An Introduction to Coaching Supervision

Course details

From £325.00
10 CATS points

23 Jan 2020 - 02 Apr 2020
Half term
27 Feb 2020
Day of week

An Introduction to Coaching Supervision


While most 'professional bodies' recommend supervision for coaches, some are reluctant or find existing approaches unsatisfactory. Others find themselves asked to provide supervision for internal coaches or subcontractors in the workplace. Meanwhile some experienced coaches are interested in adding supervision to the portfolio of work. Using a blended approach, we study the key concepts and approaches as well as applying the learning in our own course environment.

In order to benefit from the course, participants are expected to have their own coaching practice, though this may or may not include providing supervision.

While this course is aimed at supervision in the context of coaching we recognise that this may embrace some specialists working in health-related environments.  

Programme details

Week 1:   Context and purpose of supervision

Week 2:   Reflective practice in coaching supervision

Week 3:   Supervisor/coach/client relationships

Week 4:   Critical analysis, coaching and supervision

Week 5:   Parallel processes in supervision

Week 6:   Frequently cited models and theories

Week 7:   Groups, supervision and group dynamics

Week 8:   Transference, counter-transference and TA

Week 9:   Balint groups and their role in supervision

Week 10:  Future pathways and your personal practice


Students who register for CATS points will receive a Record of CATS points on successful completion of their course assessment.

To earn credit (CATS points) you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Coursework is an integral part of all weekly classes and everyone enrolled will be expected to do coursework in order to benefit fully from the course. Only those who have registered for credit will be awarded CATS points for completing work at the required standard.

Students who do not register for CATS points during the enrolment process can either register for CATS points prior to the start of their course or retrospectively from between January 1st and July 31st after the current academic year has been completed. If you are enrolled on the Certificate of Higher Education you need to indicate this on the enrolment form but there is no additional registration fee.


Description Costs
Course Fee £325.00
Take this course for CATS points £10.00


Dr Graham Wilson

A PhD in animal behaviour, and initial career in organisation development - creating exceptional places to work - followed by psychotherapy training, led Graham to coach, write, and speak on leadership development, and practice as an executive confidant for 20+ years.

Course aims

To equip individuals with experience of coaching to provide supervision for others in a variety of different ways, and to allow those overseeing coaching programmes to devise effective ways of managing the growth of these and their coaches.

Course Objectives

(1) To have awareness of, and confidence describing, the role of supervision in a coaching context.

(2) To appreciate the practical skills, knowledge, attitudes, and emotional awareness needed in coach supervision.

(3) To develop your own critical approach to understanding the development of coaching and coaching supervision, both personally and professionally.

Teaching methods

Large and small group discussion - variously led by the tutor and participants; self-reflection; triads; supervision groups; pre- and post-session tutor-led input via VLE (Moodle); online and offline peer dialogue.

Learning outcomes

By the end of the course students will be expected to:

(1) To practice as a coach supervisor with an appropriate degree of confidence.

(2) To apply a critical analysis to new professional developments in the field.

(3) To have a plan for their own personal practice as a coach supervisor or in a related role.

Assessment methods

Participants will submit two pieces of reflective work (each of approximately 750 words) related to their experience on the course.

Students must submit a completed Declaration of Authorship form at the end of term when submitting your final piece of work. CATS points cannot be awarded without the aforementioned form.


To earn credit (CATS points) for your course you will need to register and pay an additional £10 fee per course. You can do this by ticking the relevant box at the bottom of the enrolment form or when enrolling online.

Please use the 'Book' or 'Apply' button on this page. Alternatively, please complete an application form.

Level and demands

This course is NOT suitable for novice coaches; you will need your own caseload of coachees though this may only be a relatively small number of ongoing clients.  The teaching approach is blended, using a variety of media and activities, as well as supportive experiential and discussion based learning - if you strongly prefer a more directive approach this may be challenging.

Most of the Department's weekly classes have 10 or 20 CATS points assigned to them. 10 CATS points at FHEQ Level 4 usually consist of ten 2-hour sessions. 20 CATS points at FHEQ Level 4 usually consist of twenty 2-hour sessions. It is expected that, for every 2 hours of tuition you are given, you will engage in eight hours of private study.

Credit Accumulation and Transfer Scheme (CATS)