Diploma and Certificate in Supervision

Both the Diploma and the Certificate are modular programmes which can be taken over a flexible period of time, from a minimum of a year upwards, chosen by our students. The Certificate programme has the same modules as the Diploma but does not include assignments other than a self and peer assessment. The Diploma course includes a specific tutor’s report as well as three assignments which are described with the appropriate module. Both courses consist of four modules, supervision on supervision and tutorials as follows:

  • Two required modules: The Fundamentals of Supervision and Supervision Integration.
  • Two of the Special Interest Modules – Working with Groups, Working with supervisees within organisational settings and Psychotherapeutic Supervision
  • Ten hours of Supervision on supervision with a supervisor from our list of supervisors covering 50 hours of supervision practice.
  • Three tutorials with a member of the CSTD Bath staff for those undertaking the Diploma. Certificate students need only have one tutorial, at the end of the course.  An optional early tutorial is available if needed.
  • Three assignments, of which two are compulsory and the other from one of the chosen Special Interest Modules.

Pathway through the course

DIPLOMA
(Fees: £200 for the marking of three assignments, to be paid upon registering for the Diploma)

Module One: Fundamentals of Supervision
             Choose a Tutor from the list (pages 5 & 6) and make brief contact with him/her
             Write first Assignment (or a developed draft for discussion)
Tutorial: Feedback on Draft or on final Assignment. Discuss setting up as a supervisor and choice of optional Modules

Modules Two and Three: choose TWO from the following
-    Psychotherapeutic Supervision
-    Working with supervisees within organisational settings
-    Group Supervision

Write second Assignment

Tutorial: Feedback on Assignment

Module Four: Supervision Integration
Ideally you will have completed at least half of the 50 hours of supervision before attending this module.

Self and Peer Assessment Process: gather feedback from sources as indicated. Write a reflective summary of the feedback together with some comment on your ‘journey’ through the CSTD training (see page 9 for assignment title in full)       

Final Qualifying Tutorial: Feedback on Assignment. Completion of Tutor Report Form leading to Award of the Diploma

Important Note for the Award to be gained - 50 hours of supervised practice should have been completed + 10 hours of supervision on supervision

 
CERTIFICATE
Module One: Fundamentals of Supervision
Choose a Tutor from the list (see pages 5 & 6) and make brief contact with him/her
Optional Tutorial: if needed, meet with your Tutor to discuss setting up as a supervisor and choice of optional Modules

Modules Two and Three: choose TWO from the following
-    
Psychotherapeutic Supervision
-    Working with supervisees within organisational settings
-    Group Supervision

Module Four: Supervision Integration
Ideally you will have completed at least half of the 50 hours of supervision before attending this module.

Self and Peer Assessment Process: gather feedback from sources as indicated. Write a brief reflective summary of the feedback together with some comment on your ‘journey’ through the CSTD training. Send this to your Tutor and arrange a Tutorial.

Final Qualifying Tutorial: Completion of Tutor Report Form leading to Award of the Certificate

Important Note for the Award to be gained – 50 hours of supervised practice should have been completed + 10 hours of supervision on supervision

Following completion of the Certificate, three Assignments can be written in order to convert to a Diploma Award   


Following completion of the Certificate three Assignments can be written in order to convert to a Diploma Award 

Conversion of CSTD Certificate to Diploma

  • select a Tutor and make email contact to inform him/her of your intentions (perhaps best to have the same Tutor as for the Certificate)
  • get support in whatever way needed for the first assignment
  • write first assignment
  • have tutorial for feedback and discuss second assignment
  • write second assignment
  • have tutorial for feedback and discuss third assignment (ways of integrating what you have already written for the Certificate, ie the feedback process)
  • have tutorial for feedback and completion of Tutor Report Form for the Diploma
  • pay the £200 assignment marking fee – (in addition there will also be the cost of three tutorials to be paid to the tutor)


ASSIGNMENTS


Assignments for Diploma students will be marked by your tutor.


First Assignment: Fundamentals of Supervision 2000 words
Write a document in two parts - to use directly with your current and prospective supervisees, and to prepare/develop your thinking about your supervision practice.
Part One: a short statement about the practical arrangements of your work (where, when, payment, cancellation etc)
Part Two: a more extended piece for yourself (to clarify your ideas for when you are meeting someone for the first time). This should  outline why supervision is important, what it covers, how you work as a supervisor, and how your supervisee's clients will benefit from supervision.


Second Assignment: (following your choice of Optional Modules) 2000 words
Write up a Supervision session (individual or group) showing the following: how you have applied what you have learnt on your two optional Modules, and how your learning has informed your reflection on the session.

Third Assignment: Supervision Integration 2000 words
Write a reflective piece on your journey through the supervision training. Include your reflections on the 360 degree feedback process on the Module. Discuss your understanding of your strengths as a supervisor as well as your learning needs in this role, and indicate how these will be attended to in your future development.


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For a copy of our self and peer assessment questionnaire
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