Diploma in Coaching Supervision

The purpose of this programme is to support the development of experienced coaches and mentors, so that they have the knowledge, skills, mindset and credibility to act as professional supervisors to other practitioners within the coaching profession.

Who is it for?

This programme is suitable for professional coaches and mentors who are accredited at Senior Practitioner or Master Practitioner level with EMCC, or who have an equivalent level of experience and/or accreditation with another professional body.

Accreditation

Successful completion of the Diploma in Coaching Supervision will include meeting all the requirements for individual accreditation with EMCC. If all criteria are met, this will lead to the attainment of the EMCC’s ESIA supervision accreditation.

Process

We apply an experiential learning approach combining taught input, reflection and dialogue, practice in a safe environment, detailed feedback, and experimentation with live clients.

Course Overview

We have designed this programme to align well with the life of a busy professional. Training modules are short and well-spaced over 12 months. Sessions are closer together in the first half of the programme, with more emphasis on self-directed learning in the second. All modules are delivered virtually.

Course Components

The programme is focused around 20 live, virtual training modules. In addition to their ongoing practice, participants will maintain a learning journal, attend 6 guided-learning group sessions, submit and receive feedback on a recorded session, write a 2000-word essay, carry out a self-assessment towards the end of the programme, and interact regularly with other members of the cohort.

The Course at a Glance

The Bigger Picture

Supervision is safe space for reflective dialogue with a practicing supervisor, supporting the supervisee’s practice, development, and well-being.

PHASE 1: JAN - FEB 2023

THE FOUNDATIONS

25 HOURS

During these two months, learners will discover the basics of supervision. Learning groups will be established and will meet for the first time. Learners will also pair up with each other to form practice supervision pairs and will start supervising each other in their own time. Learners will be asked to maintain a reflective journal and to contribute to the online community discussion forum.

JAN
11
2023
Module 1

Introduction to Coaching Supervision

Overview. What to expect. Introductions. Course contract. Learning Platform.
JAN
18
2023
Module 2

Understanding Supervision

Defining Supervision. Working with the Supervision Competence Framework.
JAN
25
2023
Module 3

Contracting in Supervision

Establishing a working alliance between supervisor and supervisee.
FEB
1
2023
Module 4

The Supervision Process

Supervision demonstration. Applying a supervision model. Practice.

PHASE 2: FEB - MAR 2023

THE CORE SKILLS

50 HOURS

This period contains six modules, and a recorded supervision exercise. In this regard, it is the most intensive phase of the programme. The intention is to establish and embed all the essential supervision skills at a relatively early stage in the course, so that learners are set up for success.


During this period, learners start working with practice clients from outside the programme. Learners also continue working with internal supervision buddy and continue meeting as learning groups.

FEB
22
2023
Module 5

Non-conscious Psychological Processes

Understanding and working with parallel process.
MAR
1
2023
Module 6

Reflective practice

The Role of Reflective Practice in Supervision.
MAR
8
2023
Module 7

Using Creativity in Supervision, Part 1

For example: working with metaphor; reflective writing; image cards.
MAR
15
2023
Module 8

Using Creativity in Supervision, Part 2

E.g. overplayed strengths, using the outdoor environment, table-top constellations.
MAR
22
2023
Module 9

Ethical Dilemmas in supervision

Ethical and legal frameworks. Practical Exercise.
MAR
29
2023
Module 10

Process Review, Intro to Consolidation Exercise

Recap of all learning. Discussion, peer support. Introduction to 2000-word essay.

Recorded Session

Between Feb and Mar, learners will record one of their supervision sessions and this will be used to gather feedback. Feedback will be provided by a member of faculty. Participants will also provide feedback to each other on this.

PHASE 3: APR 2023

CONSOLIDATION

25 HOURS

Learners will spend the first three months of the year consolidating their experience, reflecting on their journey so far and recording their thoughts in the 2000-word essay.
During this phase, they will start working with new external supervisees. 

 

They will also switch internal supervision buddies: this will give them the experience of managing endings. They will continue meeting in learning groups, but will start taking turns to lead these meetings, in preparation for supervising external groups.

PHASE 4: MAY - JUN 2023

SUPERVISION MODALITITES

40 HOURS

After 3 months of the programme, in May 2023, we introduce group supervision skills and take a deeper dive into three different psychological modalities. Learners will start supervising groups of independent coaches.

