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PGCert Coaching Psychology Supervision

Course Overview

Start date

September 2021

Subject area

Counselling and Coaching

Attendance

Part-time, one year

Learning

Distance Learning

On campus, dual delivery

Course summary

We are delighted to launch our new coaching psychology supervision postgraduate certificate. The course is designed to help you acquire the knowledge and skills required to supervise in various professional contexts, such as coaching, mentoring, education, social work, nursing, medicine, business, law, youth work, community services or mental health services. It is aimed at coaches and professional with coaching training who wish to develop and enhance their continuing personal and professional development alongside their supervisory skills and practice. 

For experienced coaches, becoming a trained coaching psychology supervisor is the next step in terms of professional development. As a coaching psychology supervisor, you will combine your professional knowledge and experience with a range of theories and skills to support the development of novice and trained coaches alike. 

For other professionals, and as organisations start to recognise the value of supervision, it is increasingly expected that those who take on a supervisory role have a qualification. As is the case with coaching itself, there has been a rapid increase of coaching supervision accreditations of variable reliability. The School of Psychology at UEL offers an evidence-based approach grounded in the most up-to-date theories in the field. 

This postgraduate certificate will help you to understand the purpose and principles of coaching psychology supervision and to make critical judgements on the application of various supervision models and techniques required for professional practice.  

We are in support of promoting equality, diversity and inclusion by our mode of delivery (i.e., monthly Friday evening and Saturday day block sessions), as this allows a broader range of working professionals to participate.  

This course is accredited by the European Mentoring Coaching Council (EMCC) with the Supervision Quality Award (under validation).  If you are interested in becoming a coaching psychology supervisor and wish to learn more about training requirements, please contact us. 

Return to campus: dual delivery

In a Covid-secure environment, enjoy learning on our state-of-the-art campuses and flex between online delivery

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Learn from renowned subject-area experts

The programme is designed and led by lecturers of the MSc in Applied Positive Psychology and Coaching Psychology and the School of Psychology at UEL. Special sessions are delivered by renowned coaching psychologists and supervisors.

Network with likeminded others in the coaching and helping professions

Training is offered in an ‘executive-style’ format, with a flexible mode of delivery which appeals to busy working professionals

Discover a set of breakthrough supervision techniques

This hands-on training will introduce an array of different approaches and techniques to develop a supervision practice that is evidence-based, professional and ethical.

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Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes

Course Leader, Coaching Psychology Supervision

Supervision offers coaches and helping professionals the opportunity to use systematic reflection and dialogue as valuable tools which enhance both learning and development. National and international organisations and coaching professional bodies are including regular and ongoing supervision as a requirement for their employees and affiliates. Therefore, there will be a growing need for qualified and accredited supervisors. This course will equip you with the knowledge and skills necessary to become a competent and confident supervisor.   

Entry requirements

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Minimum 2:2 Honours

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Applications from students who hold an undergraduate degree; preferably in Social Sciences; and a qualification in coaching will be considered, subject to interview. Students need to hold a minimum 2:2 degree in such a subject-area; or an equivalent Level 7 certification; to be considered on the basis of holding a degree. 

Applicants with a Diploma Level 5 or other certifications; or career-changers who can demonstrate extensive professional experience in place of a degree; will also be considered.  That will be the case for leaders, managers and professionals with skilled coaching experience who wish to develop an understanding of the requirements of ethical practice in coaching psychology supervision. 

Applicants who demonstrate an ability to successfully engage with the requirements of the course will be accepted following the assessment of the application by the Course Leader (comprising the application itself, an online (i.e., webcam-based) individual interview, a personal statement and an online (i.e., webcam-based) group activity.

Overall IELTS 6.5 with a minimum of 6.0 in Writing, Speaking, Reading and Listening (or recognised equivalent).

If you do not meet the academic English language requirements for your course, you may be eligible to enrol onto a pre-sessional English programme. The length of the course will depend on your current level of English and the requirements for your degree programme. We offer a 5-week and an 11-week pre-sessional course.

As an inclusive university, we recognise that applicants who have been out of education for some time may not have the formal qualifications usually required for entry to a course. We welcome applications from those who can demonstrate their enthusiasm and commitment to study and have the relevant life/work experience that equips them to succeed on the course. We will assess this from the information provided in your application – in particular your personal statement - to help us decide on your eligibility for the course.

