• Application Deadline
  • 12 months
    Duration
The Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate is offered by University of Derby. For many practitioners becoming a trained Clinical Supervisor is the next step in developing as a professional. Clinical Supervision involves combining: your professional knowledge and experience, a range of relevant theory and practices, with awareness and intuition.  

About

This is the only online postgraduate qualification of its kind in the UK – specially developed for professional practitioners who are providing, or are aiming to provide, clinical supervision to a range of different health professionals including counsellors, psychotherapists, nurses, psychologists or occupational therapists. It may also be of interest to those working in human services with a counselling role who supervise similarly qualified individuals. 

The Clinical Supervision Postgraduate Certificate at University of Derby is completely online, so it enables you to develop and consolidate your knowledge and skills in this very specific area, alongside your current professional life.

Studying online gives you the flexibility to study at the most convenient time and place for you. Course modules still operate within a fixed trimester but you can choose to study during the day, in the evenings or at the weekend rather than having to attend fixed lectures. You’ve got the control to be able to study when it suits you.

Focusing on you as a clinical supervisor

If you work within a profession where the development of practitioners is seen as vital, then Clinical Supervision is one way in which this, and the quality of service provision, is ensured. You will study the relevant literature from your specific profession. During this course, you will:

  • develop advanced supervisory skills you'll need to form and maintain supervisory relationships
  • analyse a range of supervisory models and educational theory
  • develop an advanced understanding of supervisory structures and processes
  • develop a critical understanding of the different ways in which clinical supervision can be assessed and evaluated
  • develop your ability to work systematically and to effectively manage influencing factors such as organisational, ethical, professional and legal influences
  • reflect on and develop your supervision skills.

In addition, an integral part of the process is that you will focus on your self-awareness through experiential learning processes and will also gain feedback on practice. You will develop your presence, impact and authority and will also have fun learning with other practitioners as motivated as yourself.

Online study and interaction – invaluable for this reflective course

As well as all the usual benefits that you get when you study online, such as the convenience of being able to work from anywhere, the Clinical Supervision course is particularly suited to online distance learning because it requires a great deal of flexibility, self-appraisal and reflection. This requires time, thought, and the synthesis of accessible theory and practice in different ways. On this course, if you think of an idea, issue or problem, you can post your thoughts (to your Personal Journal or to a Group Discussion Board) straight away. Whereas, in traditional class based learning, such important moments can be lost.

In addition, this course attracts a range of practitioners from around the world, who work at many different levels, in different organisations. You all have one thing in common, a desire to facilitate others in their professional practice. This course offers you an invaluable opportunity to network and interact with such like-minded individuals in the pursuit of your own learning and growth.

Career Info

This course aims to help experienced health and social care practitioners develop both personally and professionally. It is ideally suited if you wish to:

  • specialise in offering clinical supervision and a higher level of expertise within your clinical practice. This could be offered to groups or individuals within either the private or public sector.
  • improve your employability as a clinical leader or manager.

This course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge to offer clinical supervision to both existing professionals as well as students whom are commencing their careers and require the guidance of suitably qualified and experienced clinical supervisors. It will therefore enhance your career within the profession as well as enable you to progress academically onto a doctoral level of study.

If you are seeking to gain accreditation as a supervisor with your professional body, this course offers a curriculum of clinical supervision that can be used as evidence of academic commitment to the development of your skills.

Programme Structure

Modules:

  • Concepts and Theories within Supervisory Practice
  • Issues and Debates in Supervisory Practice
  • Skills in Supervisory Practice

    Detailed Programme Facts

    • Programme intensity Part-time
      • Average part-time duration 12 months
      • Intensity Flexible
      • Part-time variant
        Flexible
    • Languages
      • English
    • Delivery mode
      Online
      • Time flexibility
        Fully structured
      • Attendance
        No Attendance
      • Teacher support
        Continuous support with feedback on request
      • Student interaction
        Online group works/assignments
    • More information Go to the programme website

    English Language Requirements

    You only need to take one of these language tests:

    • Minimum required score:

      80

      The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120. Read more about TOEFL iBT ®.

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    • Minimum required score:

      550

      The TOEFL®PBT is administered in a paper format and measures your ability to use and understand English in a classroom setting at the college or university level. It accurately measures how well you can listen, read and write in English while performing academic tasks. Read more about TOEFL®PBT.

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    • Minimum required score:

      7

      The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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    Academic Requirements

    • Be a professionally qualified with a minimum of 12 months post qualification experience within a profession that has a basis within the counselling, psychotherapy or healthcare profession.
    • Have evidence of learning at level 6 or equivalent

    Work Experience

    At least 1 year(s) of work experience are required.

    Getting a Student Visa

    This is an online programme. You can attend from the comfort of your chair! So you don't need a student visa!

    Tuition Fee

    • International

      2556 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2550 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    • EU/EEA

      2556 GBP/year
      Tuition Fee
      Based on the original amount of 2550 GBP for the full programme and a duration of 12 months.
    We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

    *Prices correct for 2019/2020 new students. Subject to potential annual increase in September 2020.

    Funding

    • We have a range of scholarships and discounts available to students from outside the European Union (EU) and European Economic Area (EEA).
    • We award scholarships based on your application to study; there is no separate form to complete. All applications from eligible students will be considered for a scholarship by our international admissions team. We will notify you of your scholarship when we make you an offer, and apply your discount to your remaining fees.
    • You must be applying for a full-time degree and applications for postgraduate research, online studies, foundation and pre-sessional language programmes are not eligible for a discount or scholarship.

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