Clinical Supervision - Level 7 - 7NU502

About this module

This module is designed to enhance your critical understanding of clinical supervision in contemporary health care practice. It covers how this has developed, aims and benefits, the most frequently used theoretical models, reflective practice and learning, barriers to implementation and evaluation of the impact on practice.

These and other issues are discussed in the context of current issues in professional and specialist practice eg patient safety and clinical/corporate governance. The sessions include a range of individual and group activities with the emphasis on sharing learning and development throughout. There is a skills based workshop where you can practice reflection and your skills as a supervisor in a supportive environment with peer and tutor feedback.

The assessment requires you to produce a critical evaluation of clinical supervision in professional practice. The precise focus is negotiable to fit with your own interests and experience. There are several different approaches that will enable you to achieve the module learning outcomes irrespective of your previous experience and what is happening with regard to clinical supervision in your workplace. 

The assignment and activities within the pack are useful evidence of reflective learning and development for your ongoing CPD.

Learning Beyond Registration

Learning Beyond Registration (LBR) is a vital part of developing competent, capable health service practitioners prepared to deliver a dynamic, flexible, quality, client-focused service. If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands then you may be eligible for fee-free access to our LBR modules and/or programmes. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply.

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Continuing Professional Development

CPD is a core element of every health and social care professional's development journey. We have CPD modules at undergraduate and postgraduate levels (levels 6 and 7), which have all been tailored to meet the needs of practitioners and managers working within the health and social care sectors. We have modules to suit nurses, occupational therapists, hand therapists, radiographers, psychotherapists, and those working within complementary therapies.

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Fact file

Which professions is this module aimed at? All Health Professionals

Course code: - Module code: 7NU502

Start dates are usually: September

Module level: Level 7

Module credits: 20 credits

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of this module you will be able to:

  1. Critically explore the key elements of clinical supervision and reflective practice, identifying limitations and barriers
  2. Critically analyse current approaches to clinical supervision, incorporating individual, organisational and professional perspectives
  3. Critically evaluate the impact of clinical supervision in an area of practice and utilise this to make recommendations for the future.

Fees and finance

Studying via LBR

If you're employed by the NHS in the East Midlands you may be eligible for fee-free access to out LBR modules. You'll need to supply evidence of approval from your line manager and Trust Education Lead when you apply. Find out more at

Self-funded CPD

If you're self-funding, then the team you need to contact depends upon how you wish to study. Some modules are available online whereas others are studied on campus, through distance learning or a mixture of the two.

Where will I study?

You'll study this course via on campus learning.

Contact details

To find out more about studying this module through the LBR scheme, please contact the LBR team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591992

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For campus, blended or distance learning modules please contact the College of Health and Social care team:

T: +44 (0)1332 591703

Related links

You can also study Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate online.