Advanced Course in Counselling Supervision

This Advanced Course in Counselling Supervision is aimed at experienced counsellors and supervisors, who want to be able to supervise at a Psychotherapeutic level.

This customised award has been credit rated by SQA at Level 11 on the Scottish Credit and Qualifications Framework (SCQF) with 60 credit points and validated by  Counselling and Psychotherapy in Scotland (COSCA).

Diploma in Relational Counselling - this course has been credit rated using the scottish credit and qualifications frameworkCOSCA logo

This supervision course was developed as a result of a new approach to counselling. The course is fundamentally about ‘making meaning’; underpinned by attachment theory it integrates counselling theories from orientations including Psychoanalytical, Cognitive Behavioural and Humanistic schools (Person Centred and Transactional Analysis).

It uses a multi-model framework for supervision (Proctor and Inskipp, Shohet and more) while being strongly influenced by Egan’s Skilled Helper. There is also a focus on group supervision and group dynamics.

Diploma in Relational Counselling - this diploma has been SCQF rated by the SQA

Advanced Course in Counselling Supervision – outcomes

Those who complete the training will be able to supervise clinically and in other professional contexts.

Practice hours:

A supervision placement may be available with The Spark, or students can find their own placement.

30 hours of supervisory practice are required. 10 hours supervision of supervision will be provided by The Spark.

Advanced Diploma in Supervision – course duration and dates

The next Advanced Diploma in Supervision course will be completed over 8 months between late autumn 2020 and 2021. This includes 12 days training (9.30am to 4.30pm) and experiential learning.

Course day


Day 1

27 October 2020

Day 2

17 November 2020

Day 3

1 December 2020

Day 4

15 December 2020

Day 5

19 January 2021

Day 6

2 February 2021

Day 7

16 February 2021

Day 8

2 March 2021

Day 9

16 March 2021

Day 10

30 March 2021

Day 11

20 April 2021

Day 12

4 May 2021

*Please note that course dates may be subject to change.



1. Knowledge and Understanding of Supervision

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2. The Practice of Supervision

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3. Reflective Practice

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Fees and Application process

The course fee is £2,160 (including Supervision). All fees are VAT exempt.

To request an application form please email our Training team or telephone 0141 222 2166.

To view our other courses for professionals and trainees, please visit the Training section of the website.