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Diploma in Clinical & Developmental Supervision
This diploma is a part-time training programme that runs over a period of six 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 delivered as an in-person provision in Hythe, Kent.
Available start dates: September 2024
The course runs term-time on a Fri between 09:30 – 14:30
* This is advanced training for established professionals and it is not a route to PSA registration.
Potential learners must meet the following intake requirements:
- Hold at least a level 4 Diploma in Counselling
- Have accrued no less than three years of continuous post-qualifying experience AND/OR at least 450 supervised counselling hours
- Be a member of a PSA voluntary register (NCPS, BACP etc.)
- Provide a letter of recommendation from your current supervisor.
The opportunity to formally enrol is subject to interview.
Please note: As part of our quality assurances process, we will be conducting a review of the course content once the current group have finished and we have received their feedback, so some details might change.
The programme is designed to provide an in-depth training experience that requires reflexive practice and critical thought to be applied throughout. Participants will be expected to work at a degree level, ensuring a high standard of learning and engagement. The structure of the programme is centred around a series of face-to-face sessions, which allow for a more personalised and interactive learning experience.
During these sessions, participants will explore developmental and theoretical models of supervision practice, tailoring the programme to suit their unique personality and needs. We encourage participants to incorporate their own model of counselling theory throughout the training, fostering a sense of ownership and integration of their existing knowledge and skills.
The training will address the following subject modules:
As part of this training process you will required to arrange and complete a clinical supervision placement. The placement will need to meet the following parameters:
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.
one (substantial) Written Assignment
There will be a single formal assignment that will 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.
You will be required to gather evidence throughout the process and submit it as part of your overall assessment. This includes placement logs, peer feedback sheets, a supervisor’s report, and other supporting documentation.
ongoing reflective practice
This includes the upkeep of a learning journal, a recorded practice session with reflective notes, and self/peer assessment.
We are preparing our application for NCPS Advanced Training Status and our new fee reflects what we anticipate to be a successful application.
Tuition fees for 2024 will be £1,800
(20% non-refundable deposit is required when registering)
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.
Because we are self-governed, there are no registration or exam fees associated with our programme.
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 six months. 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.
Everyone will need to pay a 20% non-refundable deposit of the total tuition fees in order to enrol on the programme (£360), followed by:
Six monthly payments of £240 beginning in September
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
An independent external verifier