Professional Supervision


Supervision has been defined in many ways, but is essentially a conversation between professional practitioners, which aims to promote professional learning, reflective practice and to improve the quality of service to users. It is a process that is increasingly important in health and human services.

Areas of study

The practice of professional supervision, advanced approaches in professional supervision, approaches for different areas of practice.

You can study Professional Supervision in the following programmes:

What you will learn

You will develop strong professional supervision skills, a sound understanding of the theoretical basis for professional supervision, and a commitment to the continuing development of other professionals. These programmes will have immediate application to your current practice, and contribute to your professional development portfolio.

Career opportunities

As a graduate of our professional supervision programmes, you will be prepared for advanced professional responsibility as a supervisor in your chosen profession in health, counselling or human services and be able to demonstrate knowledge and skills in a range of approaches and interventions in supervision practice. Completing the PGDipProfSup demonstrates a greater level of critical and analytical ability, and the ability to apply a greater understanding of theory and research in professional learning to solving practice problems — in particular health, human and social services contexts.

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