This Professional Development Award is delivered on a part time basis over 1 academic year and is ideally suited to registered counsellors who wish to extend their skills to provide counselling supervision support for counsellors. You will study through a blend of in-class and on-line learning and you will be expected to allocate additional study time as required. The course will be assessed through portfolio and peer group work, as well as a reflective journal. You will be required to evidence a minimum of 40 hours logged counselling supervision practice.

  • Responsibilities and role of a counselling supervisor
  • Application of theoretical approaches
  • Ethical practice
  • Leadership and management skills for group supervision
  • Case load management
  • Concepts and principles of therapeutic work
  • 4-5 months on a part time basis.
  • Counselling supervision
  • Theoretical models
  • Counselling practice
  • You must be registered counsellors who have a minimum of one-year post-qualification experience and be currently engaged in a counselling supervisory relationship.
  • A related qualification at SCQF Level 8 or above.

Please Note:

  • If you are intending to work as a counselling supervisor in the context of counselling children and young people — you must be able to demonstrate your experience in counselling the age group you will be supervising.
  • You may benefit from having previously completed the HN units Counselling: Supervised Practice and/or Counselling: Supervision, which provide a perspective of supervision from the supervisors viewpoint.
    Minimum of one year's post-qualification experience as a Registered Counsellor.
  • Higher level degree study in related discipline.
  • Counselling supervisor.
  • You may be required to engage in an online discussion as part of the application process. 
  • You must be a Registered Counsellor with a minimum of one year's post qualification experience to complete this course.