Renew Counselling and Training

Post-Qualification Diploma in Supervision

NEW Diploma in Supervision

Duration: 7 months (1 Saturday per week, term-time only)

Next course begins: September 2024

Suitable for: Qualified professionals across the helping professions, e.g.: counsellors, pastoral staff, social care workers.

Entry requirements:

– Minimum 450 hours of counselling/psychotherapy or related practice

– Minimum two years’ post-qualifying experience

– Registered Member of BACP or equivalent professional body, adhering to an ethical framework/code of ethics (e.g., UKCP, COSRT, NCS, BABCP, HCPC, or BPC)

– Adequate supervision arrangements and professional indemnity insurance

– Ability to manage risk through previous safeguarding and risk-management training

– Experience in online and phone therapy

– Personal statement demonstrating suitability and readiness for the supervisor role

– Professional reference(s) from supervisor and/or line manager (minimum two years of professional acquaintance) 

– Personal statement of suitability and readiness for the supervisor role

– Professional Reference(s) from own supervisor and/or line manager (where applicable); referees should have known the applicant for a minimum of two years in a professional capacity and must not be a spouse, partner or relative.

Course content: 

The Core course will offer a mixture of instructive, experiential and practical activities, in accordance with the BACP Supervision Competence Framework (2021) and the BACP Counselling and Psychotherapy Supervision Training Curriculum (2021)

Core subject areas:

Ethical and professional practice in supervision; Working with equality, diversity and inclusion (EDI); The theory of supervision; Beginnings and endings; Establishing and maintaining the supervisory relationship; Facilitating the supervision process; Responding to the individual needs of the supervisee; Adapting supervision to the developmental stage of the supervisee; Relational dynamics in supervision; Working with conflicts, challenges and ruptures

Additional/CPD modules:

              – Online and phone supervision (3 day module)

     –  Working creatively in supervision (2 day module)

     –  Group supervision (2 day module)

         Supervising work with children and young people (3 day module)

     – Supervising in organisational contexts (2 day module)

For more information on BACP Competence Framework and Training Curriculum, click here.

Assessment criteria:

Various methods, including reflective journaling, presentations, essays, skill assessment (audio-visual recording), reflective statements, case studies, consultant SV log and report, and supervision log.

Candidates must also work with a minimum of 2 supervisees, log a minimum of 20 hours of supervisory practice, undertake 8 hours of logged supervision consultation, and attend a minimum of 80% of scheduled course delivery dates.



£2750 is for the Core course (10 subject areas).

The additional/CPD module fees will vary, depending on whether they are delivered over two or three Saturdays. For two Saturdays it’s £210 each, for three it’s £315.


For further details, please contact Michelle Allen at or call 01245 264348.