Is this programme for you?
The Level 6 Certiﬁcate in Professional Supervision is designed for senior leaders, middle managers and aspiring leaders and managers who currently provide supervision or will be progressing into such a role. Participants may be working within a wide range of backgrounds, including education, local government, health and wellbeing. The course is also suitable for those currently or planning to practise as a supervisor for coaches and mentors. Participants will be looking to get the very best out of their staﬀ through highly eﬀective, professional, ethical and developmental supervision, ensuring that all team members are working to full capacity in a supportive, innovative and inspirational working environment.
The course incorporates a blended learning approach including face to face and online tutorials, online and work-based learning, and access to relevant reading and research. The course is split into three learning modules which cover the knowledge required for successful supervision, the practice of working as a professional supervisor and reﬂections on personal and professional success. Each module is assessed through a mix of written assignments and the completion of a reﬂective portfolio, using evidence of supervision work, reﬂective practice, feedback and further development planning. Participants receive detailed and comprehensive feedback on these assignments, including areas for reﬂection and further reading, with the aim of encouraging further personal and professional development.
The Level 6 Certiﬁcate in Professional Supervision can normally be completed within 6 months, although timescales can be adjusted to suit individual needs.
The principles and practice of eﬀective professional supervision
This module covers the principles and practice of eﬀective professional supervision, models and approaches that underpin such practices and approaches to appraising and evaluating their eﬀectiveness and impacts. The module is assessed through a reﬂective review assignment.
Undertaking eﬀective professional supervision
This module covers the establishment of professional supervision relationships through appropriate contracting, relationship building, the practicalities of the professional supervision relationship, from inception to closure, and the structure and content of appropriate records. The module is assessed through a portfolio of professional practice.
Reﬂecting on your ability to perform as a supervisor of professionals
The ﬁnal module covers appraisal of the participant’s ability to perform eﬀectively as a professional supervisor, the planning of continuing professional development and making the case for professional supervision to a range of stakeholders. The module is also assessed through a portfolio of professional practice.
Each module contains a number of learning activities which include:
- Professional supervision
- Online learning
- Practical work based and reﬂective assignments
- Access to relevant and current reading and research
- Regular, comprehensive, personalised feedback and support from your tutor and the assessment team