Key facts

Programme fee:

£4,950 excluding accommodation. VAT exempt.

Programme duration:

12 months

Programme format:

Part-time - combining short residential workshops and home study



Upcoming dates

Programme Overview

Developing your commitment to professional best practice in executive coaching

Coaching supervision benefits not only the coach but also their individual clients and client organisations - a coaching supervisor will monitor practice quality, develop capability and be able to contribute to wider learning in an organisational setting.

Becoming a Coaching Supervisor: The natural next step for experienced executive coaches and those utilising a coaching approach

The Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision is designed for experienced executive coaches, mentors and managers to develop core coaching supervision skills and confidence in deploying them. In addition, this part-time programme offers:

• accreditation by the EMCC, and a university qualification delivered in conjunction with a global business school

• a supportive peer-group and networking opportunities

• University of Reading and Henley alumni status and benefits

• a year’s membership of The Henley Centre for Coaching.

Multiple supervision practice and reflection sessions form an integral part of this programme, ensuring you complete the Certificate ready to immediately incorporate supervision skills into your practice.

Designed and facilitated by experienced coaching professionals

The Professional Certificate in Supervision is designed in partnership with leading members of the Bath Consultancy Group, who have led coaching supervision training in the UK for over 15 years and are recognised as the founders of professional supervision.

The teaching team also includes members of the Bath Consultancy Group, such as Peter Hawkins and Nick Smith, who have published several bestselling books on supervision, and Gil Schwenk, Eve Turner and Jonathan Passmore whose research into coaching supervision, means this programme will set the standards for the coming decade.

Join an executive coaching programme recognised by a leading coaching organisation

The Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision is accredited by the European Mentoring & Coaching Council (EMCC), recognising the quality of the programme experience, and giving you the confidence and the professional qualification needed for your ongoing practice, combined with a university award.

The EMCC recognises receiving supervision as an important feature of an individual's CPD and the EMCC Code of Ethics requires that all members have regular supervision. This requires sufficient experienced coaches to be trained in effective supervision.

The Henley Centre for Coaching: Be part of a coaching community

Your programme fee includes a year’s membership of The Henley Centre for Coaching. This provides benefits such as access to new webinars and the webinar archive, networking opportunities, online discussion forums, coaching contracts, online journals and magazines, research and blogs.

Who is the Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision for?

• Experienced practitioners including both in-house and independent executive coaches

• A range of practitioners who wish to supervise work to facilitate change in individuals, teams and organisations

• Those interested in developing skills in supervision and reflective practice such as leaders, consultants, mentors and psychologists.

Admissions requirements

  • A minimum of five years' experience of coaching practice, plus a previous coaching qualification
  • If you have an Henley MSc in Coaching & Behavioural Change (or equivalent), we'd look for at least one year of the total coaching practice being post MSc, or
  • If you have completed the Henley Professional Certificate in Coaching (or equivalent), we'd look for three years' of the total coaching practice being post Professional Certificate

We always look at submissions on a case by case basis. If you do not precisely meet the admissions requirements listed above but have significant coaching experience, please enquire with the team.

Programme format and duration

Part-time, typically studied over 12 months. You will attend three two-day workshops at Henley Business School, alongside online learning through videos and exercises, extensive coaching supervision practice and 360-degree feedback.

Programme structure and content


Pre workshop study

Before Workshop 1 you will have access to your online learning portal including resources from the Academic Resource Centre, and we will invite you to undertake some online learning including reading, and reflection before you come to the first workshop.

You will then complete the following workshops:

  • Workshop 1: Coaching and supervision models, including developing understanding and application of the Seven Eyed model of supervision
  • Workshop 2: Group supervision, including developing your ability to see systemic patterns
  • Workshop 3: Increasing the impact of the coaching supervisor

Personal development and assessment

During the Henley Professional Certificate in Supervision you will:

  • Be required to undertake 50 hours of coaching supervision practice outside the workshops
  • Use a Learning Log to bring together all the different learning elements from the course and your self-reflection on your practice
  • Complete 10 hours of supervision on your practice supervision with your own personal supervisor
  • Complete a 5,000 word written assignment reflecting on your supervision practice.


