EMCC Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision

Join our cutting-edge coaching supervision course and support the development and growth of coaches and the coaching profession.

Whilst professional supervision has long been a necessity in counselling and psychotherapy, it has only recently begun to find a place in the field of coaching. However, this is changing and changing fast.

With the requirement for some form of supervision or mentoring by all the main professional bodies – the Association for Coaching, European Mentoring and Coaching Council and International Coach Federation – and with the growing influence of the Association of Coaching Supervisors, professional supervision is becoming less an option and more a necessity for coaches.

This course has been designed to develop exceptional, integrative coaching supervisors who are able support the growing number of coaches and related practitioners who work independently or in organisations, whilst contributing to the credibility and progression of the coaching field.

If you’d like to supervise coaches, create an additional service within your own practice and contribute to the credibility and rigour of the coaching profession, then we’d love to help you take the next step.

Course Content

The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision offers the most comprehensive and rigorous coaching supervision course currently available.

Combining live-training modules with real-life supervision practice, reflective practice, supervision groups and specialist tele-classes, you’ll gain huge confidence and competence as a coaching supervisor whilst developing a breadth and depth in your theoretical and professional underpinnings.

The course takes an integrative approach to coaching supervision bringing together classic models and theories of supervision with the latest approaches that more fully serve the coaching profession. Our aim is to support you to become a unique coaching supervisor in which your personality, style, and whole self shines.

Over the five live training modules, you’ll explore

  • Core principles of coaching supervision
  • Heron’s Six Categories of Intervention
  • Normative, formative and restorative functions
  • The systemic 7-Eyed Model in supervision
  • The 7 Conversations Model
  • Group supervision and Virtual Supervision
  • Positive psychology theory and solution-focused approaches
  • Creative approaches and techniques in supervision
  • Existential themes and practice in supervision
  • Psychodynamic theory within supervision
  • Developing your private supervision practice

The philosophy of the programme is eminently pragmatic and practice-focused but equally grounded in current theory, research and best practice in the industry. We aim to open the door to theories and practices and allow you to decide which you will more fully inhabit.

Unlike many earlier supervision courses which have, by default, simply extended therapeutic supervision into coaching, the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision has been designed specifically with the needs of coaches and other such change makers in mind.

Live Training Modules

Over the course of 10 months, the programme takes you from the core supervision principles to advanced practice, integrating concepts and models for a more profound reflective journey with your supervisee.

The training on the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is delivered over five two-day modules with each covering an area of coaching practice and theory to progress your supervision skills, knowledge and confidence.

The five modules

  • Module 1: Supervision Foundations
  • Module 2: Psychological Frameworks (1): Positive and Creative Supervision
  • Module 3: Group and Virtual Supervision
  • Module 4: Psychological Frameworks (2): Existential and Psychodynamic Supervision
  • Module 5: Developing Your Professional Practice

Module 1: Supervision Foundations

Supervision Foundations ensures you gain the key concepts, supervision models and professional practices to get started in your supervision work. You’ll learn how to contract for and begin the work with your supervisee and how to conduct effective supervision sessions using the classic systemic 7-eyed model along with core skills.

On this module, you will learn:

  • Understanding supervision
  • Qualities of effective supervision
  • 3 Supervisory Functions
  • Contracting and other Professional Practices
  • Integrating Heron’s Intervention Categories in Supervision
  • Working with the 7-Eyed Model
  • Identifying and working with parallel process
  • Balancing advice, guidance and discovery
  • Working with the integrative practitioner
  • Reflective practice

Module 2: Emerging Frameworks: Positive and Creative Supervision

In the second module, you’ll expand your theoretical and practical repertoire by exploring concepts and models that are emerging from positive psychology and creative practice.

This module will enrich your way of working with clients to give you more perspectives and approaches to unlock growth and potential.

On this module, you will explore:

  • Positive Supervision
  • Creative Supervision
  • Positive goal formulation
  • Strengths focus and competence
  • Devising play in supervision
  • Gestalt chairs in supervision
  • Creative approaches to the 7-Eyed Model

Module 3: Group and Virtual Supervision

In the third module, you’ll explore one of the most important and dominant shifts in supervision today – the move to group and virtual supervision. Allowing you to harness the power of the many, group supervision offers a whole new set of challenges but also huge opportunities for impact.