Please note that some courses require applicants to meet the entry requirements outlined on the course page. Our pre-entry Information Advice and Guidance Team are able to provide further advice on entry requirements and suitability for study.
You can speak to a member of our Applicant Enquiries team on +44 (0)20 8223 3333, Monday to Friday from 9am to 5pm. Alternatively, you can visit our Information, Advice and Guidance centre.

Fees and funding

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:
There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£4,220

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

£10,280 to fund your Masters Programme under the Postgraduate Loans (PGL) scheme

Postgraduate Loans (PGL)

The Postgraduate Loan (PGL) provide non means-tested loans of up to £10,906 to taught and research masters students.  It will be paid to students as a contribution towards tuition fees, living costs and other course costs.

Applications are made directly through Student Finance England

Eligibility

Whether you qualify depends on:
•    if you’ve studied on a postgraduate course before
•    your course
•    your age
•    your nationality or residency status

Full eligibility can be found here 

Please take a look at the Postgraduate Loans for an overview of the new funding.

Apply for a 50 per cent discount on your tuition fees! You can get a 50 per cent discount on course fees through a UEL Postgraduate Scholarship.

The scholarship is open to full-time and part-time UK and EU students of taught postgraduate courses. *Exclusions apply.

Find out more about full eligibility criteria and how to apply.

Terms and conditions apply.

How we can help you

Did you know that with a postgraduate qualification you can expect to earn more than someone who only holds an undergraduate degree?

If you want to build new skills, change career paths, or further your career prospects, a postgraduate degree can help you. Our range of scholarships and bursaries will make financing your education that much easier. Below is some of the funding available to support you in your studies:

Terms and conditions apply.

Below are some ideas on how to fund your postgraduate study:
There are a number of ways you can pay your fees to UEL
•    Online payment facilities
•    By telephone
•    In person at our Docklands or Stratford campus
•    Bank transfer
Full information on making payments can be found here
 
If you wish to discuss payments to the University, please contact our Income Team on 020 8223 2974 or you can email creditcontrol@uel.ac.uk

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) are here to help you navigate
your finances while you're a student at the University of East London.

We can give you advice, information and guidance on government and
university funds so that you receive your full funding entitlement.

Email: study@uel.ac.uk

Phone: 020 8223 4444

Tuition fees
UK
£2,110

Per 30 Credit Module

EU, EEA and Swiss Nationals starting a course in September 2021, will no longer be eligible for Home fees. However, such nationals benefitting from Settled Status or Citizens' Rights may become eligible for Home fees as and when the UK Government confirms any new fees regulations. Further information can be found at UKCISA

Tuition fees are subject to annual change. Fees for future years will be published in due course.

At UEL, we understand that studying in another country is a big financial commitment. If you apply early for an postgraduate course, you may be entitled to a scholarship of up to £4,000. You can find out more about the international scholarships here. In addition to this, we offer a five per cent early payment discount and 15 per cent alumni discount.

The Student Money Advice and Rights Team (SMART) also run an Emergency International Fund to assist international students in hardship.

You can contact our SMART team on 02082234444 or study@uel.ac.uk







As part of the Tier 4 student visa requirements, UK Visas and Immigration (UKVI) estimate that you will need £1265* per month to cover your living costs. It includes expenses for accommodation, food and drink, travel within London, text books, entertainment, clothing, toiletries and laundry. Most Tier 4 students are required to show they have sufficient funds to cover the first nine months of the course before they start- a total of £11385- in addition to the tuition fees. You can find more information about the specific requirements of the Tier 4 student visa here. The amount that you will spend can vary depending on your lifestyle. The UKCISA International Student Calculator can help you plan and manage your money.

* Please note the Immigration Rules are subject to change and this figure is likely to be increased by UKVI year on year. Please therefore check our ISA pages (www.uel.ac.uk/isa) for more information at the time of preparing your visa application.













Deposits and paying by instalments

International students are required to pay a deposit prior to being issued a Confirmation of Acceptance for Studies (CAS).

Your remaining balance will be paid in five monthly instalments over your first term. The first of these instalments must be paid when completing your enrolment on arrival at UEL. Please follow the payment instructions here.

