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Advanced Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Training for Counsellors and Psychotherapists.                         




This course has been granted Advanced Specialist Training status with the National Counselling Society

Course designed and developed by Number 11 in collaboration with Accord Services.

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What are the entry requirements?

The course requires participants to hold a professional qualification in Counselling, Psychotherapy or Coaching and they will have been in post qualified practice for a minimum of three years within their professional field.

Prospective participants will be required to participate in an interview process.

What will be expected of participants?

The course is composed of two modules.  Module 1 has to be successfully completed before students can progress to Module 2.  

Course  participants will be required to actively participate in the course which involves individual work, self-awareness exercises, group work, reflection, experiential work and working in pairs and triads for skills assessment.  

Students will be required to have a minimum of 80% attendance - the first weekend is mandatory attendance - to successfully complete the assessment process.

What qualification will be achieved?

On successful completion of all elements of Modules 1 and 2, students will be awarded the Diploma in Supervision - Advanced Specialist Training Status.

How is the course run?

This is a co-operative course offering support and challenge for students, using a combination of in-person learning in a comfortable environment, and online learning.  We believe that this combination best reflects recent changes in our working practices due to the pandemic.

There will be workshop activities, tutorials, skills development, reflection on and in practice, analysis of working practice and self, plus peer and facilitator assessment.


The atmosphere will be conducive to adult learning, encompassing the philosophy of Carl Rogers in relation to teaching and learning.


There is recognition that course participants will bring a wealth of personal and professional experience to the course which will be used sensitively within the group to allow personal and professional learning to take place.

Learning is demonstrated through portfolio and assignment work.

The assessment process:

Pre-course Personal Statement.

Module 1

  1. 1000 word assignment on their understanding of their supervisory practice and how they are integrating their learning

  2. A recorded supervision session selecting 10 minutes of the same to transcribe, with a 2000 word analysis

  3. A research presentation to peers and facilitators of an area of interest

  4. A portfolio of evidence of participation to include: group-work; skills work including self, peer and facilitator assessment; reflective journal and developing self-awareness.

Module 2

  1.  2000 word essay on a question they have about supervision OR a 2000 word case study evidencing an understanding of clinical and process work within supervision and areas of ethical consideration

  2. A recording (with transcript) and 2000 word essay which explains the process of a supervision session with a current supervisee.  The essay will be supported by theoretical material learned so far.

  3. 1000 word personal learning statement of training to date and viva

  4. Completed portfolio of evidence

Length of the course:

This course runs for approximately 12 months.  It includes:

  • Up to six weekend residential training and experiential learning.

  • Occasional online experiential learning and training to provide you with skills for e-supervision work.

  • An additional day of professional development with an external speaker about the practice of Supervision. 

  • Two review days (one for each module).


* In the current climate of the COVID-19 pandemic, the facilitators work with you (and others) to ensure safe course delivery and completion.

Where is the course based?

Pendle, East Lancashire

What is the cost?

Module 1 - £1070

Module 2 - £1070

Cost includes all refreshments, overnight accommodation (for full weekend sessions), course materials and attendance to the one-day keynote speaker event, all assessments and certification.

A non-refundable deposit is required for each module.  This deposit will be deducted from the cost of the module.

*  The payment for each module can be made over 3 instalments.

*  A £75 early bird discount is available for acceptance on a place on the course.  Further details are available on the application form.


About the facilitators:

We are proud to invite guest facilitators, chosen appropriately to their areas of experience and expertise, to support you in your learning.   Confirmed facilitators for 2021 are:

  • Samantha Crapnell MA CPP, MBACP, MNCS (Accred), Assoc. CIPD

Sam is a qualified Therapeutic Counsellor and Psychotherapist, Clinical Supervisor and Executive Coach.  Therapeutically, she enjoys working with adults and young people in education and private practice.  As a clinical supervisor, she works with helping professions from a range of settings including private practice and charitable organisations.  Sam combines her previous experience as a Learning and Development Officer with her experience as a counsellor and supervisor to design and deliver competency focused CPPD and continues her studies in this area with a focus on supervision practice. 

  • Lesley Wilson MSc., FHEA, P.G. Dip., Diploma, MBACP (Accred.) NCS (Accred.)

Lesley is a Psychotherapist and BACP Accredited Counsellor, qualified IAPT Counselling for Depression Practitioner, Qualified Supervisor and Fellow of the University of Central Lancashire.  She has over 20 years' experience in the field of psychological therapies and an extensive background of working as a counsellor and supervisor in a variety of settings including health care, women's centres, education and private practice.

  • Claire Hasting MA, MSc, BSc, MBACP

Claire is an MA qualified Integrative Psychotherapist with a specialty in working with addiction.  Claire managed a counselling service within an addiction setting for 5 years after training at the University of Central Lancashire between 2012 and 2015.  In addition, Claire is a qualified Clinical Supervisor and runs a small private practice, where she enjoys working with student and newly qualified counsellors.  Claire currently works as a lecturer at the University of Central Lancashire; teaching on the BSc pluralistic counselling course in addition to the MA in Integrative Counselling and Psychotherapy.  Claire lives in Preston with her husband and two young sons.


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