Diploma in Supervision – Online (Feb-Jul 24)

This very popular Diploma in Supervision course is now in its 18th year and for 2024 we will be offering an online course.

We have trained a wide range of therapists across a range of modalities to facilitate professionals in supervisory relationships. This Diploma in Supervision course is for those who want to enhance their practice by adding Supervision to their portfolio and supervising students and qualified professionals both from their own modality and across other modalities.

To qualify for study on the Diploma in Supervision course you will need to have significant experience working as a practitioner (minimum 3 years post qualification) within your field. There will be an opportunity to learn different theoretical ideas about supervision as well as to practice application with support and feedback from tutors and peers. We offer a supportive, stimulating learning environment with peers and tutors who have many years of expertise in working as supervisors and trainers.

The Link Centre Diploma in Supervision is aligned with the BACP Supervision Core Competencies. The course has a significant component of experiential learning – where students are encouraged to practice supervision skills, reflect on the skills, and bring their own experiences of both client work and supervision. Group discussions relating to these skills sessions offer rich opportunities for learning about individual needs, relational dynamics, challenges, and managing the supervision process. Other core subjects are covered that are more specifically addressed in the course curriculum (such as the supervision models, ethics and professional practice, supervision relationship, beginnings and endings, developmental stages of supervision). In addition, we directly cover creative supervision, group supervision, and working in organisations.

Working online forms a significant part of the course. Subjects such as working over the phone, children and young people, trauma, and working with interpreters will again frequently be explored in our discussions, especially where students are bringing specific requests around working in these areas and subject knowledge through the work they do as therapists.

For those that want to, this course will help to prepare you to apply for BACP accreditation as a supervisor.

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

A full outline of the online course is available here – Diploma in Supervision Online Feb 2024


  • Supervision Case Study – 3,000 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. This Diploma in Supervision positions participants to progress onto achieving Supervisor accreditation with the BACP – should they so desire.

Course Location: Online using Zoom

“When I began the course it was about getting a piece of paper to say I had a Diploma in Supervision. What I gained was so much more… The course changed the way that I do and offer supervision. It gave me an understanding of who I was as a supervisor. The trainer encouraged growth and I felt valued and respected as a psychotherapist.

I was grateful for the course being online as this allowed me to complete the course in a timely manner. I personally did not feel that I missed out on completing the course via Zoom. I Found that the use of the rooms was a chance to work, meet and speak with my peers. The handouts and use of the online platform was easy to use.

I would recommend the course to fellow counsellors/psychotherapists and will encourage my staff to complete the supervision course with the Link Centre when they feel ready.  I would like to thank you for giving me the time to grow and to become.” (Debbie R – July 2021)

“I would definitely recommend this course.  The training content has everything needed to become a qualified supervisor.  It was great to meet other very experienced counsellors and there was an emphasis on participation and the practical use of the knowledge delivered.  The course content is comprehensive in that it covers different models of supervision and how they integrate with each other, including an in-depth look at the seven eyed model,  ethics, diversity and up to date legislation.  I felt fully supported by our tutor and looked forward to each training session.” (Dee W – July 2021)

“The supervision diploma with the Link Centre is very good.  It was really helpful to learn with other therapists, with plenty of opportunity to share knowledge and experience. The balance of theory and experiential learning, to my mind, is just right.  Mark is a great trainer, he brings into the mix fun and informative sessions.  I particularly liked the opportunity to develop more confidence in the delivery of supervision in creative and innovative ways.  Since graduating I have gone on to develop several supervision agreements with new clients.” (Jo T – July 2021)




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Booking and Dates

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Upcoming Dates:

Accepting applications for 2023/24 intake now.

Online February to July 2024

12 modules over six weekends

  • 17th/18th February 2024
  • 23rd/24th March 2024
  • 27th/28th April 2024
  • 25th/26th May 2024
  • 22nd/23rd June 2024
  • 27th/28th July 2024

Payment Options:

Termly payment scheme available

Cancellation Policy:

Deposit is non-refundable.


Online Event (Zoom)


Planned Course Tutors

Mark Head (Feb 24 to Jul 24)

Dr Rachel Hopping (Oct 23 to Apr 24)

with the occasional visiting tutor

Any Questions? Call us on 01273 466522

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