Do I need to train to become a Professional Supervisor?
Experienced practitioners will have a wealth of knowledge and experience, however, the role of a professional supervisor is complex and multi-faceted and requires its own core skills, knowledge and attributes in order to work effectively and ethically. Supervision is not just about what supervisors do it is how they do it and in-depth training is vital to develop the necessary skills, self-awareness and careful judgment required of the role.
Is the Diploma in Supervision accredited?
Generally, Supervisors are accredited by their professional association e.g. BACP, UKCP, however, they are also required to have a qualification in counselling or therapy and so this route is not open to those outside of the profession.
As this is not an option 360 Supervision is in the process of seeking accreditation as an independent, bespoke course where the costs are not prohibitive to students.
The 360 Diploma in Supervison is mapped to Level 6 criteria external moderation is undertaken by UCKP or BACP Qualified and Accredited Supervisors, who have directed CPCAB Level 6 courses, are registered practicing supervisors and trainers, have experience of marking and supervising Diploma and MA clinical casework and written criteria, and have participated on viva BACP examination boards.
Will the Diploma qualify me to offer supervision to people from outside my profession?
Yes. The full title of the qualification is a ‘Diploma in Supervision of Sign Language Interpreters and Allied Professionals’. The skills that you learn on the course are transferable and the only professions you would not be able to offer supervision to are counsellors and therapists.