Canterbury Christ Church University

Canterbury Christ Church University

Supervision Studies

This programme of study has been developed to meet the needs of those who have already completed an introductory course in supervision and who want to develop their skills and knowledge in relation to their supervisory role within the helping professions; it builds on the learning and skills developed in the certificate in supervision studies; in particular, it introduces the concept of supervision in the group context which is not addressed in the certificate programme; it also explores in depth the theoretical underpinning to multicultural approaches in supervision as well as further developing the knowledge and understanding of the social policy context in which supervision is practiced (e.g. Every Child Matters and Youth Matters); for example, emphasis is placed on the need for professionals to keep safe their clients and themselves, and issues around supporting practitioners with mental health difficulties will be explored; students also have the opportunity to extend their repertoires of skills; particular emphasis is placed on the use of advanced skills and techniques in supervision, both in the 1-to-1 and group context.

Entry requirements

Certificate in supervision studies; or considerable experience and knowledge of supervision; students without a formal supervision qualification undergo a selection interview; all students should hold a relevant professional qualification.

Course modules

The programme includes: orientation to the course and review of supervision; supervision; the policy context and keeping safe (ethics, boundaries and confidentiality); one to one supervison; theory, concepts and advanced skills; group supervision; theory concepts and skills; anti-oppressive and multi-cultural approaches to supervision; reflective practice in and on supervision.

Assessment methods

Students will be required to complete a 5000 word assignment.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 1 years
Advanced Certificate Part-time September 2016 - 1 years

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Medway Campus Chatham ME4 4UF South East
Broadstairs Campus Broadstairs CT10 2WA South East
Canterbury Campus Canterbury CT1 1QU South East

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Key information

Admissions Department (Postgraduate Admissions)
Telephone number: 
01227 782900