Clinical supervision for practice, NU3190 Short Course

Clinical supervision for practice, NU3190 Short Course
At UCLan, our post-qualifying framework (PQF) allows health and social care practitioners to continue their professional development and achieve further qualifications in their field. You have the opportunity to study individual modules in subject areas that interest you. You can select from a comprehensive and contemporary range of modules that fit your personal development and career plans; either on an individual basis or combined in a planned programme to eventually achieve a degree.

Entry and Admissions

Award Type:

Short Course


Short Course / CPD

Study Mode:


Delivery Method:


Course Length:

A distance learning module over 12 weeks. Optional tutorials within the University are available, and/or on-line support. (20 credits at level 6) Supported by E-Learn

Partner Colleges:

No Partner College



Start Date:

Next cohort: September 2016 - Wednesdays - No set times (by arrangement) - Sept 28; Oct 5,12,19,26; Nov 2,9,16,23,30; Dec 7,14. Asynchronous 12 week elearn module, using online materials & discussion boards.

Entry Requirements:

Students must be working in a clinical area relevant to the module content

Course Content

Course Outline:
(20 credits at level 6)

This module is intended to help you to develop your understanding and ability to implement clinical supervision in practice by discussing a range of literature on the topic of clinical supervision, emphasizing the importance of reflection in practice. The module focuses on the development of supervisory skills, allowing the practitioner to explore their own strengths and needs in accessing and facilitating clinical supervision. A range of theories in relation to models and approaches to clinical supervision and their effectiveness in practice are explored during the module. The student will be expected to engage with a range of activities in practice to support the distance learning, work-based element of this module, utilizing critical companions and seeking the views of other practitioners to increase their knowledge and understanding of key concepts.

The structure of the module will assist the student to critically analyse the concept of clinical supervision and how it is sited against other quality improvement and assurance mechanisms and supervisory frameworks within the workplace. Skills development of the supervisee and supervisor will be focused upon, along with analysis of setting up systems of clinical supervision within an organisation.

Using a distance learning approach, the students will have a series of on-line materials to work through, feeding back through postings on the asynchronous discussion board on the module e-learn site. Tutorial support is available through e-learn, email or telephone and students are expected to develop a support network and learning community through the use of the discussion board to reduce isolation and enrich the learning experience. Students are expected to take responsibility for organising their own study time during this module to ensure that they are able to meet the demands of distance learning.

Learning Environment & Assessment:

3,000 word assignment: negotiated with the module team, to explore the theories of clinical supervision and their application to practice

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KSF map:

Core dimensions 1-6

Health and wellbeing 1-8

Information and knowledge 1-3

General 1-2

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Fees & Funding

For details of the standard fee for UK/EU students studying this course please contact the Faculty of Health and Wellbeing.


For 2018/19 fees please refer to our fees page.

How to Apply

Post-registration Recruitment
Faculty of Health and Wellbeing
University of Central Lancashire
Preston PR1 2HE
Tel. 01772 893836 or 01772 893839

Or, if appropriate, via CPD-Apply:

For further information:

Module information: Anne-Marie Alger, Senior Lecturer 01772 893638

Course information: Lisa Broadley, Lecturer, 01772 895190,

About UCLan

Post-registration Recruitment

Faculty of Health & Wellbeing

University of Central Lancashire,
United Kingdom

Tel: +44 (0)1772 89 3836 / 3839