On this module, you will explore:

  • Understanding and managing group dynamics
  • Group contracting
  • Balint and Action learning
  • Online supervision groups
  • Working effectively with “fishbowls”
  • What can go wrong
  • Utilisation of the group
  • Managing shame-creating behaviours and thinking
  • Facilitating group sharing and feedback

Module 4: Psychological Frameworks (2): Existential and Psychodynamic Supervision

In this module you will explore how psychodynamic and existential theory and practice can shed new light on the supervision journey. Whilst coming from very different psychological heritage, we believe that these two schools can be complementary adding new layers of depth to your supervision practice.

On this module, you will learn:

  • Understanding and applying existential theory to supervision
  • Psychodynamic perspectives on supervision
  • Transference and counter transference
  • Presence and Theory U
  • Identifying your emerging approach: towards integration and identity

Module 5: Developing Your Professional Practice

The final module supports you in your longer-term journey to become a successful, professional supervisor. At this stage of your journey, you’ll also start to formulate your own sense of your supervision exploring your emergent integrative approach.

This module will also help you explore some important issues including ethical standpoints, building your practice and gaining professional status.

On this module, you will learn:

  • Supervision in context: corporate, life coaching, integrative practice
  • Developing the normative function
  • Exploring Ethics
  • Issues of Competence
  • Setting up as supervisor
  • Gaining clients
  • Pathways for your development
  • Professional bodies and credentials


The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision offers a powerful blend of cutting-edge theory and practise delivered in an experiential and transformational way so that you not only learn the skills, but also experience them first hand.

Additional Course Elements

In addition to the live training modules, you will benefit from:

  • Specialist Webinars
  • Personal Supervision Mentor
  • Monthly Group Supervision
  • Interactive Online Forum
  • An exclusive, private group online community

Specialist Webinars

A series of specialist webinars allow you to cover important areas of practice that don’t fit naturally into the flow of the live training modules.

Each webinar is content-driven with interactive discussion as a group.

You’ll attend six specialist modules in which you focus on:

  • Preparing the Supervisee
  • Encouraging Reflective Practice in Clients
  • Working with Recorded Sessions and Transcripts
  • The Restorative Function
  • Contracts, Legal Issues and Insurance
  • Ending the Supervisory Relationship

Personal Supervision Mentor

You’ll be given your own personal mentor who will offer four hours of direct one-to-one support on your learning journey, supervision work and qualification process. Each tutor has been through our programme and now has a successful private supervision practice.

Monthly Group Supervision of your supervision

A key ingredient of the programme and your development is receiving group supervision in which your supervision can be discussed and explored. Using Supervision Pods of a maximum of 6 participants, you’ll learn from one another both through observed practice and discussion of your supervisory work.

Interactive Online Forum

The Interactive Online Forum is a secure members’ site giving you access to a wealth of templates, papers, webinar recordings and bonus videos. It is also the home of our exceptional online Forum in which Animas coaches contribute to one another’s questions, comments and ideas.

An exclusive, closed group online community

We run a wonderful online community using Facebook as the platform. This allows coaches to stay connected as much as they want and we find this has taken a life of its own with coaches celebrating successes, sharing ideas, offering practice clients and much more.

How the course is delivered

The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is delivered through a range of learning approaches that are designed to help broaden and deepen your understanding and practice of coaching supervision at a practical and theoretical level.

The learning is comprised of a mix of:

  • Live training in groups
  • 1-2-1 mentoring on your supervision
  • Teleclasses and webinars
  • Online group supervision of your supervision
  • Real-life client work
  • Reading and reflection
  • Interaction on an online forum

The above elements are all described in more detail in the sections above.

The live training takes place in central London and offers a warm, friendly and enjoyable space to discover and practise coaching supervision.

The live training is a mix of:

  • Classroom learning
  • Group discussion
  • Demonstrations from the course leader
  • Fishbowl Supervision
  • Practice sessions with your fellow supervisors
  • Reflections on your sessions

Outside the live training, you’ll have a wealth of support and resources including a personal mentor who will guide you through your learning journey, group supervision to discuss your client coaching, webinars to focus on specific coaching knowledge and a fabulously vibrant community with whom to share ideas and address questions.

Our aim is to offer a rich and varied experience of learning to help you become an exceptional supervisor.