Immediately incorporate your new skills into your practice, and offer supervision alongside coaching services.

You will have ongoing contact with Henley Business School through:

• Access to resources from the online learning portal for up to 12 months

• University of Reading and Henley alumni status.


For participants

As a coaching supervisor you will optimise your own skills and resilience as you develop coaching capability in others.

This programme will maximise your capacity to develop individuals and groups, improving their coaching practice over time. You will develop your supervision technique, range of responses and confidence in deploying them, and gain in areas such as:

• Understanding and working with the way assumptions are blocking change

• Increasing your flexibility regarding different ways of responding, so as to model potential change for supervisees.

Upon completion of the certificate, coaches can extend their client services to provide formal supervision with credibility.

For your organisation

Coaching supervision provides essential quality assurance within a coaching culture. In-house coaches that complete this programme will be positioned to effectively undertake supervision for their organisation’s coaching team, ensuring consistent standards are met, enhancing the quality of coaching and providing developmental support in a cost-effective manner.

In an organisation Coaching Supervisors can:

• Develop practice capability and capacity of others

By helping practitioners reflect on their practice, a supervisor encourages self-awareness and stimulates better, more fluent practice.

• Monitor practice quality

Regular supervision allows your organisation to spot poor practice early and intervene through the support of the supervisor. It provides a safety net and helps protect the organisation from the effects of bad practice.

• Draw organisational learning from change activity

Reflection on or during supervision can spot patterns of activity and dynamics across your organisation that can be used to inform the development agenda and activity.

The Manifesto for Supervision

Written in collaboration with the Association for Coaching, The Manifesto for Supervision provides an overview of why coaching supervision is needed and examines its functions, summarising the main models, research and latest thinking.

Read the full Manifest for Supervision here.

Location and facilities

Finding us

We pride ourselves on understanding the need to create an environment which is both relaxing and comfortable enabling work and study to be focused and effective. From our unique riverside location to our impressive amenities, we provide an ideal environment for meeting success.

How to find us (PDF-1.15 MB)

Sports facilities

henley business school gym greenlands

Balancing busy work schedules with relaxation and exercise is an important aspect of our approach at Henley. The fully equipped and professionally staffed Fitness Centre with views overlooking the beautiful grounds and River Thames has everything needed to restore a sense of well being.

Business facilities

Business facilities - rooms

At our Greenlands site we provide a variety of meeting rooms and conference facilities. Our rooms have been designed with an emphasis on practicality with many of our rooms benefiting from the latest presentation equipment to ensure that your meeting runs smoothly.

Conference Rooms

The conference rooms at Greenlands, Henley, all feature air conditioning, natural daylight and excellent acoustics, as well as state-of-the-art AV and presentation technology controlled by bluetooth touch screens, free WiFi access, laptop connections, networked PC and large screens. Our larger rooms also have repeater screens. Each conference room has access to dedicated syndicate and break-out rooms and refreshment areas close by. Stationery, flipcharts, photocopying facilities and whiteboards are included as standard.

Meeting Rooms

All syndicate and meeting rooms at Henley are fitted with a large screen, networked PC, whiteboards and have free WiFi access and laptop connections. River House 1-14 are also fitted with Copycam, allowing users to capture whiteboard notes at the touch of a button. Digital recorders, video and stills cameras are also available on request. All are laid out boardroom style.


Henley Business School Bedroom

We have 100 rooms including some with disabled facilities. All rooms are en-suite & include a safe, trouser press, laptop connection with free Wi-Fi access, direct dial telephone, satellite TV with radio, Molton Brown toiletries, tea & coffee making facilities and a hair dryer. Photograph of Thames Court accommodation.

Full English breakfast is served in our main dining room, which overlooks the River Thames. Our dedicated staff maintain the facility 24 hours a day, seven days a week. All guest rooms receive daily housekeeping services.


Dining at Henley Business School Greenlands

When it comes to dining, we offer you choice, quality and flexibility. We understand that you also want facilities that are conducive to networking, and dining arrangements that integrate seamlessly with the other aspects of your day. Henley is renowned for both its excellent standards of service and the high quality of cuisine. The chefs and their professional staff are able to offer the sophistication of a memorable evening dinner in the spacious dining room, with its views over the lawns down to the Thames.

