Advanced Diploma in Supervision*


This Advanced Diploma training is aimed at experienced counsellors and supervisors, who want to be able to supervise at a Psychotherapeutic level.

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.

Advanced Diploma in 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 formative supervision will be provided by The Spark.

Advanced Diploma in Supervision – course duration


The course will be completed over 9 months, from 10 March 2018 to 21 December 2018.

Module Dates Location
1. Knowledge and Understanding of

Supervision (12 days)

10, 11 & 24 March 2018

7 & 21 April 2018

5 & 19 May 2018

2, 16 & 30 June 2018**

The Spark Glasgow
2. The Practice of Supervision April – 21 December 2018 The Spark Glasgow
3. Reflective Practice March – 21 December 2018 The Spark Glasgow

** plus 2 additional days. Dates TBC.

Fees and Application process


The course fee is £1,200 (including Supervision). All fees are VAT exempt.

To apply for the Advanced Diploma in Supervision please download and complete the following documents:

Both forms should be completed and returned to Sophie Rogers, Clinical Practice Co-ordinator by:

  • Email
  • Post: (2 copies) The Spark, 72 Waterloo Street, Glasgow, G2 7DA

Closing date for applications


The closing date for all applications is 12 noon 1 March 2018.

Interviews are expected to take place on Monday 5 and Tuesday 6 March 2018 in Glasgow.

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

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