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Professional Certificate in Supervision

At a glance

  • Develop key supervision skills through exploration, practise and feedback
  • Try working with different supervision models
  • Deepen your own reflective practice
  • Be challenged to consider who you are as a coach and a coach supervisor
  • In person programme, with additional online sessions
  • Provides a route to EMCC accreditation as a Coaching Supervisor
Subject area(s)
£5,750 VAT exempt (excluding accommodation)
Course length
9 months
Suitable for
Internal or external coaches or mentors with a minimum of 100 hours coach/mentor practice.
In-person weekday

Start dates

1 Mar 2024

Delivery: In-person weekday
Location: Greenlands campus

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Full attendance at all workshops and webinar sessions is mandatory for successful completion of the accredited programme. Candidates should be confident they will be able to attend all sessions when they confirm their place on their chosen cohort.


The Professional Certificate in Supervision is a programme where you learn by doing. You will engage in reflective practice throughout. You will be required to undertake coaching supervision during the course, and reflect on your learning. This will be supported by core content which will incorporate key supervision models and frameworks for working with individuals and groups. The approach adopted is one of an adult learning community and we aim to create a psychologically safe learning space where we can all learn together.

The programme is EMCC accredited and provides 35 ICF CCE credits (25 core competencies and 10 resource development).

Key benefits

You will need 100+ hours of coaching experience with multiple coachees, as an internal or external coach, and to have completed a prior coaching training programme. If you are not accredited by one of the main coaching bodies, evidence of your coaching experience will be requested**.

The programme is conducted in English. An excellent level of English is therefore essential and proficiency testing may be requested.

** Evidence of coaching experience can be demonstrated through a coaching log or confirmation of coaching hours from an employer (if an internal coach), consultancy, or training provider.

The programme is taught through in-person workshops and live webinars. You will also have access to an online learning platform.

Initial pre-programme reflection will be followed by:

Your ‘Self’ in the Relationship

As the main instrument of the coaching supervision practice this workshop will focus on your ‘self ‘ in the relationship and self-awareness. This workshop will also explore power in supervision and the EMCC competencies in detail.

Working with Groups & Individuals in Supervision

This workshop will include reflection on practice, key supervision models, and exploration of working with groups.

Integration – you as a Supervisor

In this session you will integrate your learning into your practice and observed practice.

You will be supported with continued learning through a live webinar on using the body in coaching supervision; and two supervision-on-supervision sessions.

*The module or course content descriptions set out on this page are correct for those being taught in the current academic year. Modules or course content marked as optional are indicative and may be subject to change. Please note, constraints in timetable scheduling may mean you are unable to take some optional modules at the same time as others.

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  • 10% discount for Henley / University of Reading alumni

This applies to

  • Henley Business School alumni*
  • University of Reading undergraduate and postgraduate alumni

(Where 120+ academic credits have been awarded).

The Henley Partnership


  • 50% discount

Henley Business School is pleased to offer one discounted place for employees of UK registered charities*** on each intake of the Professional Certificate in Supervision. Places are allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

Applicants will need to provide:

  • Proof of paid employee status of a UK registered charity
  • Confirmation that this role is their main employment
  • The UK registered charity number
  • Confirmation that charity can be invoiced directly

To apply, applicants should complete and return the charity place application form. This form should be provided at the point of application, charity places may not be applied for retrospectively.

Certified B Corporations

  • 50% discount

A discounted place on the Professional Certificate in Supervision is also available to B Corporations. Please contact us to discuss eligibility and availability.

Multiple bookings

The following discount is available on programme fees when multiple bookings are made by applicants from the same organisation. Payment is required in advance and this offer is subject to eligibility**.

  • 10% 2-4 people
  • 15% 5-9 people
  • 20% 10+ people

Please note:

* Alumni discount is available to Henley Business School alumni (as part of University of Reading), not to graduates of Henley Management College.

** Please contact us for eligibility criteria, availability and terms.

*** Excluding exempt charities.

Only one discount can apply.

For more information

Please contact

Karen Foy

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Aboodi Shabi

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Alison Hodge

Lecturer in Coaching and Behavioural Change

Why choose Henley?

No.3 in the UK
for Executive Education providers for open programmes
(Financial Times Executive Education open enrolment programmes rankings 2023)
No. 20 in the world
for Executive Education combined open and custom programmes
(Executive Education 2023: Top 50 combined ranking and school profiles)

The Henley Centre for Coaching

The Henley Centre for Coaching is a global leader in coaching research and coach training. The Centre is home to a wealth of resources, including the National Coaching Resources Centre, and is a proud recipient of the European Mentoring and Coaching Council (EMCC) Coaching Award.

Executive Education at Henley

For 75 years, Henley Business School has developed confident and resilient business leaders. Executive Education at Henley is:

  • Practical: we combine academic rigour with a strong practical focus, so you can immediately apply what you have learned back in your organisation.
  • Relevant: Henley faculty are experienced practitioners who can support you in exploring solutions to your organisation’s challenges.
  • Collaborative: Open programmes enable you to expand your network, gain new perspectives and share ideas with peers from a range of backgrounds and sectors.
  • Personal: deliberately small learning groups allow you to benefit from individual attention and a confidential environment. We encourage you to understand your unique strengths, leadership style, and areas for development.

Contact us

Open Programmes

If you have any questions or would like to learn more about the programme, please contact our programme advisors.

Telephone: 01491 418767
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“The supervision course has been profound. The learning is broad and experiential rather than “tell”. The depth of skills, knowledge, experience and personal growth is not only in me as a supervisor but I have noticed it in all aspects…”
Jackie Haywood Executive coach, Illuminate You Professional Certificate in Supervision
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“The Professional Certificate in Supervision is so much more than a programme to train a supervisor, which of course it does admirably. It is a life experience, allowing self reflection with breadth and depth, whilst engaging with like-minded people to…”
John Sephton Director John Sephton Consulting Ltd Professional Certificate in Supervision

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