After the required payment has been made, you will be asked to complete the online International Student Reply Form to confirm your acceptance of our offer and of our terms of admittance and fees policy.








Our International team at UEL are available for advice and guidance on studying in London, fees, scholarships and visa requirements.

Email: international@uel.ac.uk






Tuition fees
International
£TBC
Course fees will be confirmed soon.

What you'll learn

This course is designed to allow you to develop and demonstrate an understanding of both the art and science of coaching psychology supervision. It aims to support coaches and other professionals with supervisory responsibilities who wish to incorporate coaching psychology supervision into their career portfolio. The course provides the foundation for students wishing to apply the principles of coaching psychology supervision toward their existing or future professional practice in the domains of professional coaching and corporate, education, health, charity or community sectors. 

You will learn the principles, the process and the structure of coaching supervision. You will critically review some of the main theories and concepts in coaching psychology supervision and develop and demonstrate skills which can be applied directly in peer supervision and in either one-to-one or group-based coaching supervision. 

The full Postgraduate Certificate training comprises two core modules, either of which can also be taken independently as stand-alone short courses which are titled similarly to the modules.   

In the module ‘Understanding the Theory and Practice of Coaching Psychology Supervision’ (or in the similarly-titled short course whose content is equivalent), a strong emphasis will be placed on equipping you to critically reflect on the theoretical and research underpinnings of coaching psychology supervision. Having acquired an introduction to these matters, you will be encouraged to reflect on your own approaches toward supervision as you experience and practice a carefully curated array of skills and techniques associated with coaching supervision. The module will present a wide variety of coaching supervision techniques, approaches and experiments, including innovative arts-based creative tools.  

Whilst making various personal and professional discoveries, you will be introduced to the application of supervision by regularly participating in safe practice opportunities in threes – comprising a supervisor, supervisee and observer (or 'shadow supervisor') who will offer feedback – alongside group supervision with other participants in the course. As an option, you will regularly observe live group coaching supervision sessions, followed by a guided reflection with the supervisor.   

In the module ‘Evidence-Based Practice in Coaching Psychology Supervision: Personal and Professional Development’ (or in the similarly-titled short course whose content is equivalent), the emphasis is placed on applying in practice your critical reflections on your own approaches to supervision, with the opportunity to experience and practise new skills and techniques associated with coaching supervision. 

Whilst putting into practice an array of personal and professional discoveries, you will increase your confidence in making a set of critical judgments on the application of evidence-based approaches to one-to-one and group supervision in different professional contexts. You will also become familiar and critically analyse the most recent research in coaching psychology supervision.  

What you'll study and when

  • Understanding the theory and practice of coaching psychology supervision - Core
  • Evidence-Based Practice in Coaching Psychology Supervision: Personal and Professional Development - Core

How you'll be assessed

The full Postgraduate Certificate training comprises two core modules, either of which can also be taken independently as stand-alone short courses which are titled similarly to the modules.

In the module  ‘Understanding the Theory and Practice of Coaching Psychology Supervision’  (or in the similarly-titled short course whose content is equivalent), you will prepare a portfolio in which the emphasis is placed on the acquisition of coaching psychology supervision theory, comprising: (a) acquisition of theory, (b) analysis of skills, and (c) a case study. Considered as a whole piece of work, these three elements comprise 100% of your assessment for the module.

In the module ‘Evidence-Based Practice in Coaching Psychology Supervision: Personal and Professional Development’ (or in the similarly-titled short course whose content is equivalent), you will prepare a portfolio in which the emphasis is placed on the demonstration of supervision skills and processes applied in practice, comprising (a) application of theory in practice, (b) analysis of skills, and (c) a reflective journal. Considered as a whole piece of work, these three elements comprise 100% of your assessment for the module.

Students will be required to have more than one supervisee arrangement in place over the duration of the course; both to meet the number of practice hours required (30 per module) and to gain a sufficiently varied experience of offering supervision; in order to meet the assessment criteria. UEL will help by giving students the opportunity to supervise students, but you may also make your own arrangements to complete the hours required for the course. In order that your experience of offering supervision is itself representative of supervised practise, you will also need to undertake at least one supervision session every three months as required by EMCC regulations. These sessions (amounting to at least one supervision session during the duration of each 30-credit module) must be arranged and funded independently, and therefore are considered as an additional cost to the course fees. A feedback form completed by you supervisor will be required as a proof of their engagement.



