Diploma in Clinical Supervision

Are you looking to train as a clinical supervisor? Our online Diploma in Clinical Supervision could be the perfect course for you. This comprehensive course is delivered by leading professionals, who are supervisors themselves, and will equip you with all the concepts, confidence and skills you need to become a successful clinical supervisor. This clinical supervision training is suitable for people working in helping professions, including counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health workers and coaches.

Clinical Supervision Training

How to Enrol

Complete the online form to enrol on the next available intake for our Diploma in Clinical Supervision. Our courses can become oversubscribed, so we encourage early enrolment. Places on each intake will be offered to applicants on a first-come, first-served basis.

April 2024 – February 2025

One weekend a month, for ten months

  • Dates: 20th April 2024 – 9th February 2025
  • Day: Saturday & Sunday
  • Time: 10:00 – 16:00
  • Course Delivery: Online
  • Fee: £2,830
Payment options

Full payment: Total – £2,830

Monthly payment: Initial deposit* of £500 required on course agreement and 10 x monthly instalments** of £260.
Total –  £3,100

*  Deposits are non-refundable
** Late installments will incur a 5% charge.

All fees are inclusive of 20% VAT.

10am – 4pm
10am – 4pm
Weekend 120th April 202421st April 2024
Weekend 218th May 202419th May 2024
Weekend 38th June 20249th June 2024
Weekend 413th July 202414th July 2024
Weekend 521st September 202422nd September 2024
Weekend 612th October 202413th October 2024
Weekend 716th November 202417th November 2024
Weekend 87th December 20248th December 2024
Weekend 918th January 202519th January 2025
Weekend 108th February 20259th February 2025

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If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Diploma in Clinical Supervision: Course Entry Requirements

To apply you must:

  • Be a qualified professional, working within the area of mental health
  • Have an interest in developing your clinical supervision skills
  • Have a good command of spoken and written English
  • Have a reliable internet connection
  • Be accredited or be eligible for accreditation with your professional body
  • Have a minimum of 1 year’s post-qualification experience.

Clinical Supervision Training: Course Content Overview

Our Diploma in Clinical Supervision spans 20 days of learning, practising and reflecting. We cover everything a clinical supervisor would need, from key models of supervision and providing effective feedback to building relationships and working through resistance. You can see a full overview of the Diploma content here:

  • Days 1 & 2
    Models of supervision (seven-eyed model, cyclical model, functions of supervision) and role of the supervisor.
  • Days 3 & 4
    Theories of therapist development and how to adapt supervision style.
  • Days 5 & 6
    Working with difference and diversity, and exploring ethics in supervision.
  • Days 7 & 8
    Issues of authority in supervision and providing effective feedback.
  • Days 9 & 10
    Assessment, and working with resistance and interpersonal difficulties.
  • Days 11 & 12
    How to manage group dynamics, and exploring unconscious processes.
  • Days 13 & 14
    Building the supervisory relationship, managing poor performance, and working within legal and organisational frameworks.
  • Days 15 & 16
    Supervising different counselling models, supporting supervisees with case management and supervising open-ended therapy.
  • Days 17 & 18
    Working with a short-term counselling model, and applying creative approaches to supervision.
  • Days 19 & 20
    Working with endings and reflecting.

Clinical Supervision Course Assessment

All applicants study together, under the same expert tutors to provide the most valuable experience possible. However, we do offer two assessment options; you can choose whether to opt for an additional assessment and receive a Confirmation of Practice Certificate, but this is not required to achieve the Diploma in Clinical Supervision.

Standard Assessment Criteria (for all applicants):
  • Assessment by tutors during the course
  • One written assignment of 3,500 words
  • Live facilitation of a supervision session, assessed by self and peers
Additional Assessment Criteria (optional):

This additional assessment is for those who have the opportunity, external to the course, to log their professional supervision practice. 

Providing evidence of the following to TAC at the end of the course will align you with the BACP competence framework for supervision. You will also receive from us a Confirmation of Practice Certificate validating your clinical hours.

  • Minimum 20 hours of group and/or individual logged supervision practice

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If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

Clinical Supervision Training: FAQs

Who does the teaching?

The clinical supervision course is delivered by Megan Karnes, our core tutor, and an experienced clinical supervisor alongside expert guest lecturers. These include:

  • Windy Dryden
  • Patsy Faure
  • Dr Susie Orbach

Who can apply for Clinical Supervision Training?

Members of the helping professions (including qualified counsellors, psychotherapists, psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, mental health workers and coaches) looking to take the next step in their career.

When does the Clinical Supervision Training course start?

Our next online training course begins in September 2023, for one weekend per month (Saturday and Sunday, 10am to 4pm), until July 2024. Over the ten month period, this makes up 100 guided learning hours.

What is the cost of TAC’s clinical supervision course?

If you make full payment, the fee for the Diploma in Supervision is £3,087.50 (including 20% VAT*), including a 5% discount on the total price.  Alternatively, you can pay a deposit of £500 and make 5 monthly direct debit instalments of £550, which totals £3,250 (including 20% VAT*).

*Please note, students based outside the UK will not be required to pay additional UK VAT.

Where does the clinical supervision course take place?

We are currently offering this training online, so you can attend from wherever you are based in the world.

What are the clinical supervision skills taught on the course?

We cover all of the important skills every clinical supervisor would need, from interpersonal skills like providing feedback and managing group dynamics to the fundamental, key models of clinical supervision. We also cover the role of the supervisor to help you develop a top level understanding before we start learning to put skills into practice.

Student Reviews

Our Diploma in Clinical Supervision students have provided some great feedback on what developing your supervision skills can be like at The Awareness Centre. Read about their experience at The Awareness Centre Training School.

I have very much appreciated the flexible and open-minded attitudes of the course tutors. They listen to the students and are not precious about evolving course content to ensure it best meets the needs of the trainees. I feel they have created a safe environment for exploration and development.


So far my experience of the Diploma in Clinical Supervision has been pleasant and informative, I do feel that in the 2 weekends I’ve attended so far I’ve obtained tangible learning. It’s been a lovely learning journey so far.  The course has been informative and helpful. I’m really happy with Karen as a tutor, she’s organised and helpful, the material is relevant and the learning activities in the classroom are engaging. 


So far, the experience has been positive. I have enjoyed the variety of teaching from two different teachers and have really enjoyed getting to know my peers. The information and course content has been really valuable.


Academic Writing Assistance

TAC works with the On Your Team coaching and editing group and Ash Phipps to give students access to tuition in academic writing.

On Your Team offers one-to-one coaching in academic writing as well as editing services.

Ash Phipps has 10 years’ experience teaching study skills strategies to students with SpLDs (dyslexia, dyspraxia, ADHD, ADD, Autism).

Both offer set or hourly rates to support the academic writing of your assignments.

For any further questions, please email [email protected]

Additional Fees

  • Core reading material and study materials
  • Resubmission of assignments
  • Supervision of supervision (where applicable)
  • Support with academic writing (Optional)

Enquire Now

If you would like any further information, please contact the Training School team at [email protected] or call 020 3051 8235.

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