Fresh, varied breakfasts are prepared by award-winning chefs and served each morning in the beautiful, riverside restaurant - the Heyworth Room.


Several tea and coffee areas are situated throughout the buildings, the Garden Common Room is situated beside the Heyworth Room and is open throughout the day and evening offering a wide range of Fairtrade drinks and a selection of biscuits. The bar is open each evening serving a full range of drinks.

Henley Conference Centre and Hotel

Set in its own 30 acre estate in the beautiful Oxfordshire countryside, alongside the River Thames, this magnificent Grade II Listed Building offers excellent conference, meeting and event facilities and provides a spectacular setting for any gathering. For more information about booking our beautiful facilities please visit the Henley Conferences website.

History of Greenlands

Records indicate that there has been a house on our Greenlands site for 500 years, although the house would have originally been much closer to the river.

Greenlands has been home to a series of notable families and individuals throughout its lifetime. These include Thomas Chaucer, son of Geoffrey Chaucer; Robert D'Oyley, Sheriff of Oxfordshire in 1573; Bulstrode Whitelock, Oliver Cromwell's Ambassador to Sweden and most recently WH Smith, who bought the existing house in 1871. Queen Elizabeth I is also known to have visited on more than one occasion, most likely when staying at her royal palace in Reading.

The site became the home of a new Administrative Staff College in 1946, first welcoming students in 1948. In 1952, after the unexpected death of Viscount Hambleden from whom the College leased the site, an opportunity to purchase Greenlands' 30 acres arose. The College was renamed Henley Management College in 1991, and following the 2008 merger with the University of Reading became Henley Business School. Today, the world-ranked Henley MBA, The Henley DBA and our executive education programmes are delivered at Greenlands.

Offers & Discounts

Henley MBA alumni are eligible for 10% discount off the programme fee.

10% reduction on the programme fee for members of The Henley Partnership

A 50% discount is available to employees of UK registered charities. A maximum of two discounted places, and one per individual charity, are available on each intake. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.
To be eligible to apply, applicants will need to provide proof of:

- Paid employee status of a UK registered charity

- Confirmation that this role is their main employment

- UK registered charity number

- The charity will be invoiced directly

Multiple bookings

When booking multiple open programmes which are paid for upfront, the following discount structure applies:

2-4 people = 10% reduction 5-9 people = 15% reduction 10+ people = 20% reduction

Please note: Only one discount can apply

All offers & discounts will be displayed here when available.

The Henley Experience

Helping you become exceptional is at the heart of everything we do. The Henley Experience is highly practical, collaborative and academically rigorous. We develop confident leaders and professionals who are able to take a fresh perspective and have the energy, capability and resilience to ensure that they and their organisations are successful.


  • Engagement
  • Awareness
  • Alignment
  • Rigour & relevance
  • Trust

The Henley Experience is much more than a set of principles. It is ingrained in our spirit and fundamental to our purpose and heritage, characterising the way we can help you to deliver exceptional performance.


We engage with you at the deepest level, fostering a shared spirit of curiosity, exploration, investigation and learning. We collaborate with you in order to challenge assumptions and mindsets, and get to the heart of the real business issues you face.


By creating a safe environment that promotes self-reflection, you are able to ask yourself those crucial questions that allow you to learn more about what informs your strategic business decisions and actions.


We work closely with you to diagnose your strategic individual and organisational aims. We then identify programmes that are best aligned to these goals, or we can co-evolve a learning design specifically aimed at achieving these strategic outcomes.


We draw on world-class research and originate leading-edge thinking – but theory remains theory unless it is applied to real-world business. All of our programmes are delivered by experienced faculty who integrate academic rigour with commercial application. What you learn translates into business results.


Our customers rely on our long history and global reputation for successful executive development. These strengths underlie our responsible and collaborative way of working with you to co-create the very best executive learning experiences and commercial outcomes.

At Henley we know we cannot just be exceptional – we are here to help you become exceptional.


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