Online course details

UK/EU fee

£875 (2020/21)

International fee

£875 (2020/21)

Course level

Level 7

Course credits

20 credits

Start date

24 May 2021

Course length

10 weeks

Mode of study

Tutored online learning



Online course description

This short online course will introduce you to some of the issues and debates that may arise as you practice as a clinical supervisor.

You will participate in reflection on your own values and beliefs systems and deliberate the ethical and legal dilemmas that may occur within clinical supervisory practice.

The course will provide you with the opportunity to contemplate your practice within personal and organisational contexts, review the issues that may arise and propose actions that you might take.

Learning outcomes

On successful completion of the course, you will be able to:

  1. Critically reflect upon personal values, ethical issues and legal stances within the framework of clinical supervisory practice
  2. Critically evaluate clinical supervision within individual and organisational contexts

Course content

The course will focus on the issues and debates that can arise within clinical supervision. The following are indicative content:


Offset course credits towards another qualification

Once you’ve completed this course you may be able to offset the 20 credits towards our online Postgraduate Certificate in Clinical Supervision. This would reduce the number of modules you would need to study and the total cost of the course.

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Fees and funding

2020/21 Fees for new entrants

Starting between September 2020 and August 2021.

UK/EU fee: £875

International fee: £875

About your fees

Prices are correct for the year of entry shown. These are subject to annual increase in subsequent academic years.

Course requirements

You'll need to:

If you can show you have undertaken learning that is equivalent to a module of the course, you may wish to claim credits for prior learning. Recognition of prior learning (RPL) can however only be claimed for a maximum of one module. 

You do not need to have a supervisee or supervisory practice experience to enrol onto this course.

English language qualifications

If English is not your first language, or you have not successfully completed your highest level of qualification in English, you will need an English language qualification. For this course you will need at least one of the following:

Documents to support your application

You'll need to provide:

*Documents not in English or Welsh must be accompanied by a certified translation by a professional translator/translation company. Each translation must contain:

A list of approved translators can be found on the UK Government website.

How to apply

Students should apply directly to the University.

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Who will teach you

Christine Rhodes

Dr Christine Rhodes
Programme leader

Lecturer in Health and Social Care, Christine Rhodes, began her career as a classroom teacher, and eventually became a behaviour support specialist, working with students whose behaviour restricted access to a successful education.

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