you may find that some elements cost more or less than described here.

  • Supervision costs – Your supervisor must meet our requirements and so there is a possibility that you will need additional supervision during your placement.
  • Books and materials – We would advise buying second-hand books (better for the environment and easier on your pocket) but it would be worth budgeting around £60.
  • Insurance – Most insurance policies include ‘supervision of similar work’ however, we advice that you check and ask your provider if there will be an increase in your premium
  • Loss of work – The time requirements may impact your work schedule

Because we are self-governed, there are no registration or exam fees associated with our programme

Payment Plans

We understand that the tuition fees are, for most people, a substantial investment. For this reason we are happy to offer payment plans by arrangement that help spread the cost over the first two years. It should be noted that payment plans are subject to contractual agreement and we reserve the right to suspend your registration and / or refuse to issue you with your qualification if your payments fall into arrears.

You will need to pay a 15% non-refundable deposit of the total tuition fees to enrol on the programme (£210) followed by:

Two monthly payments of £400

AND

A final payment of £390

(£210 + £400 +£400 +£390 = £1400)

IMPORTANT – These calculations are exclusive to the first cohort and will be subject to increase for future intakes.

Quality Assurance Processes

In order to ensure that the course is delivered to a high standard and assessment and grading are both fair and representative of the programme level, we employ the following quality assurance processes:

Internal Quality assurance

A centre appointed internal verifier.

external quality assurance

A contracted external verifier

  • Ensures assessment is appropriate
  • Ensures marking is fair and reasonable
  • Ensures feedback is clear and suportive
  • Examines the overall quality of the programme and makes suggestions
  • Validates the internal quality assurance process
  • Ensures that the programme is in keeping with professional standards