Enter your keyword


Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Supervision

This 30 hour course delivered over 10 weeks is aimed at experienced and qualified counsellors who adhere to a professional code of ethics.

This is an excellent opportunity to enhance your skills and knowledge and create an additional offer to your existing counselling services.

It offers the chance to learn about a number of supervision models and the characteristics and features of each.  The course participants will develop an understanding of the implications of their behaviours and interventions on the supervisee thus allowing review and reflection of their supervisory styles.

This course will build awareness of the importance of ethical principles and frameworks in supervisory practice and encourage participants to critically evaluate ethical approaches to Supervision.

Participants will practice and develop supervision skills throughout and will need to supervise at least 1 supervisee during the course to achieve the minimum of 5 hours of practice as a supervisor that is required to complete.

The 10 week programme consists of 3 modules

Module 1: Theory and Frameworks of Supervision: This module investigates the 3 broad categories of Supervision and investigates each in some depth giving the participants a solid foundation for the work that they will do as Supervisors

Module 2: Application of Theory to practice: To ensure that the learning is more than theoretical this module will develop the participant’s practical skills as a supervisor. The achievement of this module will be demonstrated in class with peers and in the reflective essay of work completed with at least 1 supervisee for no less than 5 supervision sessions

Module 3: Reflective approach to being a Supervisor: This module will allow the participants to improve their reflective skills and acknowledge the unique reflections that are required when being jointly responsible for supervisee’s practice: allowing development of ethical understanding, patience and identifying any underlying points of personal development.

Additional requirements: participants will require a least one volunteer supervisee for at least 5 supervision sessions in order to complete this Diploma

Entry Requirements

  • You must be an experienced and qualified counsellor.
  • You must have completed a level 4 Diploma in Counselling or above
  • You must have at least one year’s post-qualifying experience of supervised client work


On course requirements

  • You will practice and develop supervision skills throughout the course and will need to supervise at least 1 supervisee during the course to achieve the minimum of 5 hours of practice as a supervisor that is required to complete.

This qualification will be assessed via:

  • Personal reflective journals
  • 3,000 word reflective essay on the application of theory to own practice
  • Practicum of 20 minute supervision session observed by peer and tutor

There are no exams for this qualification.

You will also be required to show evidence of at least 5 hours supervision.

This course is for 10 weeks, for 3 hours per week.

Monday evenings 6 – 9 pm

The price includes:

  • Highly qualified trainer and counsellor
  • Certificate
  • All training materials and resources

The full price of the course is £525 (including VAT)


Interest free payment options are available:

  • Initial payment of £175
  • Followed by payment of £175 in week 4
  • Final payment of £175 in week 8

Catherine Drewer

Catherine has a First Class Honours Degree in Counselling and a successful private practice working with a range of clients.  She works in schools with pupils of various ages (6-18) as well as providing Supervision for staff.  She is an experienced teacher of Counselling and a Clinical Supervisor as well as an experienced trainer.  Catherine is an accredited member of the National Counselling Society (NCS), a member of BACP and is committed to promoting the professional standing of trained counsellors.   She is currently studying for her Masters in Clinical Supervision.

Catherine has a real passion for counselling work and likes nothing better than to demonstrate this passion to others. Her classes are thought provoking and informative and she believes that everyone should learn about counselling because it will change the way they look at things.

You can continue your continuous professional development with Best for Training’s exciting CPD workshop programme. Click here for our CPD events.

Reviews Statistic

5 out of 5
1 Ratings
5 Stars 0
4 Stars 0
3 Stars 0
2 Stars 0
1 Stars 0

1 review for Level 5 Diploma in Counselling Supervision

  1. 5 out of 5


    Fantastic course!
    Very comprehensive course content. Fully supported by the wonderful, experienced and knowledgeable Catherine.
    I feel well equipped to supervise and move my career foward. Value for money and great to have payment instalment options.
    Highly recommend!

    • :

      Thank you so much Sophie for your lovely feedback – so glad you found the course so valuable.

Add a review

Duration 10 weeks
Level Advanced
Location Leigh on Sea
Times 6pm - 9pm
Payment options Interest free installments available
Next course September 2019
Spaces Available 12
Price £525.00

Location map

Share our course