This newly validated Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice is validated by QQI ( Quality and Qualifications Ireland) at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications. Clinical Supervision can assist professionals involved in supporting professions engaged in a range of activities to optimise their functioning and effectiveness in areas such as individual recovery, wellbeing in health and human science disciplines and also at policy and preventative levels in terms of public health models, thus enriching the lives of individuals and communities. Participants are eligible for a Minor Award of Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice on completion of 30 ECTs.
Learners can complete this course over 24 weeks. The timetable has been structured to optimise the utilisation of online learning via Zoom where this allows, but skills-based components do require a certain amount of in-person attendance and it is taught using a combination of classroom-based and blended learning techniques via Zoom.
Learners have to complete 3 modules on this programme which amount to 30 ECTS . These modules are the Principles and Practices of Clinical Supervision (10 ECTS), the Practice and Process of Supervision (10 ECTS), and the Practicum Module (10 ECTS). The focus of this module is designed to provide learners with a fundamental understanding of the Principles and Practices of Clinical Supervision approaches. Learners complete a Practicum module (10ECTS) and are assessed on this body of work. In the Practicum (Work-Based Learning) module, learners are required to engage in 100 hours of clinically supervised supervision work. This module (10 ECTS) and assessment of this occurs on a continuous basis and learners engage in structured individual clinical supervision for their practice as trainee Clinical Supervisors across this period and are also supported through internal group supervision.
The modules and associated credits relating to the Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice are laid out below.
- Principles and Practices of Clinical Supervision (10 ECTS)
- The Practice and Process of Supervision (10 ECTS)
- Practicum Module (10 ECTS)
The knowledge, skills and competence required to successfully participate in and complete this Level 9 programme will normally require applicants to have successfully achieved a Level 2:2 award in a relevant Level 8 degree.
Those who have completed other relevant educational programmes or have relevant professional experience etc., where Recognised Prior Learning (RPL) and Acquired Prior Learning (APL) can be applied to the programme by submission of programme content, qualification and assignments equivalent to an appropriate Level 8 award at an Honours 2:2 standard, can also be considered.
Applicants will normally have a minimum of two years of experience in areas of relevant practice such as a helping or caring role, or related leadership or teamwork role. This could include experience gained in helping roles within undergraduate studies.
All applicants are required to be over 23 years of age and will be required to complete the Garda vetting procedure and all applicants will be subject to the College’s ‘Fitness to Practice’ policy, which is set out in detail in the Programme Handbook and on the website. These arrangements are in accordance with the National Vetting Bureau Acts 2012-2016 which species a statutory requirement for all learners on programmes that include placements.
- This Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice is congruent with the objective of providing accessible and flexible programmes to adult learners and has been designed with particular emphasis on the use of blended learning technologies to support traditional classroom learning.
- This programme supports learners to develop personally & professionally to enable them to achieve a Level 9 Certficate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice
- Develop learners knowledge, skills & competence to an appropriate level of ‘Higher Order Practice’
- Modules within the programme are designed to build personal capacity, collaborative problem-solving skills and an understanding of the systems and context within which individuals may be best supported.
- The programme will facilitate graduates of programmes in relevant disciplinary areas who wish to study towards and meet professional accreditation requirements for clinical supervision as well as provide leaders in professional practice who are capable of engaging with and initiating necessary professional discourse at policy levels.
- This Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice contributes to the academic advancement of those who wish to and demonstrate the competence to commence academic careers in Clinical Supervision.