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Diploma in Supervision

A part-time programme for qualified practitioners.

  • Ideally suited for counsellors, psychotherapists, drama therapists, arts and play therapists, social workers, coaches and others who supervise practitioners from similar fields within the helping professions.

Course Details

Welcome to the information section of our Diploma in Supervision course.

The focus of the Introductory Weekend is the experiential learning, which is designed to help you explore supervision, and investigate the course. This weekend is also for you and the tutor to establish whether this is the right diploma for you. If after the Introductory Weekend this course proves unsuitable for you, we will offer support and guidance in considering suitable alternatives and you will be provided with a CPD Certificate of Attendance.

Throughout the course there will be an emphasis on clinical supervisory practice which will take the form of live case material on each of the modules. This will be through small group work with peers and larger group work enabling the practice and assessment of supervision of supervision. These hours will count towards the clinical hours required for the Diploma award.

Venue: Exeter

Duration:  6 months part-time as follows:

  • There will be an introductory two day module followed by five months in a weekend format

  • The teaching days will commence at 9.30am and end at 4.30pm. Coffee will be available from 9.00am.

Next Start Date:  June 2015

13 - 14

4 - 5

1 - 2

5 - 6

10 - 11

14 - 15

Assessed Award:  Iron Mill College Diploma in Supervision


Applicants must be qualified practitioners in a helping profession, for example psychotherapists, counsellors, psychologists, psychiatrists or social workers. You will need to be in supervision yourself on a regular monthly basis as well as supervising your own supervisees whilst on the course.

On application please provide us with:          

  • Your relevant qualifications,

  • Details of your current professional indemnity insurance covering your work as a supervisor,

  • If you are not already practising as a supervisor indemnity insurance will need to be in place on commencement of the course,

  • Membership details of the professional body that you belong to (please let us know if you have been the subject of any outstanding complaints),

  • A copy of your CV, and two referees, one of whom should be your current supervisor.

If you are interested in signing up for this course, we recommend that you attend our Taster Day.



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Caroline Barrett - FdA Integrative Counselling Graduate

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