Accreditation, Qualifying & Joining Criteria


The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision has gone through two rigorous quality assurance procedures.


The course has been accredited by the European Mentoring and Coaching Council and awarded the ESQA (the European Supervision Quality Award) – a prestigious accreditation achieved by only a small number of other programmes.

80 Hours ICF CCE

38.25 Hours ICF CCE Core Competencies
41.75 Hours ICF CCE Resource Development

It is also accredited by the International Coach Federation as providing 110 Continuing Coach Education hours.

Supporting the supervision profession with AOCS

Animas is a proud member and supporter of the Association of Coaching Supervisors and actively supports the development of the coaching supervision field.

We are proud of our relationship with these prestigious coaching bodies and the fact that it means supervisors from Animas can practise confidently anywhere in the world.


Qualification is achieved through a mixture of learning, practice and reflection. We hope it is rigorous but enjoyable and challenging yet manageable. Our key aim is to make it developmental at every step.

Qualification typically takes between 7 to 10 months but there is no time limit on it and we are always there to support you.

To qualify you must complete the following:

  • Attend all 5 course modules
  • Complete 3 mentoring sessions
  • Complete and log 30 supervision hours
  • Complete and submit a 2500-3500 word reflective Supervision Case Study
  • Complete and submit a 2500 -3500 word essay on your Emerging Supervision Approach
  • Submit a final recorded coaching session for assessment

Our aim with this structure is to ensure that the learning is practical, theoretical and personal using a mix of the practical supervision, oversight and reflection.

Joining Criteria

The Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is designed for experienced coaches who wish to support other coaches by providing a rigorous and caring reflective space to explore their practice.

For this reason, to become a coaching supervisor, it is important that you have a solid base of coaching experience. We do not stipulate a minimum number of hours, but rather we’ll discuss your current experience and understanding to gauge your suitability.

Course Fee and Payment Plans

Course fee: £3745.83 +VAT

The course fee (£4495.00 inc VAT) includes all support, training, study materials, assessment, certification and lifelong membership of our community and cutting-edge alumni platform.

Payment Methods

Organisations can book places on this course via a purchase order with payment due within 30 days of the order.

For students funding themselves, an Early Payment Discount of £150 is available for full payment of the course before commencement.

Interest-free payment plans of up to ten months are available and can be tailored to suit you.

For extended payment plans, we offer credit facilities up to four years through consumer-credit licensed partner.

Cancellation Policy

Lastly, for your peace of mind and in line with legislation, we offer a 14 days full-refund cancellation period from the date of enrolment.

Dates & Location

Next Dates

As described in the previous sections, the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is a combination of live training and distance/online learning through webinars and teleclasses. It is important therefore that you’re able to attend the five live training modules. The dates for the next cohorts are:


  • Module 1: Thursday & Friday, 13th & 14th September 2018
  • Module 2: Thursday & Friday, 22nd & 23rd November 2018
  • Module 3: Thursday & Friday, 17th & 18th January 2019
  • Module 4: Thursday & Friday, 14th & 15th March 2019
  • Module 5: Thursday & Friday, 16th & 17th May 2019

Training Venue

The London training takes place at:

WeWork, Sheraton House
16 Great Chapel St, Soho,
London W1F 8FL

Useful Articles and Resources

Articles on Coaching Supervision

What is Coaching Supervision? – Read This

How are Coaching Supervision and Coach Mentoring Different? – Read This

External Links

The EMCC on Coaching Supervision – Read This

The ICF on Coaching Supervision – Read This

Additional Resources

Coaching Supervision in a Nutshell – Download

Nick Bolton’s Personal Top 10 of Coaching Supervision Books – Download

Working with Recorded Sessions in Coaching Supervision – Download

How to Enrol.

Joining the Accredited Diploma in Coaching Supervision is by application. This is to ensure that the course is right for you whilst also ensuring that you have sufficient experience of coaching to step in to the role of supervisor.

Applying is easy. Simply click APPLY NOW and complete the fields on the online form. We’ll then call you for a conversation to make sure the course is a good fit.

If you then decide to proceed with enrolment, we’ll secure your spot with an deposit of £495 and agree your payment option for the balance.

You’ll then be ready to begin your journey to train as a coaching-supervisor.