The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision

The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision

Designed for experienced coaches across the world, our coaching supervision qualification provides the next step in your coaching career.  Use your skills, knowledge and hard-won experience to support other coaches and to contribute to the profession.

The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is a virtual coaching supervision qualification that takes place in a fully-interactive, small-group online environment.

Built to mirror all the qualities of in-person training but with shorter, focused sessions, you can train as a coaching supervisor from the comfort of your own home or workplace.

The course is accredited by both the EMCC as ESQA and the ICF for CCE and so offers you all the accreditation benefits you’d expect of advanced training.

Taking place over 6 months and with 26 live sessions, it combines teaching, discussions, case-studies, practice, reading, reflection and real-life client work to help you become a fully competent, confident coaching supervisor.

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Are you ready to step to the next level?

Course content

Module 1

Foundations of Coaching Supervision

Session 1

Functions and Qualities of Coaching Supervision
What is coaching supervision? | 3 Core Functions | Reflective Practice Capacities | Heron's 6 Categories | The Internal Coaching Supervisor | EMCC Supervision Competencies

Session 2

Contracting for Success
4 contract types | Sills' Contracting Matrix | Contractual ambiguity | Breached contracts | Systemic contracts

Session 3

Seven Eyed Model Part 1
Establishing the supervision relationship | Session Contracting | Hawkins’ Seven-Eyed Model Overview | Seven-Eyed Model (Eyes 1 - 3)

Session 4

Seven Eyed Model Part 2
Here-and-Now/There-and-Then/ De Haan’s 4 Levels of Awareness | Parallel Process | Seven-Eyed Model (Eyes 4 - 7) | Bolton's Supervision Layers

Session 5

Additional Key Models
Clutterbuck's Seven Coaching Conversations | Johari Window for Supervision | Page & Wosket's Cyclical Model |Working with Recorded Sessions

Session 6

Supervision Dynamics
Deference | Power | Shadow | Shame | Valency | Collusion | Paternalism & Maternalism | Authoritarianism

Session 7

Ethics in Coaching Supervision
EMCC Code of Ethics | Carroll’s Ethical Maturity | Conflicts of Interest | Professional Boundaries | Professional Codes of Conduct | Raising ethical issues in supervision sessions
Module 2

Group Supervision: Theory and Practice

Session 8

Group Supervision - Dynamics and Theory
Why us group supervision | Group theory | Group dynamics | Key thinkers and their application to supervision

Session 9

Group Supervision - Practical Processes
Setting up for success | Virtual Group Supervision |Live Group Supervision | Echo Chamber | Balint | Action Learning | Fishbowl Sessions | Managing shame, fear and anger
Module 3

Theoretical Lenses - Enriching Practice

This is not psychology 101. The theoretical lenses explored are NOT treated at a surface-level teaching of basic theory but are examined as a group through pre-reading, discussion, experimentation and exploration of how they apply to supervision.

Session 10

Positive Psychology Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | Positive Emotions | PERMA | Finding flow in coaching and supervision

Session 11

Solutions Focused Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings |What’s working? | OSKAR for supervision | Scaling | Miracle Question

Session 12

Transactional Analysis Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | Ego States | Transactions | Games & Racketing | Discounting | Games supervisee's and supervisor's play

Session 13

Psychodynamic Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | Transference | Countertransference | Projection | Sublimation

Session 14

Supervision for Internal Coaching Teams

Session Content

The organisational setting | The needs of the internal coach | Managing the 6Cs of Coaching Supervision

Session 15

Systemic Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | What are Systems? | Nested Systems | Organisational Systems | Parallel Process Revisited | Systemic Models

Session 16

Creative Approaches to Supervision
Drawing & Visual Expression | Cards & Images | Movement | Magic Box

Session 17

Gestalt Practice in Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | Figure, Field and Ground | Emergence & Cycle of Experience | Psychological Defences | Sensory Acuity | Noticing and Describing | Gestalt Chair Work

Session 18

Existential Coaching Supervision
Theoretical Underpinnings | Key existential themes | Phenomenology | 4 Worlds Model
Module 4

Developing Your Supervision Practice

Session 19

Finding & Contracting Supervision Clients
Marketing & Sourcing | Securing | Contracting | Referrals

Session 20

Developing Your Unique Flavour
Your Unique Flavour | Personal Preferences | Challenging Your Assumptions | Blindspots and Prejudices Credentialing | Next Steps

What you need for virtual training

Technology has allowed virtual learning to be intimate, connecting and flexible with almost every facet of in-person training possible virtually.  

And yet, to benefit from it,  you nothing more than you probably already have in your home or office:

  • Good broadband connection
  • Computer or tablet
  • Headphones
  • Somewhere quiet to take part

That’s it!  Simple.

If you have these then you are ready to start your course.

course structure

4 Modules featuring 20 Live Sessions

20 sessions of 3 hours each

  • Pre-reading
  • Content presentation and Q&A
  • Group & breakout discussions
  • Case-study exploration
  • Breakout practice
  • Observed fishbowl supervision & feedback

Triad Supervision Practicums

Six 2-hour practice sessions with peers

  • A safe practice space with peers
  • Experiment with new skills
  • Fill the role of supervisor, supervisee and observer
  • Give and receive positive, constructive feedback

Course Work

Completed outside of live training sessions

  • Pre-reading of provided articles & chapters
  • Personal reading and study
  • 40 Hours of client supervision practice
  • Reflective client case-study
  • Personal research project

Assessment & Qualification

Criteria & Outcome


Our coaching supervision qualification is accredited by the EMCC as an ESQA programme and so holds the most prestigious of coaching supervision awards.  It is also approved for 110 hours of CCE with the International Coach Federation.

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criteria for joining

The following criteria are only guidelines. We assess applicants on an individual basis taking into account related practices and professional backgrounds.

However, our standard criteria are:

  • 250+ hours coaching experience
  • Recognised coaching qualification
  • Professional credential from a coaching body is preferable but not essential

Course Fee & Plans

Course Fee

To reflect the international nature of the school and our participants, we offer payment in 3 currencies. 

The prices are estimated to reflect the existing exchange rates.

  • 3,995 GBP
  • 4,495 EUR
  • 4,995 USD

Payment Plans

There are two options to pay for the course – either in full or in instalments.

Full Payment Discount

Pay the course fee in full before the training begins and you will receive a 10% early payment discount.

Pay in 6 Payment

Alternatively, you can choose to pay a 25% deposit followed by 5 monthly payments of 15% per month.

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Start Date


13th October, 2020

Greenwich Meantime (UTC)

Tuesdays, 10.00am – 1.00pm

2nd February, 2021

Pacific Standard Time (UTC -8)

Tuesdays 10.00am – 1.00pm 

5th May, 2021

Eastern European Time (UTC +2) 

Wednesdays, 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

8th July, 2021

Greenwich Meantime (UTC)

Thursdays, 2.00pm – 5.00pm 

How To Apply

Enrolment on our coaching supervision qualification is by application only. This allows us to be sure the course is a good fit for you.

It also allows us to ensure all participants are appropriately experienced and qualified to become coaching supervisors.

Application and Enrolment is a simple 4 step process


Complete the short application form by clicking the Apply Now button and completing all fields


Arrange a time for a personal consultation using our booking system


Have an open, relaxed conversation to ensure a good fit


If there's a good fit and you wish to join, we'll agree your start date, payment plan and get you enrolled.

If you think you’re a good fit for the course and would like to enrol, please don’t hesitate to apply. We’re happy to have a conversation and see where it takes us.

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