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PGCert Supervision in Counselling, Psychotherapy and Helping Relationships

University of Salford

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Course options

  • Qualification

    Postgraduate Certificate

  • Location

    University of Salford

  • Study mode

    Full time

  • Start date

    SEP-21

  • Duration

    1 year

Course summary

This course is an in-depth clinical supervision training. The skills-based focus of the course will enable you to train as a clinical supervisor; applying what you learn in complex professional contexts.

The course further develops your critical understanding of the theoretical knowledge which underpins supervision and enhances your ability to critically appraise the associated research and clinical evidence.

Please note: Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.

You will:

Enhance your employment and earning prospects as a supervisor within a range of helping professions
Promote the efficiency of your professional field
Benefit from up-to-date thinking from experts in supervision theory, practice and research

TEACHING:

This award is aimed at meeting the needs of qualified professionals seeking clinical supervision training.

The course skills training and content is delivered in one weekly three-hour session, for ten weeks in semester 1 and ten weeks in semester 2. There may be additional sessions required in the same timeslot at the end of the course for assessment.

Most sessions are structured around small group skills practice, reflective sessions exploring supervision practice and theory and practice related lectures. There are also occasional experiential workshops

ASSESSMENT:

The evaluation takes the form of formative and summative assessments. Formative assessments enable students to gauge their learning and development during the course of each module and to prepare them for summative assessment. Formative assessments include peer and tutor review and feedback on development of written work both in class and electronically online. The learning is experientially driven and enquiry-led, with opportunities to review the assimilation of knowledge, critical skills and supervision skills.

Summative assessment strategies include:

  • A written essay addressing issues of theory and practice
  • A portfolio reflecting on supervision practice
  • Supervision skills assessment

WHAT YOUNEED TO KNOW

APPLICANT PROFILE

Only fully qualified, professionals who are members of a recognised professional body and who have been in practice for at least a year can apply for this course.

This course is open to anyone working in a helping professional who is also a member of a recognised, relevant professional body.

In order to engage with the course, you will need to have experience working in a person-centred way and have familiarity with the theories and practice of person-centered counselling. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.

You will be a qualified member of a helping profession, with professional membership and at least a year of post-qualification practice. You will be motivated to train to be a clinical supervisor and to deepen your knowledge, practice and critical thinking skills. You may have aspirations to influence policy-making, commissioning and service delivery as well as to strengthen your own practice.

Tuition fees

Students living in United States
(international fees)

£ 4,890per year

Tuition fees shown are for indicative purposes and may vary. Please check with the institution for most up to date details.

University information

University of Salford

  • University League Table

    92nd

  • Campus address

    University of Salford, The Crescent, Salford, Manchester, M5 4WT, England

Subject rankings

  • Subject ranking

    81st out of 123 3

    93rd out of 118 7

    22nd out of 83 2

  • Entry standards

    / Max 209
    114 52%

    81st

    8
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    64 64%

    81st

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.83 77%

    107th

    1
  • Entry standards

    / Max 216
    117 55%

    68th

    9
  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    56 56%

    86th

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    3.86 77%

    96th

    10
  • Entry standards

    / Max 177
    127 73%

    31st

  • Graduate prospects

    / Max 100
    80 80%

    43rd

  • Student satisfaction

    / Max 5
    4.12 82%

    32nd

    20

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