MAY
3
2023
Module 11

Reconnecting

Sharing reflections on the journey so far, on the essay and progress in general.
MAY
17
2023
Module 12

Working with Groups

Practicalities of facilitating group supervision.
MAY
31
2023
Module 13

Psychodynamic Approach to Supervision

Transference / countertransference, projection, and projective identification.
JUN
14
2023
Module 14

Transpersonal Approach to Supervision

‘Ego development’, ‘vertical development’; how does this affect us as supervisors?
JUN
21
2023
Module 15

Person Centred Approach to Supervision

Applying core conditions (empathy, congruence and unconditional positive regard).

PHASE 5: SEP - OCT 2023

PROFESSIONALISING THE PRACTICE

40 HOURS

SEP
6
2023
Module 16

Personal Supervision Model

Developing your own model of supervision and applying it authentically.
SEP
20
2023
Module 17

Observed Group Supervision

Practising peer group supervision and receiving feedback.

OCT
4
2023
Module 18

Maintaining a Supervision Practice

Practicing professionally and self-regulating future practice.
OCT
18
2023
Module 19

Presentation of Personal Supervision Models

Participants will share their personal supervision models with other group members

If you wish to do so, you may choose to close down your practice supervision relationships by the end of this year. Or, you may decide to continue working together on a professional basis. The programme does not require you to continue into 2024, unless you need to log additional supervision hours.

PHASE 6: NOV - DEC 2023

FEEDBACK AND SELF-ASSESSMENT

20 HOURS

Learners will start collecting feedback from their supervisees and complete a process of personal self- assessment against the learning outcomes, with reference to the EMCC Supervision Competence Framework. On successful completion of the programme, individuals will be recommended to EMCC for ESIA accreditation.
NOV
22
2023
Module 20

Graduation

Sharing overall learning and personal outcomes from 24-month journey.

Total Qualification Time: 200 Hours

We estimate that this programme will take a minimum of 200 hours, although individual learners may choose to spend longer than this.

20 x 2.5hr Zoom Modules50 hours
1:1 Supervision Practice60 hours
Group Supervision Practice10 hours
Homework
eg Learning Journal, Online Discussion & self -assessments
80 hours
Total200 hours

COURSE COMPLETION

Assessment

Assessment is not based on a pass or fail approach. Our method is to support learners to develop, at their own pace and in their own way to achieve a successful outcome.

Attendance

It is essential that learners attend a minimum of 80% of all sessions (taught modules and learning group sessions). If sessions are missed, these need to be made up for by listening to the recording of the session and carrying out a small amount of additional homework.

Certification

On successful completion of the programme, learners will be awarded the Diploma in Coaching Supervision from Tom Battye Coaching Ltd and will be automatically referred to EMCC for individual accreditation: ESIA.

Accreditation Criteria

1. Successful completion o f the programme
2. Membership of EMCC Global (150 Euros/year)
3. Minimum of 120 supervision practice hours
4. Minimum of 10 Supervisees

EMCC Global Supervision Accreditation

ONLINE LEARNING PLATFORM

We use an online learning platform that outperforms everything else on the market. It is very user-friendly, and which will act as a secure base for all the work that we do over the 12-month period. All the handouts contained within the programme will be available here, along with homework assignments and space for community discussion. 

 

The platform acts as a container for the learning journey undertaken by participants. Each module gets unlocked at the right time, and all learner requirements are made clear and visible. Progress is indicated visually, and overdue tasks are highlighted.

 

Each module has a Community Discussion area where participants will share resources and reflections. Sessions are also followed up with a fun quiz.

The Learning Journal activity is an important part of the process: here we encourage social learning by partnering participants with each other to review each other’s reflections.

Accreditation supports and regulates an individual’s ongoing professional practice and provides a focus for their ongoing development.

Meet your facilitators

The programme will be led by Tom Battye who will facilitate most of the taught input sessions. All members of the faculty are highly experienced coaches, supervisors and educators in this field.

Tom Battye

Tom Battye

Tom began supervising in 2007 and has maintained an active supervision portfolio since that time, working with internal coaches, professional services firms and independent consultants.

 

Tom has delivered coaching supervision inside a range of organisations including the BBC, the Dept for Business and Skills, Schlumberger, the Foreign, Commonwealth & Development Office and Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Lisa Young

Lisa Young

Lisa is the programme administrator and will take responsibility for the day-to-day, month-to-month logistics of the course.
Lisa has over 25 years’ experience in PA and administration roles in various companies and extensively in the Learning & Development sector.

 

Lisa has been PA to Board Directors as well as project managing development programmes of varying scales.

Next steps

Talk to Tom

If you would like to find out more, please book a 1:1 with Tom using the scheduler below.

Apply to take part

Alternatively, you may apply to join the programme using the Application Form.

I hold a senior level of coach accreditation, e.g. EMCC Global or Association for Coaching Senior Practitioner, International Coach Federation (ICF) Professional Certified Coach (PCC), or equivalent.