Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision (TCSU-L6) / Level 6


Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision

 Qualification No:  500/8222/X

About This Course


This qualification is designed to lead to a role as a clinical counselling
supervisor in a counselling agency or in independent practice.
Supervision is an ongoing professional requirement for all practising
counsellors and those with a recognised qualification are more likely to find employment.


Required Knowledge

Candidates must have achieved any of the following qualifications or their RPL (recognised prior learning)

• CPCAB Level 4 Diploma in Therapeutic Counselling OR
• CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Psychotherapeutic Counselling OR
• CPCAB Level 5 Diploma in Cognitive Behavioural Therapeutic Skills and Theory
*Plus have substantial current practitioner experience (minimum recommendation 450hrs).

 This Qualification is designed for those learners who:

Want to be able to work as a counselling supervisor in a range of job and career opportunities, which include but not limited to:

· A supervisor employed by an agency or organisation that offers individual counselling to adults.

· A private supervisor working for an organisation such as a wellness/mental health setting.

· A supervisor in private practice.


Content overview:


The Certificate in Therapeutic Counselling Supervision covers seven topics/units of study:

1.  Model and Supervise the Professional Framework

2.  Model and Supervise the Skilled use of the Relationship

3.  Model and Supervise the Use of Theory and Research on Diversity

4.  Model and Supervise a User-centred Approach to the work

5.  Model and Supervise the Skilled Use of Self

6.  Model and Supervise the Coherent use of theory, Research and Skills

7.  Model and Supervise the Self-reflective Practitioner


Additional Requirements:

                            Supervision work:               minimum of 15 hours with supervisees
                            Supervisory supervision:    minimum of 5 hours supervisory supervision hours with a
                                                                           senior/experienced clinical supervisor. This can be either
                                                                           one-to-one  or in a group.                      


Proficient (Pass)/Not Proficient (Fail) Candidates must be Proficient in both internal and external  assessment and meet all the qualification requirements including all placement hours to achieve the  qualification.
Internal assessment:   Tutor assessment of candidate portfolio evidencing minimum assessment
requirements and verified by CPCAB 
External assessment:  externally assessed case review (3,000 –3,500 words).


Awarding Body

On successful completion of this course and passed proficient on internal and external assessment you will receive certification from Counselling and Psychotherapy Central Awarding Body (CPCAB).

 Progression Opportunities

There is currently no further progression route within CPCAB qualifications.


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