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Programme Specification for the 2023/4 academic year

PGCert Clinical Supervision of Low Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People

1. Programme Details

Programme namePGCert Clinical Supervision of Low Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People Programme codePCT0PSYPSY09
Study mode(s)Part Time
Academic year2023/4
Campus(es)Streatham (Exeter)
NQF Level of the Final Award7 (Masters)

2. Description of the Programme

Within community and education settings it is recognised that clinical supervision plays a fundamental role in improving clinical outcomes, supporting practitioners, and ensuring safe and effective practice. In this module you will develop advanced skills and mastery of the supervision competencies associated with clinical and case management supervision, as well as supervision of the implementation of psychological interventions within community/education settings. Considerable opportunity for supervision and reflection on your supervisory practice will be afforded to enhance learning and ongoing action planning.  

3. Educational Aims of the Programme

This programme aims to update you with the latest research and practice in the clinical supervision of evidence-based psychological interventions in community and education settings. The programme will support you in developing advanced reflective practice skills in clinical and case management supervision, as well as supervising the implementation of Evidence-Based psychological interventions in community and education settings.. We aim to provide you with the knowledge and competencies required to supervise practitioners in effective practice, as well as providing you with the didactic, procedural, and reflective skills that will enhance your professional practice and support your autonomous lifelong learning. This will be provided in a supportive learning environment that fosters your academic and personal development.

4. Programme Structure

5. Programme Modules

The following tables describe the programme and constituent modules. Constituent modules may be updated, deleted or replaced as a consequence of the annual programme review of this programme.

The PGCert Clinical Supervision of Low Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People programme is a twelve month part-time programme of study at National Qualification Framework (NQF) level 7 (as confirmed against the FHEQ). This programme is offered in a single stage.

Stage 1


Compulsory Modules

60 credits of compulsoryand non-condonable modules

CodeModule Credits Non-condonable?
PYCM123 Supervising Evidence-Based Psychological Interventions in Child and Adolescent Mental Health or Education Settings 30Yes
PYCM090 Clinical Supervision Practice Placement (Wellbeing Practitioner for Children and Young People) 30Yes

6. Programme Outcomes Linked to Teaching, Learning and Assessment Methods

Intended Learning Outcomes
A: Specialised Subject Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

1. Demonstrate generic and modality-specific competencies in clinical supervision of evidence-based psychological therapies through module based competency assessments.
2. Introduce a range of key practice issues associated with the use of routine outcome monitoring in clinical practice.
3. Describe in detail the context within which clinical supervision is provided (including relevant professional, ethical and legal frameworks).

Lectures and group tutorials based at the University. Group supervision of supervision practice incorporating video analysis and written supervisee feedback. Reflective record of supervision practice.

Supervision Portfolio and Practice Outcomes Document (ILOs 1, 2).

Clinical Supervision Essay (ILOs 2, 3).

Reflective commentary (ILOs 1, 2).

Supervision presentation (ILOs 1, 2, 3)

Intended Learning Outcomes
B: Academic Discipline Core Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

4. Address complex supervision problems which may be framed within unpredictable contexts, think critically, creatively, and independently, and fully appreciate the complexities of the issues.
5. Communicate complex and contentious information clearly and effectively to supervisees.
6. Synthesise new approaches to contribute to the development of your supervision practice.

Lectures and group tutorials. Guided independent study. Group supervision of supervision practice incorporating video analysis and written supervisee feedback.

Case Management Supervision Assessment (self and supervisor rating) (ILOs 4, 5, 6).

Clinical Supervision Essay (ILOs 4, 6).

Supervision Portfolio (ILOs 4, 5, 6).

Supervision presentation (ILOs 4, 5, 6)

Intended Learning Outcomes
C: Personal/Transferable/Employment Skills and Knowledge

Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs)
On successfully completing this programme you will be able to:
Intended Learning Outcomes (ILOs) will be...
...accommodated and facilitated by the following learning and teaching activities (in/out of class):...and evidenced by the following assessment methods:

7. Analyse and manage the implications of ethical dilemmas and work proactively with others to formulate solutions
8. Manage complexity, incompleteness, and contradiction
9. Function independently and reflectively as a learner and practitioner.

Group supervision and tutorials. Practice-based peer review and self-directed learning. 

Case Management Supervision Assessment (self and supervisor rating) (ILOs 7, 8, 9)

Reflective Commentary (ILOs 7, 8, 9)

Supervision Portfolio and Practice Outcomes Document (ILOs 7, 8, 9).

7. Programme Regulations

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook.

Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

Programme-specific Progression Rules

You must pass all the modules in the table above. The pass mark for these modules is 50% with an additional requirement to pass all individual assessments within individual modules. If you fail any modules you will not be permitted to continue with the programme and your registration as a student will be terminated with immediate effect.

Classification

Full details of assessment regulations for all taught programmes can be found in the TQA Manual, specifically in the Credit and Qualifications Framework, and the Assessment, Progression and Awarding: Taught Programmes Handbook. Additional information, including Generic Marking Criteria, can be found in the Learning and Teaching Support Handbook.

8. College Support for Students and Students' Learning

Within Psychology there is a well-equipped suite of PCs dedicated for postgraduate use, with further support provided by a dedicated IT and statistics helpdesk.

A range of services is available to support your study from within  Clinical Education Development and Research (CEDAR). These include:

  • Team development programme.
  • Personal and professional development planning.
  • Student handbooks and programme guides.
  • Range of specialist advisors, including for: women students, non-school leavers, and overseas students.
  • Computing Help Desk.
  • Virtual Resource Room and other web-based learning materials.
  • Clinically focused seminars, the ‘Think Tank’, provided by the Mood Disorders Centre.

9. University Support for Students and Students' Learning

Please refer to the University Academic Policy and Standards guidelines regarding support for students and students' learning.

10. Admissions Criteria

Undergraduate applicants must satisfy the Undergraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Postgraduate applicants must satisfy the Postgraduate Admissions Policy of the University of Exeter.

Specific requirements required to enrol on this programme are available at the respective Undergraduate or Postgraduate Study Site webpages.

11. Regulation of Assessment and Academic Standards

Each academic programme in the University is subject to an agreed College assessment and marking strategy, underpinned by institution-wide assessment procedures.

The security of assessment and academic standards is further supported through the appointment of External Examiners for each programme. External Examiners have access to draft papers, course work and examination scripts. They are required to attend the Board of Examiners and to provide an annual report. Annual External Examiner reports are monitored at both College and University level. Their responsibilities are described in the University's code of practice. See the University's TQA Manual for details.

(Quality Review Framework.

14. Awarding Institution

University of Exeter

15. Lead College / Teaching Institution

Faculty of Health and Life Sciences

16. Partner College / Institution

Partner College(s)

Not applicable to this programme

Partner Institution

None

17. Programme Accredited / Validated by

0

18. Final Award

PGCert Clinical Supervision of Low Intensity Interventions for Children and Young People

19. UCAS Code

N/A

20. NQF Level of Final Award

7 (Masters)

21. Credit

CATS credits

60

ECTS credits

30

22. QAA Subject Benchmarking Group

23. Dates

Origin Date

11/11/2022

Date of last revision

11/11/2022