Course specification

How you'll learn

You’ll be taught by a range of staff, many of whom run their own practices or work in practice, which ensures that the practice-led research which is disseminated in the learning environment, or actually takes place within it, is relevant to your industry and practice.  It also means that skills-practice labs are well-positioned to take advantage of myriad professional networks which are associated with the staff team.   
Within each module there are theoretical elements and practise-based elements, with the intention that knowledge and skills are always introduced and developed in relation to professional practitioner settings and real-world applicability.  Thus, both the notion of evidence-based practice and that of practice-based evidence are valued, with the sense that each informs the other and is inextricably linked to the requirements of your day-to-day personal, professional and/or vocational settings.    
 
When not attending timetabled lectures, seminars, skills-practice sessions and other activities, you will be expected to continue learning independently through self-directed learning and study.   

These efforts will typically involve reading academic journal articles and texts, working on individual and group projects, undertaking various coursework assignments and presentations, and preparing for the submission of your assessment portfolio.   

Your independent learning is supported throughout by a range of state-of-the-art facilities, including an array of online resources, the campus library and Moodle - our curated VLE platform which guides and shapes the scope and direction of your self-directed learning activities.   

Our academic support team provides help and assistance in a vast range of areas, including but not limited to support for those who live with seen and/or unseen disabilities.   
 
When you embark on your studies, we will introduce you to your Academic Advisor.  This a member of staff who will provide you with academic guidance, typically be a support throughout the entirety of your time at the University, and show you how to make best use of the full array of assistance, support and resources available to you as a student.   

For each module (or similarly titled short course whose content is equivalent), you will typically devote in the region of 45 hours to timetabled learning and teaching activities.  These may be lectures, workshops, seminars, skills-practice sessions and either individual or group tutorials.  Contact hours may vary slightly.   

You should also plan on devoting in the region of 255 hours to self-directed independent study.  Activities which are likely to be involved are self-directed reading and revising, portfolio assessment preparation, online and/or on campus skills-acquisition activities, peer study and groupwork, assimilation of formative feedback and reflection on summative feedback.  Your individual requirements may vary slightly.   

Your individualised timetable is normally available to students within 48 hours of enrolment.  This training is being offered in an ‘executive-style’ format (i.e., approximately monthly on Saturdays) in order to accommodate the needs of busy working professionals who would rather not take time off from their weekday commitments.     

To give you an indication of class sizes, this course is intended to attract up to 60 students per year.  Lecture sizes are normally conducted in a large-group format, whereas various small-group activities such as skills-practice sessions, seminars and tutorials are broken up into smaller group in order to heighten the opportunity for meaningful peer feedback and the development of professional networks amongst your peers.   

 

Who will teach on this course

Dr Andrea Giraldez-Hayes
Professor Christian van Nieuwerburgh
Ana Nacif

The teaching team includes qualified academics, practitioners and industry experts as guest speakers. Full details of the academics will be provided in the student handbook and module guides.

 

Your future career

Coaching has been an area of extensive development throughout the last twenty years. In response to this, there has also been growth in the advocacy for coaching psychology supervision. This course will enhance your coaching knowledge and skills whilst becoming part of your overall personal and professional development. 

Moreover, if you aspire to work as a supervisor for coaches and other professionals in either one-to-one or group settings, then this course will position you on firm footing, in terms of achieving this goal. Once qualified, you will be able to continue receiving supervision and accruing hours of practice and experience whilst pursuing accreditation and, ultimately, offering coaching supervision as one of your services. 

This training is well-positioned to help you upskill in terms of supervision models, strategies and techniques which you will be able to follow and/or customise. Whatever your present and future roles and responsibilities, you will find yourself equipped to use an array of analytical and critical-thinking skills.  You’ll also identify, select and apply a set of reflective-practice competences which are consistent with an evidence-based approach to coaching psychology supervision in various settings and contexts. 

Explore the different career options you can pursue with this degree and see the median salaries of the sector on our Career Coach portal.

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