Diploma in Supervision


Diploma in Supervision for Coaches and NLP Practitioners (ILM Level 7)

If you are new to the world of coaching, we recommend that you read this guide before you choose a course.

Why Attend?

This course is designed for those who wish to develop their skills as professional supervisors of coaches or NLP practitioners . This Diploma programme is highly experiential, with previous participants reporting professional and life changing experiences. It draws from the world of Transactional Analysis, reflective practice and supervision theory adapted from the world of therapy.

Entry Requirements
The ideal participant will be a practicing coach and/or NLP Practitioner, with at least 150 hours of coaching practice and a range of other professional and life experiences and a commitment to professional, competent and ethical practice. You will be committed to your own personal and professional development and to sharing your learning with others in order to develop the field of coach supervision and the emergent professions of Coaching and/or NLP.


Our Diploma in Coach Supervision coaching course is run over two three-day modules with interim and post course supervision. It is equally applicable for Coaching and/or NLP Supervision. It has been developed to comply with the ICF requirements for ICF Coach Supervisors and provides 52 hours of Supervision training as well as 24 ICF CEUs for part 1 and 13.5 CEUs and 10.5 R&D CEUs for the Diploma.

There is a practical assessment at the end of Part 1 to ensure safe practice, as during the six months of the programme, participants are expected to deliver supervision and to bring their cases for discussion on the second module. During the programme, participants will also start the ILM assignments, including a reflective diary and must undertake a minimum of 10 hrs of supervision on their coaching practice. (This can be provided by The Performance Solution). A minimum of 20 hrs 1:1 client supervision and 10 hrs with groups is also required. Assignments will be completed within 30 months of module 2. 3 written assignments must be completed within 36 months of module 2.

Diploma in Supervision Course details

Part 1:

  • The nature of Coach Mentoring and Supervision
  • Introduction to ILM pathway
  • Contracting, ethics, boundaries and safe practice
  • Mentoring skills
  • Qualities, roles and responsibilities of great supervision
  • Core skills of supervision and 4 levels of development
  • Transference and counter-transference
  • Distance and containment
  • The change curve, competence and strokes
  • The seven eye process
  • The in house supervisor and wider organisational application
  • The concept of ‘bridging’
  • Games, dramas and creating shifts
  • Interpersonal process recall
  • Partnering in the thinking environment
  • Pairs, groups and action learning in supervision
  • Case study

Personal Work:

  • 10 hours of personal supervision
  • The carrying out of min 20 hours 1:1 client supervision and 10 hrs of group supervision

Part 2:

  • Personal case review
  • Working with difference and diversity
  • Working relationships and personality types
  • Emotional intelligence
  • The dynamics of power
  • Dependency and Inter-dependency
  • Collaboration and impact
  • Practical assessment
  • Advanced supervisory practice
  • Continuous Professional Development

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