CPCAB Level 6 Cert. in Therapeutic Supervision (TCSU-L6)

Please see Course Details document for dates and current price of course.

Next course starting September 2024.

Venue:BEST House, Shefford Rd, Clifton, Shefford SG17 5QS
Dates 2023:January 7th/8th, February 4th/5th, March 4th/5th, May 6th/7th, June 3rd/4th, July 8th/9th, September 9th/10th, October 7th/8th, November 4th (Saturday only in November) 
Times:Saturdays 09:30-17:00, Sundays 10:00-16:00
Fee:£1,300 course fee plus £339 CPCAB qualification registration fee (total £1,639)
Tutors:Ali Oliver MBACP Accred. (Core Tutor), Donna West MBACP Accred. (Co-Tutor)

CPCAB purpose statement:

This qualification is designed to give learners the knowledge, skills and competencies to provide clinical supervision for counselling practitioners. It is aimed at counsellors who have acquired sufficient client work experience to contemplate the move into a clinical supervision role.

Participants will need to:

    • Have both supervisees and supervisory supervision during the course.
    • Be working as counsellors under supervision.

This qualification is designed to lead to a role as a clinical counselling supervisor in a counselling agency or in independent practice.

Guided Learning Hours (GLH) 90 (minimum)

Total Qualification Time (TQT) 328

Entry Requirements: Candidates must be aged 19 or over and have achieved any of the following qualifications or their RPL (recognised prior learning) equivalent:

    • CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling OR
    • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling OR
    • CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory

AND have a minimum of 450 supervised client hours

Qualification Assessment:

Candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external assessment and meet all the qualification requirements including all placement hours to achieve the qualification.

    • Internal assessment: tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment requirements and verified by CPCAB.
    • External assessment: externally assessed case review (3,000 –3,500 words).

Qualification registration fees cover the cost of the external assessment; however, any resits will incur the learner an additional fee, currently £235 (2022).

Additional Qualification Requirements:

    • Supervision work: minimum of 15 hours with supervisees
    • Supervisory supervision: minimum of 5 hours supervisory supervision hours with a senior/experienced clinical supervisor. This can be either one-to-one or in a group.

Course overview:

The course design is founded on the 7 Learning Outcomes outlined by the CPCAB for this qualification:

    • Model and supervise the professional framework
    • Model and supervise the skilled use of the relationship
    • Model and supervise the use of theory and research on diversity
    • Model and supervise a user-centred approach to the work
    • Model and supervise the skilled use of the self
    • Model and supervise the coherent use of theory, research and skills
    • Model and supervise the self-reflective practitioner

The tone of the course will be explorative, discussive and collaborative.

The course involves experiential elements that will involve some personal disclosure and associated personal developmental activities.

As with counselling training, there are supervisory models and theories that underpin the work but each learner will be encouraged to discover and integrate their own supervisory style, within a structure of recognised good and ethical practice.

Training will be via a blended approach of in-person (11 days) and online via Zoom (5 days). 

Due to the comprehensive nature of the course, learners will need to commit to extensive self-study time outside of the tutored hours.

Interview process: Completion of course application form, submission of satisfactory supporting documents and interview with Core Tutor + one other.

Interview dates: Arranged on an individual basis.

Places will be limited to 12 students. Places will be offered following the completed interview process for all applicants, which assesses both professional and personal capacity to undertake the qualification.

A student handbook with detailed course information and centre policies and will be provided on acceptance to the course.

A deposit of £379 will be required to hold your place on your acceptance.

For an application form or to ask questions relating to the course, please contact Ali Oliver via: Flourishcounsellingandtraining@gmail.com

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