Diploma in Supervision

This course is for those who already have significant experience working as a practitioner within their field and want to further their career and qualify as a supervisor. The course is for participants from different approaches to learn how to supervise both within their own theory and across other theoretical modalities.  There will be opportunity to learn different theoretical ideas about supervision as well as to practice application with support and feedback from tutors and peers. This course is for those who want to learn and develop within a stimulating environment with peers and tutors who have many years of expertise in working as supervisors and trainers.

A range of topics will be on offer including the supervisory relationship, working ethically, differing models of supervision, philosophy of supervision, responsibility and others. For those that want to, this course will help to prepare you to apply to BACP accreditation as a supervisor.


2018 Planned Course Dates:

27th/28th January, 10th/11th March, 7th/8th April, 5th/6th May, 16th / 17th June, 7th/8th July

Pre Course Requirements:

  • Counselling/Psychotherapy qualification or other relevant qualification
  • Minimum of three years post qualification practice (minimum of 150 hours per year)
  • Either practising as a supervisor or have the opportunity to supervise at least 2 supervisees over the duration of the course
  • Be a member of a professional body and practice in accordance with your COE
  • Do not have any outstanding complaints against you
  • Are committed to their own personal and professional development
  • Have current professional indemnity insurance
  • Be in formal supervision of your supervision practice

Sample Content

  • Forming and beginning of supervision
  • Developing Practitioners
  • Areas of Focus in Supervision (7 eyed model)
  • Supervision Checklists (Mazetti’s process model)
  • Ethics and Supervision
  • Supervision in Organisations
  • Group Supervision
  • Personal Supervision Style
  • Creative Supervision
  • Ending and Supervision


  • Supervision Case Study – 3000 words
  • Ongoing assessment of theoretical understanding/application and practice
  • Live Peer/Tutor Assessment
  • Taped Piece of Supervision Practice – 5 mins – questions by peers and tutors

Recognition: A Link Centre Diploma in Supervision will be awarded on successful completion of the course.

A full outline of the course for 2017 is available here.

To apply for our 2018 course,  please send in an application form.


£1690 (or instalment plan available)


Commences 27th January 2018 – Six weekend modules over a seven month period from January to July.  Non-residential (local bed and breakfast available from £40 a night)



The Link Centre Training Rooms, Plumpton College, Ditchling Road, Plumpton, East Sussex BN7 3AE


I attended the Supervisor’s course and couldn’t recommend it highly enough! It was full of examples, styles and theories,  yet more importantly there was ample opportunity for an excellent self reflective process. This enabled me to identify my supervisory style and what theories may suit me and more importantly my supervisees and their clients.  Anyone wanting a supervisor’s course couldn’t go wrong attending this one. (Deborah Fields – July 2016)

I attended the supervision training course 5 years ago. I found the training and tutors to be thorough and authentic. My supervision practise has steadily grown since completing the course. I currently supervise a number of groups and individuals in a variety of settings. (Lynne Mishon – November 2016)


Available Dates

Commences 27th January 2018

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