“The development I experienced was significant and tangible over the journey of the course. Such depth of learning has enabled both professional and personal growth.”

Course Information

The Diploma is taught over six three-day blocks held every two months (120 teaching hours).


The Diploma in Supervision will enable students to:

  • Develop a theoretical understanding of professional supervision and apply this to the professional context in which
    they work
  • Practice and develop their supervisory skills under the guidance and support of the tutor team
  • Develop an understanding of the centrality of the relationship in Supervision and how to develop an effective
    Supervisory relationship
  • Explore the ethical, professional and legal issues in Supervisory practice
  • Develop an awareness of the theory of group dynamics and apply this to group Supervision
  • Explore creative supervision
  • Identify ways in which issues of race, gender, sexual orientation and disability affect professional practice and Supervision


On completion of the course students will be able to:

  • Form an effective supervisory relationship with both individuals and groups
  • Apply their theoretical knowledge and understanding of professional supervision to their practice as supervisors
  • Consider ethical, professional and legal issues within supervision
  • Provide supervision in various contexts
  • Supervise allied professionals


Outside of course attendance, students are required to implement their learning into practice by offering a minimum of 15 hours supervision within their own, or an allied, profession and access their own regular supervision with a qualified supervisor. Students also commit to reading and reflection between taught modules, ensuring they have time and space to complete and submit assignments with evident consideration and professionalism.

Students are awarded a Diploma in Supervision upon successful completion and passing of the following assessment criteria:

  • Contract Essay (1,500 words)
  • Philosophy of Supervision Essay (2,000-3,000 words)
  • Presentation
  • Case Study, including a 10-minute transcript and process analysis (3,000- 3,500 words)
  • Learning Portfolio

The experiential and practice based nature of the course allows tutors, peers and external moderators to assess and evaluate that successful students, not only satisfy the academic criteria, they also possess the professional and personal moral qualities to develop an effective, professional, supervisory relationship.

Students awarded a Diploma will have demonstrated professional competency and understanding of developmental and interpersonal theory.


The weekend courses will run from 2pm Friday – 5pm Sunday:
September 18th – 20th
November 20th – 22nd
January 22nd – 24th
March 26th-28th
May 14th – 16th
July 16th – 18th

Early application advisable as course places are limited to allow maximum learning.


The course fee is £2,900, which includes:

  • comprehensive course handbook
  • all training materials
  • internal and external teaching, marking and moderation fees
  • venue hire
  • morning and afternoon refreshments
  • Saturday and Sunday lunch

(payment plans are available)


The Diploma in Supervision will be held at Lane End Conference Centre  Students can choose to stay  at Lane End where a dinner, bed & breakfast package is available, or  alternatively, they have the flexibility of staying in nearby accommodation.