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Mode of study HE Part Time
Duration 1 Year
Campus London Road Campus
Start date 14 September 2019 Please note that day of week is just an indication at this stage and could be subject to change
Tuition Fee £1,600 Tuition fees stated are the annual cost
Exam Fee £310 Exam fees stated are the annual cost
Material Fee £10 Material fees stated are the annual cost
Course code PLR6SUP001 (1920)
  • Who is it for?

    This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide clinical supervision for counselling practitioners. It is aimed at counsellors who have acquired sufficient client work experience to contemplate the move into a clinical supervision role.

    Participants will need to:

    • have both supervisees and supervisory supervision
    • be working as counsellors under supervision.

    This qualification is designed to lead to an employed or voluntary role as a clinical counselling supervisor in a counselling agency or in independent practice. Supervision is an on-going professional requirement for all practising counsellors and those with a recognised qualification are more likely to find employment.

  • Entry Requirements

    You will need to have completed a Level 5 qualification in Counselling or equivalent and have at least one year post-qualifying experience of supervised client work. Alternatively, you must have completed a Level 4 Diploma in Counselling or its equivalent and have at least two years post-qualifying experience of supervised client work. You will need a satisfactory DBS check. You will also need to attend an interview and supply references from your supervisor.

  • What does the course involve

    This qualification is comprised of seven learning outcomes:

    • Model and supervise the professional framework
    • Model and supervise the skilled use of the relationship
    • Model and supervise the use of theory and research on diversity
    • Model and supervise a user-centred approach to the work
    • Model and supervise the skilled use of self
    • Model and supervise the coherent use of theory, research and skills
    • Model and supervise the self-reflective practitioner
  • How is the course assessed

    Assessment is in two parts:

    • A portfolio which will be internally assessed by your tutor. To successfully complete the qualification you must be assessed as proficient in all seven learning outcomes.
    • A 3000-3500 externally assessed case review where you must be passed as proficient.
  • How much does it cost

    £1600 + £310 exam fee. (You may be eligible for a £504.00 19+ loan towards the cost of your course).

  • Additional Notes

    Supervision work: minimum of 15 hours with supervisees

    Supervisory supervision: minimum of 5 hours supervisory supervision hours with a senior/experienced supervisor. This can be either one to one or group supervision

    Attend regular supervision groups scheduled by your course tutor.

  • What do I do next?

    You can apply online via the APPLY NOW button. If after reading this factsheet, you are still undecided about the course most suitable for you, please drop in to one of our Advice Events, ring Admissions on 01743 342346 or email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Angelique Clarkson

Angelique Clarkson


This course has been great for self-development and the tutors have been extremely supportive. I want to be a substance misuse counsellor and this course will enable to me to get to where I want to be.

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