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PGCert Supervision: Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing

PGCert Supervision: Children and Young People’s Mental Health & Wellbeing

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Study mode

Part time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Children / Youth (Social Work) Childcare Skills Self Development People With Mental Health Problems: Social Work

Course type


Course Summary

You’re already making a real difference to children and young people. And if your manager has told you that you’re ready for this course, they’ve seen your potential and think you’re the type of person that would make a great supervisor.

So what will your training involve? Here at Edge Hill, we’ll help you develop leadership skills and boost your expertise in clinical supervision. You’ll also learn what it takes to apply a whole school approach to boost mental health and wellbeing.

Discover how to work in partnership with schools to build relationships, identify gaps in provision and contribute to existing structures and processes. And get an in-depth understanding of the structure of Mental Health Support Teams (MHSTs). As a supervisor, you’ll be an important agent for change and someone other Education Mental Health Practitioners can always turn to.

This is a dynamic and innovative career move, responding to the needs of children and young people within your area. Ready to get started?


Education Mental Health Practitioner Supervisor Training Module focuses on the concept and process of clinical supervision. You will examine supervisory relationship issues, gain expertise in formulating and evaluating intervention strategies, and develop practical skills in understanding the application of clinical supervision competencies within Mental Health School Teams. Assessment will focus on a bespoke supervisor?s portfolio, whereby you will be asked to self-assess your knowledge against the supervisor curriculum competency framework, after which a negotiated and tailored assessment package will be developed.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)


International fees
Course fees for EU and international students

To be confirmed

Entry requirements

You should have a degree equivalent to UK first-class or second-class honours (2:2 or above) in a relevant subject, such as child health and wellbeing, child and adolescent mental health and wellbeing, psychology, or early years, primary or secondary education. GCSE English Language and GCSE Mathematics at Grade C or Grade 4 or above (or equivalent) are also required. You will need to have experience of working as a mental health practitioner, typically evidenced by two or more years working therapeutically, clinically or consultatively within a children and young people’s educational or mental health setting, with children and young people with mental health difficulties. You will be expected to have experience of delivering cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) informed practice and supervision, ideally at low intensity. Experience of delivering mental health interventions in education settings is desirable.

University information

Edge Hill University has been inspiring minds and changing futures since 1885. An ethos of ‘creating opportunity from knowledge’ fuels everything that the university does to deliver education excellence. Through its high-quality teaching, exceptional research and scholarship opportunities, Edge Hill opens doors to change. Given the right opportunities and environment students are empowered to create a different future, not just for themselves...more