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PGCert Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Relationships

PGCert Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Relationships

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Study mode

Full time

Duration

1 year

Start date

SEP

Key information
DATA SOURCE : IDP Connect

Qualification type

Postgraduate Certificate

Subject areas

Psychotherapy Counselling Skills (General) Supervisory Skills

Course type

Taught

Course Summary

This course is an in-depth clinical supervision training. The skills-based focus of the course will enable you to train as a clinical supervisor; applying what you learn in complex professional contexts.

The course further develops your critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge which underpins supervision and enhances your ability to critically appraise the associated research and clinical evidence.

Please note: Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.

You will:

Enhance your employment and earning prospects as a supervisor within a range of helping professions
Promote the efficiency of your professional field
Benefit from up-to-date thinking from experts in supervision theory, practice and research

TEACHING:

This award is aimed at meeting the needs of qualified professionals seeking clinical supervision training.

The course skills training and content is delivered in one weekly three-hour session, for ten weeks in semester 1 and ten weeks in semester 2. There may be additional sessions required in the same timeslot at the end of the course for assessment.

Most sessions are structured around small group skills practice, reflective sessions exploring supervision practice and theory and practice related lectures. There are also occasional experiential workshops

ASSESSMENT:

The evaluation takes the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments enable students to gauge their learning and development during the course of each module and to prepare them for summative assessment. Formative assessments include peer and tutor review and feedback on development of written work both in class and electronically online. The learning is experientially driven and enquiry-led, with opportunities to review the assimilation of knowledge, critical skills and supervision skills.

Summative assessment strategies include:

  • A written essay addressing issues of theory and practice
  • A portfolio reflecting on supervision practice
  • Supervision skills assessment

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW

APPLICANT PROFILE

Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.

This course is open to anyone working in a helping professional who is also a member of a recognised, relevant professional body.

In order to engage with the course, you will need to have experience working in a person-centred way and have familiarity with the theories and practice of person-centered counselling. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.

You will be a qualified member of a helping profession, with professional membership and at least a year of post-qualification practice. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.

Modules

This module offers a unique opportunity for you to further your personal and professional development and obtain a supervision qualification. Based on Hawkin and Shohet?s seven eyed supervision model, it is open, not only to counsellors and psychotherapists with a minimum of one-year post-qualification supervised practice experience but also to the wider community of helping professionals as a stand-alone module. Spanning twenty weeks over two semesters, the training consists of lectures, experiential exercises and skills practice that aim to enable participants to gain the skills, knowledge and experience to become safe and effective supervision practitioners. You are expected to have access to potential supervisees in order to complete the twenty-hour external supervisory practice requirement. Assessment is based on a methodology and philosophy of supervision essay, as well as a live skills assessment and a final thirty minute transcribed recording accompanied by a process commentary and practice evaluation embedded in a portfolio evidencing practice hours, knowledge and reflectivity.

Tuition fees

UK fees
Course fees for UK students

For this course (per year)

£2,640

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£5,202

International fees
Course fees for non-UK/ international students

For this course (per year)

£4,890

Average for all Postgrad courses (per year)

£12,227

Entry requirements

All applications must meet the following criteria for the application to be considered: Evidence of Professional qualification in a helping profession; Evidence of membership of a relevant professional body for at least one year; Evidence of at least one year of post-qualification practice; Evidence of a Level 2 Certificate in Counselling or other professional person-centred skills equivalent; Normally evidence of a 2.2. degree or equivalent. We welcome applications from students who may not have formal/traditional entry criteria but who have relevant experience or the ability to pursue the course successfully.

University information

The University of Salford is an ambitious and progressive institution in the Greater Manchester area. It offers a high-quality programme of postgraduate and research degree courses that furthers understanding in key areas of global research, and leads graduates into challenging and rewarding careers in science, healthcare, law, business, engineering, the built environment, media, music and the arts. Students will join a postgraduate community...more