Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice
The area of clinical supervision is evolving as one of significant professional interest within the Irish health and social care setting.
This course is designed to equip students with the knowledge, skills, and attitudes required to become confident, critical, analytical, and reflective practitioners who are able to make maximum use of resources, including research in their day-to-day practice. Competent practice within contemporary health and social care settings demands flexibility as well as higher levels of knowledge and skills. Students will develop the knowledge and skills to become flexible through the development of the capacity for positive openness to change. It is our belief that this will be best achieved through collaboration and strong links between education and service, which will promote the effective integration of theory and practice. This programme will facilitate the student to evolve to a level of expert practice in clinical supervision in the context of interdisciplinary care models and driven by principles of holism.
Why study Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice at Griffith College?
• This newly validated Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice is validated by QQI at Level 9 on the National Framework of Qualifications.
• Participants are eligible for a Minor Award of Certificate in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice on completion of 30 ECTs.
• This part-time 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.
• 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.
• Graduates can apply for further higher-level studies in the field of Clinical Supervision with the MA in Clinical Supervision in Professional Practice.
Learners have to complete three 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.
How to Apply
Apply directly to Griffith College.
24 weeks Part-Time / Blended Learning.
This course will run 1 evening per week (Thursday) over 24 weeks from 6pm to 9pm and 8 Saturdays* from 9.30am to 4.30pm.
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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.
Post Course Info
On successful completion of the programme, your qualification is awarded by Quality and Qualifications Ireland (QQI). QQI is one of the principal Irish awarding body for 3rd level education in Ireland and sets the standards for awards on the NFQ. Because this programme is both validated and awarded by QQI, the Award you receive is recognised in Ireland and internationally. See www.qqi.ie for further information.
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.
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.