*Prices correct for 2017/18 new students. Subject to annual increase in September 2018
Jessica Ryan Gilbank
T: +44 (0)1332 597830
We recommend around 20 hours of study per week, per 20 credit module.
This course is assessed through 100% coursework with a range of methods such as essays, research reports, presentations, group work and practical reports.
Course code: OLPBP Level: 7
For many practitioners becoming a trained Clinical Supervisor is the next step in developing as a professional. Clinical Supervision involves combining: your professional knowledge and experience, a range of relevant theory and practices, with awareness and intuition. You can further establish yourself and your credibility, while maximising the numbers of people you can work with.
This is the only online postgraduate qualification of its kind in the UK – specially developed for professional practitioners who are providing, or are aiming to provide, clinical supervision to a range of different health professionals including counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists. It may also be of interest to those working in human services with a counselling role who supervise similarly qualified individuals. The course is completely online, so it enables you to develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills in this very specific area, alongside your current professional life.
Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. You’ve got the control to be able to study when it suits you.
Focusing on you as a clinical supervisor
If you work within a profession where the development of practitioners is seen as vital, then Clinical Supervision is one way in which this, and the quality of service provision, is ensured. You will study the relevant literature from your specific profession. During this course, you will:
- develop advanced supervisory skills you'll need to form and maintain supervisory relationships
- analyse a range of supervisory models and educational theory
- develop an advanced understanding of supervisory structures and processes
- develop a critical understanding of the different ways in which clinical supervision can be assessed and evaluated
- develop your ability to work systematically and to effectively manage influencing factors such as organisational, ethical, professional and legal influences
- reflect on and develop your supervision skills.
In addition, an integral part of the process is that you will focus on your self-awareness through experiential learning processes and will also gain feedback on practice. You will develop your presence, impact and authority and will also have fun learning with other practitioners as motivated as yourself.
Online study and interaction – invaluable for this reflective course
As well as all the usual benefits that you get when you study online, such as the convenience of being able to work from anywhere, the Clinical Supervision course is particularly suited to online distance learning because it requires a great deal of flexibility, self-appraisal and reflection. This requires time, thought, and the synthesis of accessible theory and practice in different ways. On this course, if you think of an idea, issue or problem, you can post your thoughts (to your Personal Journal or to a Group Discussion Board) straight away. Whereas, in traditional class based learning, such important moments can be lost.
In addition, this course attracts a range of practitioners from around the world, who work at many different levels, in different organisations. You all have one thing in common, a desire to facilitate others in their professional practice. This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to network and interact with such like-minded individuals in the pursuit of your own learning and growth.
Listen to our recording of the Academic Lead for Clinical Supervision, Yasu Kotera talking more about the online Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate course.