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Level 5 Supervision Course
BACP compliant

Level 5 Supervision Course

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3 Attended (face-to-face) weekends and 15 online (zoom) sessions on monday evenings

February - September 2022

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If you are considering the next step in your counselling career through becoming a supervisor this course is for you. Maybe you are not a counsellor but in an allied profession such as coaching, nursing, pastoral, teaching or social work and have experience in these areas, you may be called on to supervise less experienced colleagues, then this course is also for you.

Overview

Who is offering this course?

Hope Psychological Services CIC is a community interest company (social enterprise) established in 2013. We are an organisational member of the BACP (British Association for Counselling and Psychotherapy) and adhere strictly to their ethical framework. We strive for excellence in all we do.

Who should attend?

If you are considering the next step in your counselling career through becoming a supervisor this course is for you. Maybe you are not a counsellor but in an allied profession such as coaching, nursing, pastoral, teaching or social work and have experience in these areas, you may be called on to supervise less experienced colleagues, then this course is also for you. As the course is underpinned by principles laid down by the BACP (British Association of Counsellors and Psychotherapists) and also accredited by the OCN (Open College Network) you can be sure it reaches both professional and academic standards of a level 5 course.


In order to supervise counsellors and psychotherapists you must hold a level 4 diploma or above in counselling or psychotherapy and have a minimum of 450 hours of practice making you eligible for Accreditation with the BACP.
If you are in an allied profession, you will need suitable qualifications and at least 2-5 years of post-qualifying experience in your own field.

 

Learning Outcomes

By By the end of the course, participants will have covered:

  • The theory of supervision

  • Ethical and professional practice in supervision

  • Establishing and maintaining the supervisory relationship

  • Beginnings and endings

  • Facilitating the supervision process

  • Working with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI)

  • Responding to the individual needs of the supervisee

  • Adapting supervision to the developmental stage of the supervisee

  • Relational dynamics in supervision

  • Working with conflicts, challenges and ruptures

Course Format

In order for your training to qualify you to work both in person and online, the course will be a hybrid of in person and online synchronous sessions (3 long weekends (Friday 7.00pm - Sunday 1.30pm) and 15 online training sessions on a Monday evening (6.30pm-9.30pm). There are 2 units - one theory and the other a practice unit where you will show 30 hours of supervised practice as a supervisor. There will be taught sessions, large and small group work, skills practice and learning journal. In addition, there will be a requirement for 1 marked assignment, logs of supervision practice and the consultation sessions you have taken to ensure good practice.

Accreditation

This course is accredited by Open College Network West Midlands (a national awarding organisation regulated by OfQual) and students will be rewarded with two Level 5 Units with a total of 12 credits on successful completion of the course (80% attendance is required). These Units demonstrates academic credit, which proves the student has gone through a rigorous quality assurance learning programme which has been externally verified. The total GLH for the course is 110 hours.

 

 

When is the course running?

The course consits of 15 online Zoom sessions and 3 attended weekends (Friday 7.00pm - Sunday 1.30pm) in Carlisle, Cumbria. The sessions including a number of break times to help with concentration for online working. Full dates are listed below.

 

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Attendance & Entry Requirements

The majority of sessions must be attended to receive accreditation and certification. Whilst every effort must be made to attend all sessions we understand illness and emergencies can happen. There is however a minimum requirement of 80% course attendance in order to achieve accreditation and certification.

 

Entry requirements:

  • In order to supervise counsellors and psychotherapists you must hold a level 4 diploma or above in counselling or psychotherapy and have a minimum of 450 hours of practice making you eligible for Accreditation with the BACP.
     

  • If you are in an allied profession, you will need suitable qualifications and at least 2-5 years of post-qualifying experience in your own field.

  • Students need to be at a minimum of level 2 in their literacy skills to be able to undertake the written assignments

  • Informal Interview required via zoom


Students should also have sufficient IT skills and access to a computer, good quality webcam with microphone and printer to produce assignments in Microsoft Word. Many Students find the course highly rewarding, exciting and also emotionally challenging. Applicants should therefore be in a fairly stable emotional state when applying (e.g. those with recent bereavement/loss/relationship breakdown/trauma may find they struggle with the emotional impact of the course).

 

Course Fees

 

Course fees for 2022 are £1495 including accreditation fees. Students may take advantage of 9 interest free instalments of £149.50 plus an initial deposit of £149.50

Course Tutors

The course director is Deb Laxton qualified for 20 years as a therapist and as a supervisor since 2008. There will also be  visiting lecturers in support, see the profiles page for details.

 

 

Course Dates 2022

Weekend 1 - 11th to 13th February

Monday evening - 21st February

Monday evening - 14th March

Monday evening - 28th March

Monday evening - 4th April

Weekend 2 - 29th April to 1st May

Monday evening - 9th May

Monday evening - 23rd May

Monday evening - 13th June

Weekend 3 - 24th to 26th June

Monday evening - 4th July

Monday evening - 18th July

Monday evening - 12th September

Monday evening - 26th September

Monday evening - 10th October

Monday evening - 31st October

Monday evening - 14th November

Monday evening - 28th November

Weekends are from 7pm Friday through to 1:30pm Sunday in Carlise, Cumbria

Monday evenings are online from 6:30pm to 9:30pm

“Having wanted to start my counselling journey for a long time, I’m so glad I made the choice to do this one. Using the online system zoom was daunting at first, however we very quickly learned how easy and successful it was. I have learnt so many new skills and everyone on the course are great. The tutors are really knowledgeable, and we have learnt so much already. Very much looking forward to starting the next course after level 3. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to start their journey within counselling” Jeannie Fletcher, Cumbria

HOW TO BOOK

Complete the online booking form by clicking HERE

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